System Design Tools Using Cloud-Computing Allow Teams to Collaborate
Remember the days when all of the work you had saved could only be accessed from one computer in your office at work? Remember how frustrating it was when you needed access to a document and you had drive to the office late at night to email it to yourself? That routine got old fast. At night, you dreamed of an easier way to access and share your work and projects from anywhere, anytime.
Others had the same idea and now the “Cloud” as it is called has gone mainstream. According to Wikipedia, Cloud-Computing is a kind of Internet-based computing that provides shared processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand.
This Cloud is your new best friend. The Cloud presents nearly unlimited storage abilities; the amount of storage room of over 4.2 million Macbook Pro hard drives, a size also known as an Exabyte. Crazy, I know. Not only can you now access your information on any device with an Internet connection from anywhere you are, now your colleagues can collaborate on the same project as you, sharing edits and information and ideas.
Can I hear a sigh of relief?! Cloud-computing is now allowing a whole new level of collaboration that has never been available before.
Many of you probably already know this information and you might be wondering how this applies to you in the security industry. Remember how frustrating site survey walks were? How disagreements would arise between the installers and end users?
- What if there was a way to have an end-user clearly demonstrate where he or she wanted the security system elements installed in his office space without having to do a site walk?
- What if you could gather all of this information in one place on a mobile device and share it with colleagues before you returned to the office?
- What if all of this information was accessible through the Cloud for collaboration among team members no matter where they were located?
It would make the process much easier and eliminate frustration and error.
That is where System Surveyor comes into play.
Now, with the easy access to the Cloud, security and facility managers, IT staff and systems integrators can use System Surveyor to simplify their world and eliminate frustration and error.
Because it is a mobile and cloud-based tool, security professionals can use it to import floor plans, drag and drop system elements such as video surveillance cameras, and capture functional requirements, photos and notes for multiple sites – all in one place. And the best part about it is, because it is cloud-based, you can access your sites, surveys, projects, and reports from anywhere, at anytime, and easily share and collaborate with other team users on specific projects.
Now, take a deep breath, kick up your feet, and enjoy the order, simplicity, and reliability that the Cloud and System Surveyor provide for both you and your company. Take a minute to pause and look around you, you have time now! Maybe go cloud-gazing in your spare time….