Monday, May 14, 2012

What’s the best technology platform for project management?

Simple. It’s the one you use.

Trouble is, you use different platforms for different tasks.

Carpentry tool montageFor example, for communications and small file sharing, you probably use email.

For large file sharing, you may use a project extranet or file transfer protocol (FTP) — unless you’re a Newforma customer, in which case you use Newforma Info Exchange.

For file serving, you probably use your company network — unless you use the cloud.

And the machine you use depends on where you are. In the office, you use a computer. In the car, you use a smartphone. On the jobsite, you use a tablet.

At Newforma, our challenge has been to develop a software platform that either beats a platform you don’t like (such as FTP) or accommodates a platform you do like (such as email).

Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell addresses the reality of different platforms for different jobs in his new white paper, “PIM in the Cloud.” In it, Ian gives examples of ways that Newforma and Newforma customers approach the challenge of PIM — project information management — in a world that uses different technologies for different purposes.

To request a free copy of the “PIM in the Cloud” white paper, please complete and submit this form.

No comments:

Post a Comment