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Cloud based construction software backs up sensitive data

The construction industry is an industry that has an enormous responsibility in general. The rights and obligations of each project participant are difficult. After all, it is about the construction of an object that can shape a cityscape. Above all, depending on the construction task, it represents a workplace or living space for people. The protection of the individual with an environment which reduces hazards and risks to a minimum is rightly at the forefront.


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The legal situation in the field of liability is correspondingly complex. Who is liable for what, who is responsible? Accurate and qualitative work on the state of the art is the biggest risk reducer. But what if you cannot prove that you have fulfilled your duties as a planner, construction company or manager?

In the digital age, secure documentation and all correspondence are stored on hard disks. Since we are talking about sensitive information, the job profile of the cyber insurer has emerged strongly in the past. These are specialists, which focus on data protection and provide companies with their services. We clarify what our applications can do for your building project and where to find the differences between using a hard drive or a cloud-based software like PlanRadar.

Sysadmin deleted important data before cancellation

Only recently, we heard of a curious US lawsuit in which the IT employee of a company deleted entire backups and server data in order to take revenge for the dismissal of a beloved colleague. The US court now has to deal with the question -What is a system administrator allowed to do-? Admittedly, this scenario is a bit tricky, but regardless of which error, accident or circumstance, the loss of your backups can be very sensitive and costly. Learn now how to finish your projects in time and with a fitting coverage! You can use our PlanRadar demo version now 30 days free of charge.

The following infographic of the PWC shows us how unprepared most companies are when it comes to cybercrime. After all, according to these studies, cybercrime is the second most reported criminal case.

cibercrime statistics

Source: Cybercrime

Cybercrime affects 32% of all organizations, i. e. around one-third of all companies operating in the economy. In other words, one in three companies is severely endangered. 61% of CEOs see this development with concern and are aware of the extent of the dangers. Nevertheless, only 37%, i. e. once again only every third company has a plan of action at hand, should the worst case actually arise.

Practical examples are very complex. We are no longer just talking about viruses and malware from the Internet, crypto trojans that encrypt your sensitive information or just an employee who accidentally deletes important logs.
 

An Example

For example, what would you do if a defect occurs during the warranty period and you are unable to prove your innocence due to a loss of information or inadequate documentation? You will inevitably have to pay for the damage. Depending on the extent of the situation, it is not surprising what current economic analyses show us. The construction industry, in particular, is affected by most business insolvencies.

When it comes to the legal consequences of one’s own fault or that of others, it is often the individual who takes the steps that harm one person to protect another or himself.

Instead of this scenario, we would like to present you a cloud-based software called PlanRadar, which makes your worries obsolete and comprehensively protects against the loss of sensitive information. Nevertheless, it’s more, namely a tool for building documentation and defect management. Ideal for you, your contractors and your industry. Our construction management software is now available to you. We support projects in the field of construction with our platform and an intuitive web-and mobile app for your laptop, smartphone or tablet. Contact our customer support to learn more about your possibilities to save time and money while securing your sensitive information!

With our 30 days free demo version, you can now get an overview of all the features of PlanRadar.
 

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing describes the provision of IT infrastructure such as storage space, computing power or application software as a service via the Internet. More technically speaking, cloud computing describes the approach of providing IT infrastructures via a computer network without having to be installed on the local computer.

These services are offered and used exclusively through technical interfaces and protocols, such as a web browser. The range of services offered in cloud computing encompasses the entire spectrum of information technology and includes infrastructure, platforms, and software. Since clouds are primarily the result of the idea of scaling, the strongest distinguishing features can also be found there. To approach the architecture, you can imagine a simple computer. It has processor cores, memory, a hard disk, and programs. These components are also found in a cloud, only in a form that allows massive scaling. This becomes useful for your projects when you have to deal with a huge amount of information, more than one customer and different consultants, subcontractors or planners at the same time. Your projects in the construction field need a holistic support to develop a new way of working which makes your job more flexible, mobile and free of unnecessary stress.

As with virtualization, cloud computing offers cost advantages over conventional systems. This is the case, for example, if payment is based on the duration of practice and the service is only occasionally used. Local resources (software and hardware) can be saved.

One of the basic problems, namely securing access to application data during transfer between local client and the remote server, can be satisfactorily solved today. There are numerous developments in the area of secure transmissions, such as SSL/TLS encryption. Another basic problem is the encryption of information stored in databases and file systems in the cloud. This problem is also technically solved in principle and is used by state-of-the-art cloud providers like PlanRadar. Contact now our customer center and ask for the PlanRadar demo version!

Your Benefits:

  • Scalability
  • Lower operating & Maintenance Costs
  • Pay as you use
  • Automatic Software integration
  • Security
  • Quick Deployment
  • Improve Accessibility
  • Disaster Recovery

cloud computng benefits

Source: Cloud Computing

 

The benefits of PlanRadar’s cloud-based construction software

PlanRadar bundles the classic cloud computing tasks by providing infrastructure, application software and storage space as a service provider for the real estate sector via the internet. The result: A complete and comprehensive construction documentation of your projects, stored in a cloud, can’t be lost and lets you query even years past data arbitrarily. For this purpose, PlanRadar provides companies with a digital construction file. You can use it on your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone on all common operating systems and call it up at any time and any place.

This is based on comprehensive construction documentation and defect management, which can be carried out directly on the construction site and synchronized with the PlanRadar platform. In addition to your digitized planning stations, the platform includes management tools for better handling of the most important construction site information, as well as a ticket allocation tool.

Each task or deficiency is a fixed plan position in the form of a ticket and assigned to the contractors responsible. Here you will find information on completion status, photos, notes, voice recordings, or every version of every construction plan. Who was responsible for which task, and whether and in which form it was completed, is saved chronologically and completely for you. This information is then available to you as a file export in the form of a PDF or Excel file. Don’t hesitate to contact us. Learn how to manage your general or specific project tasks and save time on the field working with our mobile platform. Let´s start with our free demo version!
 

Facts and Figures

Projects in the construction industry or the real estate sector and a good management depend on specialized mobile and secure software products for their field of work. PlanRadar´s free demo version lets you learn how to manage your project´s information in a secure and optimized way.

KPMG International is a global network of legally self-reliant and independent companies in the fields of auditing, tax consulting and management consultancy. They did a great survey about the risk regarding cybercrime.

Furthermore, they give us great insights into the average amount of damage per e-crime case for companies.

  • Violation of business and trade secrets: approx. 600.000 $
  • Copyright infringement: approx. 600.000 $
  • Data theft: approx. 350.000 $
  • Blackmail: approx. 350.000 $

 

Don’t become a helpless victim and part of the KPMG statistic! Learn more about how to manage your business and contractors with our features!
 

Risk reduction without expensive insurers

the cloud's impact on businesses

Source: The Clouds Impact

Backups, protocols, and information are of the highest relevance for every company. It is often easy to secure them, but they are not yet secured in the long term. Cyber insurers take advantage of this gap and offer their services without any added value for your business. The time has come to learn how to manage your data without a nonprofitable insurer. Contact our customer support center for specific instead of general information regarding your options. You´ll never feel free or safe until you understood your options to secure your business without a demanding insurance company.

PlanRadar takes advantage of cloud computing to not only secure your company for the long term but also to provide a true software solution for the construction and real estate industry. We support your business by streamlining and simplifying communication, work processes, and documentation.

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