Asite: Information Sharing In a Secure and Flexible Cloud Environment

Tony Ryan, CEO
There was a time when vendors developed software systems to manage paper based documents. Later, technology evolved and developers created a system which could manage electronic documents—to track, manage and store digital documents. The world is moving towards a paperless society. Alongside there has also been an increase in the amount of data that is handled; and also a huge betterment in available technology. “This has resulted in a secure and efficient system to store and retrieve documents,” elucidates Tony Ryan, CEO, Asite.

The company provides a unique business operating system that supports a wide range of business-to-business processes with a focus on file sharing, information management, procurement & project management. It automates processes that promotes more efficient interaction and better communication between businesses.

All of these factors together, have contributed towards making document management system one of the fastest developing management systems in the current century. But the problem arises when the documents and data needed for the supply chain is being held in silos. “If a person leaves his/her laptop on a train and the data is stored locally and doesn’t have a back up, the individual deals with several challenges—can that laptop be recovered? Can you easily replicate the data lost? Was it proprietary and what is the cost of that lost data if it gets into the wrong hands?” says Ryan. Companies need to streamline and standardize the way they store and share information. An increasing number of organizations are looking to get away from self-hosted solutions, and move towards the cloud. “The challenge with that is ensuring the safety of data, and making it accessible to them who require it when they need it. They also need to be able to share that information securely, often with an audit trail and workflows,” says Ryan.
Asite’s Adoddle delivers a CDE(Common Data Environment) to satisfy the document/information management needs of any organization easily in a secure, hosted platform that’s configurable to meet the individualized needs of the world’s most demanding organizations.

“Adoddle is not just about data management, it's about Big Data. The software handles everything from Concept to Completion & Beyond (C2C&B). It communicates to existing systems and reports across the board,” explains Ryan. The platform hosts a powerful tool, called AppBuilder which creates expense systems in minutes or cost management systems in hours that are hosted in Adoddle. The tool offers endless operation opportunities which allow organizations to concentrate only on their business.


Adoddle is not just about information management, it's about Big Data


BAA, one of the British construction industries largest and most demanding clients, commissioned Asite to provide a collaboration solution that could be used throughout the company as well as providing a central repository for BAA information. A key part of the challenge was to monitor and quantify the real cost savings of using collaboration tools. To do this, Asite worked with BAA to develop benchmarking/KPI's. “We delivered significant time and cost benefits to BAA's projects, typically reducing out-turn costs by 2 percent,” says Ryan.

“To stay ahead of the pack we provide the entire platform–C2C&B and will continue to look forward, keep listening and delivering the best solutions,” concludes Ryan.

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Asite launch new report examining how the construction industry can optimize its approach to digital engineering





Nathan Doughty, CEO


London, United Kingdom - “ Today, Asite launched a new research report examining how the construction industry can optimize its approach to digital engineering.


The report entitled Digital Engineering: Optimizing Constructions Digital Future, provides recommendations for how the industry can overcome its fragmentation to ensure future prosperity. The report also recommends the steps the industry needs to take to set the foundations for the global advancement of digital engineering.


Nathan Doughty, Asite CEO, said:


For years, Asite has been at the forefront of digital integration across the AEC industry; we recognize the importance of digital adoption and believe the future of our industry lies in digital engineering.


To help enhance digital adoption and ensure the future prosperity of our industry, this report provides recommendations for how we can optimize our use of digital engineering processes and create a more integrated and collaborative industry.


As our industry continues to recover and rebuild in the wake of COVID-19, now is the right time to take the opportunity to build a digital ecosystem that works for everyone.


The report examines digital engineering from a number of different standpoints, including the benefits of digital engineering across the project lifecycle, innovative projects that are leading the way, the technologies set to be the most transformative, and global government initiatives to push the adoption of digital engineering techniques.


Finally, it arrives at a recommendation for how the construction industry can unlock greater value.


Holistic lifecycle approach


The report analyses the impact of digital engineering across the project lifecycle “ from planning and design, to construction and operation. At each lifecycle phase, it sheds light on the challenges faced at that stage, how digital engineering can solve these challenges, and the barriers that need to be overcome for successful adoption.


The report also identifies the different technologies and techniques facilitating digital transformation at different stages. Accompanying these insights are accounts of different global projects utilizing digital engineering technologies to build better.


