The importance of backing up your information (and how to do it hassle free)

The reality is that most people including those in small/medium sized businesses fail to back up their computers. Either they don't back up at all, or they don't do it as often as they should.

Then something happens a hard drive crashes, a disgruntled employee deletes information, there's a flood, fire, theft, etc. - and the lives of the people who rely on the information become a total nightmare. Just ask anyone who has suffered the permanent loss of important business information.

Once information is lost, it may never be able to be recovered. The cost to get a business back on track is staggering, FAR higher than most people realize.

If important information is lost your business will be seriously disrupted for weeks, months, and possibly even years.

However, with a web based software system, you don't need to back up your information. Why? Because back ups are done for you - automatically. To learn more about the advantages of web based software, click here.

From the moment you make a change to your schedule, create document, modify an appointment or upload an important job file, your data is stored securely off-site, backed up, and protected. In fact, your information is far safer when it is stored off-site than on some lowly computer that could easily be stolen or damaged, or have a hard drive crash.

 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1

Connecting computers is difficult, expensive, and essential (how to get your computers networked for free)

The ability to put systems in place to communicate and share information is exactly what helps companies grow. The inability to put systems in place causes aggravation and chokes the true growth rate of any business.

The need to share information means computers have to be connected to each other (networked). Networking is complicated and expensive.

As simple as it may seem, getting computers to talk to one another properly is no easy task. It requires computer networking skills and ongoing maintenance to keep everything running. It may even require specialized computer hardware.

It gets more complicated if computers are in different locations (outside an office). Connecting them together and backing up information (data) is a whole new ball game.

Large companies have whole departments that do nothing but keep computer networks running - they get paid a serious amount of money. The cost to keep a computer network up and running can range from $1,000 to $5,000 and more per computer per year.

The internet is the worlds largest computer network. It is also the least expensive to join and the easiest to plug into. That means web based construction software systems have a natural advantage.

Facts about BuildITs web based system...

Geeks aren't contractors, contractors aren't computer geeks...

Why most construction software is such a pain (and how to avoid it)...

 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1

The mobile construction office: coming soon to your area

(Hey, this was first published back in 2007... we've come a long way baby!!)

In the not too distant future, it will be more common than not for contractors to access all Job information while on the road, in the vehicle, and at job sites. Truly mobile construction offices are just around the corner.

What will make mobile access a reality? Web based software and high-speed wireless Internet access.

BuildIT's web-based construction software system is ready to take advantage of high-speed wireless Internet access.

Sign up for a high-speed wireless connection (most likely from your cell phone provider) and you'll be fully mobile.

Low speed wireless is already here. It has met with limited success because coverage can be patchy and slow. However, speeds 4x that of low speed wireless are now available in select areas contact the wireless provider in your area for more information (most likely the same as your cell phone provider).

 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1