Over the past decade, we’ve evolved from simple file storage to a more unified home for work. Throughout our evolution, we’ve seen more and more construction companies rely on Dropbox Business to support end-to-end collaboration with architecture and engineering companies. Let’s look at recent data and insights to put this momentum in context.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the global public service broadcaster, has selected Dropbox Enterprise as its strategic storage and collaboration platform for its entire workforce. Read more at News at Dropbox.
The construction industry has always been innovative, from the engineering feats of the last century to newer construction methods that use sophisticated building modeling, 3D-printed building materials, and prefabricated facades. Unfortunately, the construction industry’s adoption of new technologies has lagged behind other industries. According to McKinsey, the construction industry is one of the “least digitized industries in the world”. But some pioneering construction companies aren’t afraid to do things differently. Here’s how Built, one of Australia’s largest and fastest-growing private construction groups, uses Dropbox Business to set itself apart from competitors.
The arrival of cloud-based collaborative platforms reinvented company operations. Sharing files became easier than ever, drastically reducing limitations on hard drive storage. Since then, these platforms have evolved. Today, solutions are more robust in their reach. They’re designed to keep up with new devices on the market and serve an increasingly mobile workforce.
A secure collaborative platform can help your IT team alleviate common pain points by being easy to deploy and effortless to scale, all while working everywhere for everyone. This allows your IT team to spend its time focused on tasks that matter—like researching new tech and updated regulations—rather than troubleshooting and the like.
With the cost of materials rising to their highest price in more than 5 years, and 70% of construction firms struggling to find qualified workers, construction companies are looking for news ways to adapt to changing times. As we move into 2018, technology is poised to become more and more integral to the industry as it offers new tools for running an efficient team.