Engage

    CONNECT. UNITE. PARTNER

    A local architectural engineering firm was engaged in a range of technology-enabled services, but leaders
    realized they needed additional solutions to better serve their clients. The firm was already using much
    of its existing computing power for computer-aided graphics (CAG) and had significant data needs due to
    the massive engineering files they produced regularly.

    The firm approached Uvation to provide a comprehensive list of technology sourcing services, managed
    services, and cybersecurity services. The firm also needed help with its communication infrastructure,
    particularly when it came to security.

    Engage

    High Computational Demand...

    Architectural engineering firms are using increasingly complex technologies to generate three-dimensional drafts of their work. Today’s architectural engineers need the same level of computational power as industries like manufacturing and IT. This can be difficult to achieve on-site, so cloud-based infrastructure is often a solution.

    Massive Storage Needs...

    Architectural engineering files, especially those produced through CAG, require a significant amount of storage space to archive. Many architectural firms rely on off-site storage to maintain their databases and ensure they can recover quickly if there is an incident.

    Communications Security...

    Architectural firms house sensitive data such as personally identifying information (PII) and deal with multiple endpoints in their communications infrastructure. Beyond their internal endpoints, such as phone systems and emails, they may also work with contractors and sub-contractors who must meet security standards.

    Analyze

    COLLABORATE. CUSTOMIZE. CHALLENGE

    Uvation conducted a complete analysis of the architectural engineering firm’s existing technology
    infrastructure and determined that it had significant opportunities for improvement. The team
    immediately recognized the organization’s data retention needs. Uvation also identified the firm’s needs
    for graphical processing power and made recommendations about how to onboard both on-site and
    cloud-based solutions to help.

     

    In addition to the company’s processing and storage needs, Uvation also analyzed its cybersecurity
    infrastructure, identifying multiple vulnerabilities. Uvation also recommended the company adopt a
    virtual desktop solution that would enable its contractors and remote employees to access the firm’s
    technology assets securely.

    Expanding data retention needs

    Graphical processing opportunities

    Security and virtual desktop capabilities

    Uvation partners with architectural firms to safeguard their data, achieve higher levels of efficiency, and empower their employees with technology.

    Deliver

    STRATEGIZE. DEVELOP. IMPLEMENT

    With years of experience providing technology services to architectural firms, Uvation was able to quickly deliver a multi-pronged strategy to update the firm’s systems. This began with the adoption of solutions that would enable the firm to access more processing power and storage, which they desperately needed.

     

    Uvation then turned its attention to the organization’s security needs. The team updated its security solutions to ensure every endpoint was secured and installed desktop virtualization software to enable secure access for remote employees.

    Powerful data and graphical processing solutions

    Enhanced off-site data storage

    State-of-the-art security and access controls

    Deliver

    Build

    STRENGTHEN. GENERATE. AMPLIFY.

    The architectural engineering firm achieved new levels of efficiency thanks to Uvation’s updates to its technology infrastructure and security solutions. Remote employees and contractors could safely leverage the company’s assets from almost everywhere in the world, and the risk of a data breach was dramatically reduced.

     

    Most importantly, the firm finally achieved the computational power it needed to run the most demanding computer-aided graphics engineering programs. It also developed a data storage and recovery protocol that would be protected in the event of a breach.

    Only 42%

    of mid-sized firms have a business continuity plan

    for next years

    Project efficiency

    s a top priority among architectural firms for

    next three years*