IT Best Practices for the AEC Sector

an online webinar presented by Z Networks

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Location: From the comfort of your own office

Free and open to all. Click here to RSVP.


IT Best Practices for the AEC Sector is a one-hour web presentation from IT experts on how AEC firms of all sizes are able to increase benefits from technology while decreasing vulnerabilities. The webinar begins with a few quick computer productivity tips from the “Top 10 Underutilized Computer Productivity Tips” list.  Next is an overview discussion of technology trends in the AEC industry paired with advice on how to consider adoption of new technology (BIM vs. CAD, cloud computing vs. on premise, Mac vs. PC, software licensing, VOIP). From there, a deeper dive is taken into information security best practices, and actionable security recommendations are made for both individuals and firms.

The presentation concludes with a Q&A session in which attendees are able to pick the brain of an experienced IT professional from the AEC sector.

About the Presenters:

Randy Ervig is the Head of Technology at Z Networks and has nearly a decade of experience in the tech
support and IT consulting field. With over a third of Z Networks’ clients coming from the AEC sector, Ervig works with his team members and clients on a daily basis addressing the unique technology needs of this industry. His experience ranges from frontline computer support to high-level strategy, giving Randy the ability to understand and help clients understand the full IT picture.

Sean Jones, Allied Member is the Sales and Marketing Manager at Z Networks and he has worked in IT and cloud technologies since 2006. With a focus on sales and new technology implementation, Sean understands the risks and rewards associated with new technology. He helps clients to see new technology adoption as an ongoing process as opposed to a one-time event and always recommends starting with the question, “why should we change in the first place?”

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program, attendees will…

1. Discover at least one new computer productivity tip from the “Top 10 Underutilized Computer Productivity Tips” list which includes keyboard and mouse shortcuts and email efficiency tips.

2. Have a surface level understanding of several important technology trends in the AEC sector and will be provided with resources to further explore these trends.

3. Learn a basic framework for evaluating, testing and implementing new technology while limiting risk of system instability, poor user adoption, compromised information security and unnecessary financial outlays.

4. Leave with a baseline understanding of items that need to be addressed to minimize risk of a cyber-attack or malware infection and will be provided with resources regarding the implementation of these items.

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