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Why Design Firms Are Turning to Cloud-Based Platforms

Illustration by Ori Toor

Source: Metropolis Magazine

Architecture, engineering, and construction firms spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on machines and technology that will be trailing edge within a few years. Everything from on-site inventory computers to $10,000 workstations are generally investments that depreciate upon purchase.

The best way forward is to put our money to better use in cloud computing. As part of that, firms should increase their wired and wireless network infrastructure in offices and at worksites, as well as upgrade to faster home internet and mobile 5G services for all staff.

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