Ultimately, the report recognizes the need for a holistic approach to digital engineering across the asset lifecycle, allowing stakeholders to make informed decisions that streamline practices, ensure project fulfillment, and increase overall value.


Global push for digital engineering


The push for the adoption of digital engineering is a global one. The report notes the global government initiatives that are driving the adoption of these technologies and processes.


The United Kingdom, the European Union, India, Hong Kong, Australia, and the United States are mentioned as leaders in the push for adoption.


This showcases a cross-regional desire for a more uniform and integrated approach to the adoption of digital engineering.


A Digital Framework is the Answer


The report concludes that the fragmentation of the industry needs to be addressed before it can move forward. To create fertile ground for digital engineering and innovation, we must first address the fragmented nature of the industry, which has led to a lack of knowledge-sharing, low incentives to adopt technologies, and poorly utilized data.


It proposes data and knowledge-sharing, combined with the development of an easily interpretable integrated global platform, as a means of safeguarding the industrys digital future. For digital engineering to truly transform the AEC sector and produce the desired outcomes, technologies need to be deployed in an environment where they can thrive, and a global digital framework could facilitate this.


A digital framework can harness the benefits of sharing better quality information; how data is used, maintained, and planned will allow for a better understanding of the interdependencies between sectors and help break down silos.


United States


In the report the United States is noted as driving the adoption of digital engineering techniques and processes:


Government Initiatives


The U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Building Construction (ABC) Initiative, led by the Departments Building Technologies Office (BTO), promotes advanced building construction techniques, such as off-site manufacturing, robotics, and the digitalization of building design and construction processes. Although currently focused on the housing sector, the initiative seeks to improve construction productivity and ensure that assets are smarter, healthier, more sustainable, more resilient, and more responsive to the needs of their users.


Advanced planning and construction techniques


New technologies are at the forefront of providing organizations with the capabilities to gather all necessary detailed information. For example, new techniques that integrate high-definition photography, 3-D laser scanning, and geographic information systems, enabled by recent improvements in drone and unmanned-aerial-vehicle (UAV) technology, can dramatically improve accuracy and speed.


One project that is taking advantage of these developments is the development of the new Microsoft campus in Washington. The use of drones is helping the campus rebuild. For the duration of the planning and construction process, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) passes over the site to create high-accuracy GPS scans each week. The data captured is then fed into over 100 BIM models, which contain more than 2.8 million individual 3D building components and provide data to more effectively tackle challenges as they arise, plan, and monitor construction progress.

Asite announces ISO 27001 security certification across all its products, services, offices, and operations globally





Nathan Doughty, CEO


London, United Kingdom - Asite is delighted to announce it has received the International Standards Organization (ISO) 27001 security certification across all its products, services, offices, and operations globally.


The ISO 27001 designation is considered the global gold standard in information security. The international standard outlines best practices for an information security management system (ISMS), which is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical, and technical controls involved in an organizations information risk management processes.


The new certification highlights Asites longstanding commitment to ensuring unparalleled security and reliability to its clients.


Ian Pittam, Asite Head of Security said:


I am proud to announce International Standards Organization (ISO) 27001 security certification across our entire platform globally. This certificate is the result of years of working with our customers to ensure the Asite Platform meets the high standards of security we set out for ourselves “ and that our customers expect.


At Asite, we are committed to providing our clients with a secure platform they can rely on to be the single source of truth for their capital project and asset data. Security is of the utmost importance to the team, and we remain wholly dedicated to delivering a world-class Software as a Service Platform and to helping the world build better.


The attainment of the new certificate follows a six-month assessment process by independent experts, and builds on Asite's existing information security controls which ensure all areas of the network are protected. It guarantees that Asites clients can expect precise and continuous management of information security risks.


Implemented controls include security-by-design product development, data encryption, vulnerability management, business continuity and disaster recovery plans, and much more.


This new certification is in addition to the long-standing ISO 27001 certifications of Asites global data center partners, reflecting the quality of operations and excellence of the Asite service. The Asite team manages a global platform with underlying data centers spread across the UK, EU, USA, Middle East, and Australia-Pacific regions.

Company
Asite

Headquarters
New York, NY United States

Management
Tony Ryan, CEO

Description
Helping people share information and build knowledge in a secure environment in the cloud