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Application versioning.

In the world of architecture, design, and engineering, staying up-to-date with software applications is vital. It’s the digital toolkit that brings creativity to life, but it can also be a source of frustration when not managed correctly. Welcome to another episode of “Design Under Influence,” where we delve into common IT challenges faced by professionals…

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Network Security for AEC Firms.

The feeling of a security breach is like a personal violation. Just like Mark’s personal experience of getting his beloved beard accidentally chopped off, business owners feel deeply connected to their organizations. When an intrusion occurs, it can be as distressing as losing a part of your identity. Network security is the digital equivalent of…

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Single Sign-on (SSO) for AEC Firms Explained

In the realm of architecture, engineering, and design (AEC) firms, data security isn’t just a choice; it’s a necessity.   The stakes are high, and the consequences of lax security can be catastrophic. In this episode of Design Under Influence, we delve into the world of email security, specifically focusing on Single Sign-On (SSO) technology.   Our…

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Email Security for AEC Firms – Bank Vault Vs. Trailer in the Woods.

In today’s digital age, email communication has become the lifeblood of businesses, including those in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. It’s a conduit for vital information, project updates, financial transactions, and client interactions. As such, securing email communications is paramount to safeguarding a firm’s sensitive data and reputation. In this article, we delve…

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Microsoft VS. Google Email Archiving Solutions

In the fast-paced world of architecture businesses, managing data and communication effectively is vital. One crucial aspect is email archiving, which allows firms to retain and access important data from past employees, projects, and legal matters. We delve into the topic of email archiving and compare the solutions offered by two tech giants, Microsoft and…

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Mac VS. PC for Architects

In the realm of architecture, the choice between Mac and PC systems has been a topic of ongoing discussion. As technology plays a vital role in the industry, architects and design professionals seek efficient and reliable tools to support their work. In this article, we delve into the Mac vs. PC debate, exploring the considerations…

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Virtual PCs VS. Expensive Laptops for Architects

Transforming the Way We Work: Understanding Virtual PCs.  Virtual PCs have emerged as a groundbreaking technology that is revolutionizing the way we approach computing. This article delves into the advantages and considerations of virtual PCs, highlighting their potential impact on architecture firms.  Virtual PCs, powered by Cloud solutions like Azure and AWS, have gained popularity due…

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How to Systemize Employee Onboarding for Architecture Firms.

In this article, we explore the importance of these processes and provide valuable insights into creating effective onboarding plans. By optimizing these processes, firms can enhance productivity, retain employees, and build a strong company culture. The Importance of Onboarding: The onboarding process plays a critical role in integrating new employees into an organization’s workflow. A…

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Data Backup How-to for AEC Firms.

Backup Solutions for Architecture Firms Architecture firms generate a lot of data, including drawings, models, and documents. This data is essential for the firm’s operations, and it is important to have a backup solution in place to protect it from loss or corruption. There are a variety of backup solutions available for architecture firms, each…

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Solving docking station problems for architects

Have you ever had a problem with your docking station not working with Revit, for example, or another software, while perfectly operating with everything else you are doing? As an IT company servicing the AEC industry it’s one of the most common problems we help our clients resolve. Docking Station Errors Can Cause Revit Problems…

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