Is your Capital Project IT infrastructure investment really working for your company?
Or are you being held hostage by moribund legacy software, limited choices or unwarranted loyalty to the way things have always been done?
Consider what you could be doing instead.
You could be investing in a technology that evolves with your team and supports remote diverse cross functional teams. You could be moving to the cloud.
What is the cloud? The best way to understand is by using an example.
In the past, you bought accounting software and installed it on your computer. It took up lots of space on your hard drive. When the accounting software company updated the program, you had to download the update and install it. That took up space, too. Getting support was expensive and time-consuming, because the computer guy had to come to your house.
Today, the accounting software is in the cloud. You buy a monthly or yearly subscription. You don’t need to download anything, so you don’t use up any space on your computer. Updates happen automatically. As long as you have internet access, you can use it from any device — a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop — anywhere in the world. Your subscription buys you ongoing technical support from professionals who know the software inside and out. They can fix issues remotely, because everything is in the cloud.
Now, your capital project technology and expertise is also moving into the cloud. You’ll buy a monthly or yearly subscription. You won’t need to download anything. So you won’t need expensive company servers and expensive IT departments that keep them running. Updates will happen automatically, and you’ll be able to access the information on any device, — a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop — anywhere in the world.
We manage the servers. We update the software. We fix the problems. We know the technology inside and out, and we’ll help you use it.
What you do with it is up to you.
You could start by taking all the money you save on servers, licences and other peoples’ staff, and invest it instead in your own project team. You might start breaking down silos. With cloud-based IT, the project team in Texas will have access to breakthroughs made by the project team in Alberta in real time. Communicating, collaborating and sharing, on the fly.
Proactive monitoring of the cost of equipment, material and labor is important in any capital project. But what about the unseen cost of low productivity and poor collaboration? How much time do your engineers spend navigating your IT Network for the right tools and information? How much time do you spend wrestling with interoperability demons introduced by the very IT companies that have promised to make your life easier?
How much money could you save if you consistently invested in your team’s ability to focus on building a major capital project instead of grappling with internal IT issues? What if you didn’t have to start from scratch every time? What if your information technology environment made it possible to overcome your internal IT issues and just focus on building your major capital project?
TeamConcord™ (T-CON™) is the solution your complex project team has been looking for. T-CON’s proprietary cloud-based project delivery acceleration platform™ is expandable, knowledge-driven and people-centered. It is a game-changing project performance acceleration platform that will redefine the approach to industry best practices and upend business as usual.
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