Using Spreadsheets vs. Deltek vs. Airtable for resource management

Welcome to another episode of Design Under Influence!   This is Boris and Alex here, back to talk through ways that architecture, design, and engineering firms can use technology as a competitive advantage.   Boris is the founder of an IT company called ArchIT, and Alex is the VP of growth for the business.   Today we’re tackling the use of spreadsheets…

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We have files everywhere. Can we bring them all together in one place?

Welcome to Episode 2 of Under Influence Architecture and Design!   It’s Alex and Boris, your hosts here to help architecture and design engineering firms create their competitive advantage via technology.   We feel that the inability to utilize tech to its fullest advantage is like designing under the influence. This might be desirable in certain situations, but it’s…

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Solving the challenge of having to use many different collaboration platforms, as required by clients and partners.

Hey there, welcome to ‘Under Influence Architecture and Design.’   We’re your hosts—Alex and Borris.   We run a company called ArchIT. We help architecture design and engineering firms make technology their competitive advantage.   The concept of this series is to prove that companies who aren’t using the proper technology are basically designing while drunk.   Now we know what you might…

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How to EASILY improve your internet speed when working from home

How to Easily Improve Your Internet Speed When Working from Home

Your home internet connection is probably the biggest bottleneck when working from home. Let’s remember, the service providers designed their networks to optimize download speeds for streaming, and not upload speeds that allow you to share, video conference, and better work from home. Furthermore, most of the home internet services from AT&T and Comcast are…

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4 Ways Architects and Engineers Can Make Remote Work Productive During a Global Pandemic

4 Ways Architects and Engineers Can Stay Productive During a Global Pandemic

As COVID-19 spreads, many schools and businesses are transitioning to “remote work” situations to avoid large gatherings of people.  Chances are that your firm is facing a work-from-home period, and if your business isn’t used to functioning outside of the office, you’re probably concerned about productivity levels.  For architects and engineers, the challenge is that…

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Three IT Mindset Shifts That Will Give Your Firm a Competitive Advantage

One of the best things about modern technology is that it’s essentially as versatile as it is powerful. Your IT infrastructure can be anything you need it to be at any given moment as the possibilities are truly limitless. That can be an exceptionally exciting position for any creative endeavor like an architecture firm to…

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The Cost of Outdated Technology for Your Business

At ArchIT, we work with many SMBs, architecture, design and engineering firms who are struggling under the weight of their old technology. The higher intensity an industry is, the less likely a business is to maintain its technology solutions. Unfortunately, this also causes problems for the business: without the right technology, it’s easy for your…

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Managed IT Services Cost

How Much Should Managed IT Services Cost Your Architecture Firm?

Complete Managed IT Services Cost and Pricing Guide for Architecture firm owners! Many owners of architecture and engineering firms we talk to want to know how much they should expect to pay for managed IT services. One size never fits all, so it’s a difficult question to answer. But today we’re explaining the general cost…

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