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Architecture, engineering and planning firm OHM Advisors chose Workspot GPU cloud workstations to increase power-user productivity

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OHM Advisors' mission is to continually advance the communities they serve. With more than 500 employees in 15 cities across Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee, this community advancement firm works collaboratively across multiple service areas, including architecture, engineering, planning, urban design and landscape architecture, surveying and construction engineering.


The original use case envisioned for Workspot was to process data collected from drones faster. As OHM Advisors evaluated the solution, they realized they could support drone operators in the field, accelerate drone project completion, and more. Valuable, remote power users were struggling with performance when dealing with large CAD files, and the OHM team wanted to give them an “in office” experience that would reduce wait times for file upload/download, enable real-time collaboration on designs, and as a result, boost productivity.  Additionally, after an acquisition presented office space and IT infrastructure challenges for newly acquired employees, the firm realized that going forward, M&A activity could be dramatically streamlined, and faster time-to-productivity could be achieved with Workspot cloud workstations.


  • Workspot Workstation Cloud in Microsoft Azure
  • GPU cloud workstations placed in the Azure region closest to each user


  • Drone data is processed at least two hours faster than before
  • Remote users experience as good as – or better-than – workstation performance
  • Mergers and acquisitions can deliver business value more quickly


“Our power users have greater flexibility & mobility."

“Workspot gives us the ability to expand into any market in a matter of minutes.”

Mark Bloom – Director of Information Technology


“We’ve gained the ability for our power users to have an in-office performance experience anywhere, so we can hire and retain people who are not close to an office.

Matt Kelley – Systems Administrator