Show notes:

This week I'll walk you through the 3 steps to Moving your BIM into the cloud and show your a quick view of some interesting construction business related things from CES 2014.

Quote of the week:

""Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint" Don Marquis, novelist and playwright

Moving your business into the cloud is going to require some changes to the way things are done. Often that means more efficiency and less wasted time. It definitely means virtualizing your computing environment.

Read more: Episode 012 - 3 Steps to move BIM to the cloud

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Last week we talked about the 5 best practices for securing data. This week we look at how your contract with your cloud service provider can also help protect you and your data. There a five things that you should make sure are in your contract.

Quote of the week:

"It is a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract" Alan Shepard

The cloud services low bidder could hold a similar fate for your company. Those free or inexpensive cloud services may seem like a good deal, but

Read more: Episode 011 - 5 Items to include in your BIM Cloud contracts

Show Notes:

Cloud BIM for some Cirrus work.

In this episode I will talk about what seems to be the main focus for BIM now, Cloud and mobile computing for collaboration. Getting access to your data in the field and the security of your data.

Quote of the week:

"Defense is superior to opulence." — Adam Smith

Cloud computing can mean many things: Storage, services, applications, platforms, or infrastructure in the cloud. A broad definition would be hosted IT services delivered via the internet or a private network.  Without going into great detail about what the cloud is or how it is structured there is on thing to concerned with and that is data security.  So this episode is discussing the 5 best practices for securing data in the BIM cloud.

Read more: Episode 010 - 5 best practices for securing BIM Cloud data

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Show Notes:

Looking out the window at the sun rising on the mountains here in Las Vegas. I am here for autodesk university, autodesk's annual convention and training session. I met many great people that also came to find out about the latest in autodesk software and information modeling processes. I'll provide a short recap of the week.

Quote of the week:

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open mind." -Malcolm Forbes, Forbes magazine

 I attended tons of training sessions, but there's not to many show notes for you this week.  I'll provide a link to Autodesk University's website.

Las Vegas Sunrise 




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Show Notes:

Should you switch to BIM?  YES!  Of course that's my answer, this is Create Buildings Better.  I do believe BIM is better and in this episode I'll talk about some of the excuses I've heard and why they should not be a hindrance to your implementation of BIM.

Quote of the week:

"One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more." Washington Irving, author.

When you do more with your project information you will naturally learn more. 

Read more: Episode 008 - Should you switch to BIM?