AEC, Large Files, and a Huge Cloud Success

Moving Mountains for our Clients
Farica Chang

By Principal Farica Chang

In the ever-evolving world of business, companies continually face new challenges that demand innovative solutions. Much of the professional services world quickly pivoted to working from anywhere over the past few years with cloud-based file services like OneDrive, SharePoint, and Dropbox. Left behind were AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) firms whose large design files cannot adequately be served via traditional cloud-file offerings. This is where Anderson Technologies has come in to revolutionize business operations—overcoming technology hurdles and empowering businesses with the right IT solutions.

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The Relentless Challenge of Dealing with Large Files

One of Anderson Technologies’ clients, R. L., the Operations Manager at a St. Louis-based business in the AEC space (Architecture, Engineering, Construction), found his teams grappling with a significant hurdle—handling massive design files across a team of 100+ employees working in multiple offices and remotely. The traditional methods employed were inefficient and counterproductive, slowing down progress and leading to unnecessary frustration. Microsoft’s cloud-based SharePoint file service is not designed to handle the multi-part, co-dependent package architecture of engineering files like AutoCAD or Revit.

Handling large files can be a daunting task for any business regardless of industry. It’s not just about the storage; it’s also about the ease of access, sharing, and security. In an era where data is the new oil, efficient and safe management of these digital assets is paramount.

The Game-Changing Solution: Cloud-Based Large File Hosting Services

To tackle this challenge head-on, Anderson Technologies implemented a cloud-based system specifically designed to handle large files from the likes of AutoDesk, Revit, and other engineering design software applications. This decision was transformative, to say the least. It completely revamped the way R. L.’s team handled their workload, leading to accelerated processes and improved efficiency.

The implementation process wasn’t just about the software. It was about understanding the unique needs and constraints of R. L.’s business and tailoring the solution accordingly. R. L. recalls the implementation process as “outstanding,” lauding the Anderson Technologies team’s responsiveness and helpfulness.

Managed IT Services: The Unsung Hero

Beyond project-specific solutions, R. L. also applauds Anderson Technologies for their managed IT services. In today’s fast-paced digital world, businesses need partners who can quickly resolve IT issues and ensure smooth operations with minimal downtime.

Anderson Technologies’ agility and quick resolution of IT tickets have proven to be a game-changer for R. L.’s business. It’s not just about fixing problems; it’s about preventing them before they can impact the business.

The Road Ahead

Looking ahead, Anderson Technologies remains committed to providing innovative solutions and excellent service that make a real difference for their clients. They continue to strive to take technology light years ahead of the competition and scale with their clients’ success.

In R. L.’s words, Anderson Technologies is “truly exceptional.” His advice to other companies? Collaborate with Anderson Technologies, leverage their expertise, and experience the difference they can make.