Each year, the construction industry becomes ever more digital. From communication systems and the organisation of client information to remote management and ordering materials, high-quality IT support systems have become an intrinsic part of running a successful construction business.

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The need for bespoke IT support for the construction industry is growing at a rapid rate since remote working has become increasingly common and paperless communication has taken over. 

So don’t get left behind with out-of-date, unreliable IT systems. Instead, invest in your IT infrastructure to cultivate a competitive, streamlined construction business that will fare well in the future. 

In this blog, the ITRM team have put together six ways in which managed IT support solutions can help advance your construction business, no matter its size or speciality. Read on to find out more or visit our Managed IT Support for the Construction Industry page for more specific advice.

Stronger Data Protection 

No matter what sector you work in, protecting your business’ data is paramount. As online spaces grow, IT security services have never been more important than now, particularly if you’re based in a highly-populated area like London with lots of internet users. As a result, ensuring your construction business has an effective system to defend against cyber security threats should be at the top of your list of priorities. 

With guaranteed data protection comes a great reputation as you can assure your customers, associates, and stakeholders that their data is safeguarded. If you invest in a multi-layered cyber security defence strategy, like ITRM Protect, your construction business can operate seamlessly without the worry of cybercriminals knocking at your door, leaving you more time and headspace to focus on running the business you love. 

What’s more, conducting a cyber security audit can also improve the efficiency of your existing processes. For example, looking into Email or Endpoint security may identify faults with your servers or opportunities for malware to penetrate your communication system. By investing in IT security services, you’ll always be one step ahead.

Improved Communication 

Chances are, your construction business will have multiple employees working on different jobs at the same time. If resources need to be shared or help is required urgently on-site, then phones and the internet are your go-to, right? 

But how actually effective is your company’s communications strategy? 

Businesses today need to take full advantage of unified communications systems to convey information as quickly and easily as possible. If a job is approaching its deadline, you cannot afford to have your communication system fail at the last minute. Instead, a reliable, unified communication platform like ITRM Connect is the way forward. 

Did you know that 70% of large businesses use collaborative chat apps for their employees to connect? This sort of instant messaging ensures that your construction workers are able to contact each other immediately – whether they are in the office or on the job. 

Investing in a suite of data services like Broadband, Ethernet Leased Lines, Converged Private Networks (CPN), and MPLS solutions, is the best way to elevate your construction business’s communications above the everyday.  

Increased Interconnectedness

Similarly, centralising your construction business’ resources with cloud computing services is another way to improve efficiency. With cloud computing, you and your employees can keep on top of personnel changes and access data in real-time from anywhere in the country. To offer your customers a swifter, less restricted service, make sure your workers and systems are interconnected with cloud computing services.

Enhanced Professionalism

Greet your clients and stakeholders with an air of professionalism by outsourcing your web design and development IT services. Making sure your construction company has a consistent brand image, as reflected by the design of its website, is one of the most valuable things you can do to increase sales. By providing visitors with an intuitive, user-friendly custom web design, you can encourage them to do business with your company, especially since more and more businesses are going digital recently.

Free Time

Outsourcing IT support services not only increases the quality of your business’s digital presence and processes but frees up your time, allowing you to focus on what matters most. While we provide managed IT services – protecting your data and streamlining your communications – you can get back to giving your full attention to running your construction business.

Zero Downtime

Working in construction, you might think that the world of brick and mortar is completely separate from that of IT systems – but consider the disruption a full outage from breaches or ransomware can create. 

You might be able to carry on building without IT systems, but you’re going to find it hard to accurately pay your staff on time or at all. Without communication, pay, and materials delivery, you’re very quickly left a brick short.

How can ITRM’s IT support services help you?

Over the years, ITRM has proudly served a wide range of customers from all over the country and across all industries. The construction industry in London, however, has proved particularly fruitful in terms of the bespoke IT support we have provided. 

IT Support London

When working with London-based construction company, VVB Engineering, in 2018, we successfully built them bespoke cloud-based IT infrastructure to accommodate their 100+ staff and managed to save them 20% on IT maintenance. 

What’s more, as many of VVB’s employees work at sites all over London, we improved their telephony and computing systems, moving to cloud-based procedures, to allow everyone access to telecommunications no matter where they were working.

As a result, the construction company reduced their expenditure, increased their efficiency — all without any downtime on their site. 

So, if you’re a London-based construction business looking for IT solutions, head over to our IT support London page for more information. Or, if you’re further afield, visit our construction industry IT support page to begin streamlining your IT systems today. 

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