The Cram Group announces AECCloud Suite 2013 for the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) Industry
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For best results when printing this announcement, please click on the link below: http://pdf.reuters.com/pdfnews/pdfnews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130228:nPnNY68748 Next level cloud service delivers business driven transparency for industry specific IT solutions NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cram Group, a pioneer of software based technology solutions for the AEC Industry announces general availability of AECCloud 2013 Services & Software. The AECCloud Suite 2013 demystifies the overly complex management of technology by grouping business applications and underlying components into manageable blocks and stitching them together to deliver unified, repeatable solutions. The Software, Platform, and Infrastructure are powered by TCGs award winning IP rich software & services teams with focus on the NIST Cloud definition. "We've worked tirelessly to 'un-market' the term Cloud based on the NIST definition. Since 2008 we've been educating ourselves and the AEC industry. We've been across the country from ENR & Constructech events, to AEC technology vendor events, and the boardrooms of global, national, and regional AEC companies. We've blogged about it for more than two years as well," says Wes Smith, Cloud Executive Officer from The Cram Group. "Because we've taken the time to understand and apply the business focused paradigm shift behind Cloud, as the marketing dust settles, we are uniquely positioned to educate, engineer, perform and deliver well defined Cloud solutions to the AEC Industry," says Smith. The AECCloud 2013 offering enables non technical business professionals to rapidly deploy unified, turnkey solutions made up of portal, financial, design, estimating, capital program/project management, scheduling, content management and standard office software "stacks." Solutions are available pre-integrated out of the box with unified application management enabling self provisioning, broad access, scalability, resource pooling, and measurement capabilities, the 5 essential characteristics of Cloud computing. "What we've done is become the Cloud IT department for our clients. This makes sense to everyone we talk to, and as a result, we are leading in the delivery of solutions with the same or higher quality (SOHQ) at the same or lower cost (SOLC), which is the fundamental goal of business and premise of IT," says Smith. The AECCloud 2013 Suite is available today based on Pre-Fab, Site-Built, and As-built Solutions created from more than 50 "stacks" which have been proven through extensive use by AEC industry companies. Solutions include support for AEC industry specific applications which are packaged, integrated and delivered without any involvement required from traditional IT staff. The AECCloud Suite 2013 solutions are targeted at large & medium program managers and general contractors but are also currently used by all sizes and types of AEC companies and owners. For clients that prefer private clouds, or are managing their own clouds, all of the management technologies are available in a self hosted subscription license model, aligned with the NIST Cloud definition. For more information, visit http://www.AECCloud.com. About The Cram Group: Since 2001, The Cram Group is a leading Consulting, Hosting, and Development services provider focused on the AEC Industry. Core offerings include education about Cloud Computing and Solutions based on the NIST Cloud Definition; Software for Unified Application Management and Role Specific Applications; and Services from Advisory to Maintenance which are available direct and through a nationwide Certified Partner Network. For more information, call 212-505-0381, or visit http://www.thecramgroup.com. CONTACT: Chandru P, 1-212-505-0381 SOURCE The Cram Group, LLC