You hear about ‘the cloud’ all the time, that vast system that makes it possible to compute, store and transmit from anywhere at any time.  The cloud is making collaboration easier than ever.  Why, then, did construction companies allow less data in the cloud in 2015 than they did in 2014?  It would seem that the sensitivity of some data, combined with the hesitancy with which some companies adopt cloud-based solutions, has led some to believe their data is safer on premise than in the cloud.  Simply put, this isn’t true.  In 2014, CryptoLocker, a ransomware Trojan that attacks on-premise solutions, was one of the biggest threats to businesses across all industries.  Those infected saw their hard drives encrypted until they paid a ransom.  Companies that relied on both cloud and on-premise data backup solutions felt CryptoLocker’s sting a lot less than those relying on just on-premise backups.  The point being, you need to take all data security seriously.

Construction Cloud Adoption

Data from JB Knowledge’s 4th Annual Construction Technology Report