The AEC Industry: Gaining a Competitive Advantage through MFT Adoption

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, Business Applications, Managed File Transfer, MFT | By

Past research has identified the AEC industry (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) as being extremely resistant to new IT adoption. Why is that? Culture. As organizations do business, they quickly learn what works and what does not. This learning is assimilated into the company’s culture. The big mistakes of the past are remembered anytime an employee has an idea that sounds similar to the old one, and the idea is immediately squashed. A few bad experiences can quickly lead to a lot of assumptions that are not necessarily true, eliminating profitable strategies and greatly hurting the company’s ability to earn above normal profits. While this means that most AEC companies will be late adopters, it also provides a great opportunity for

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