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COO Steve McGough Talks Cloud Computing With "Transportation Builder"

July 30, 2013

stevemcgoughOur COO, Steve McGough, has an article in the May/June issue of Transportation Builder that’s all about how cloud computing can revolutionize the construction industry. Here are some of the highlights:

What is cloud computing? Put simply, it’s when software and other resources are delivered to you online instead of stored locally on your computer. As Steve says, “I like to think about cloud computing as being similar to electricity. We use electricity to run our offices … but we don’t own or manage the power plant and the electrical lines.”

Is it safe? Yes. Computing technology has grown by leaps and bounds since the early days of the Internet, and it’s now possible to securely store your software and personal data “in the cloud” without having to worry about it falling into the wrong hands.

Does it really save money? Yes, and it’s because you’re outsourcing so many things — like hardware, servers, and staff — that you used to have to keep in-house. For instance, instead of buying your own server and maintaining a system for company email, you can now rely on cloud-based services from providers like Microsoft or Google that have the same functionality as your old email system at a fraction of the cost.

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