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Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, mobile devices,
and big data are driving the new era of construction. Firms that
leverage these innovations in a strategic manner—where they
deliver the biggest beneﬁt in time and cost savings—will be
poised to sprint ahead of the competition.
Sage 2014 construction IT survey
Sage surveyed over 800 construction professionals from small and
midsized ﬁrms to understand their expectations, concerns, and
plans regarding emerging information technology (IT) solutions.
Here’s what we found:
of ﬁrms do not have
an employee on staﬀ
dedicated to IT.
of construction ﬁrms have no
mobile security policy in place.
Less than 1%
of revenue is spent
on IT by two of
With limited resources, construction ﬁrms need to be strategic in
their IT investments.
Key reasons ﬁrms are investing in new technologies (including mobile):
IT solutions that construction professionals view as important:
Types of information contractors plan to access
and share using mobile technology:
Construction ﬁrms are investing in IT where it will deliver the
largest and quickest return.
Mobility is hot. And cloud is what’s next.
Increased use of mobile devices can lead to hidden security risks
if precautions aren’t taken.
to streamline processes
Planned increase in device usage in 2013 among construction professionals:
Who provides mobile devices for construction
Drawings, schedules, photos, and documents
Customer and job information
Job cost and project reports
Daily ﬁeld reports
Time capture and approval
A new generation of
workers accustomed to
using smartphones and
cloud solutions expects
the same convenience
on the jobsite.
Company provides all devices
Company and employee devices
Employees use their own devices
Increase in the number
of malicious software
threats aimed at mobile
device usage in less
than a year
Accountability Oﬃce Survey