Wednesday, July 8, 2015, was a memorable date in the world of enterprise software. In a single day, United Airlines had to ground its entire fleet of planes, the website for the Wall Street Journal was down, and the New York Stock Exchange went offline. All of these outages occurred due to various technical glitches, though each of these failures was unrelated, with differing causes.
United grounded all flights temporarily due to a problem with the way its computers communicate with one another, the NYSE had to suspend trading due to technical problems with computers at the stock exchange, and WSJ.com went down because its servers weren’t responding fast enough.
All of these issues vividly illustrate the risk of relying on closed, internal systems, which tend to have much lower uptime than cloud-based services. Whether you call it web-based, asp, cloud-based, or online, Software as a Service (SaaS) allows an unmatched level of flexibility, security, and ease of use. It’s crucial, however, to trust your data to competent service providers – ones who are capable of providing a high level of redundancy and a reliable infrastructure.
Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform, with integrated services including analytics, database, computing, storage, and the web. It’s everywhere, works with existing IT, and was built to protect your data. Services are provided from cloud data centers, with multiple built-in redundancies. If one server crashes, applications will automatically run on another server in the data center, making the failure completely transparent to anyone running on those services. This high level of reliability is the reason Microsoft Azure was chosen as the cloud service provider of choice for eSUB, Inc.
eSUB is cloud-based construction project management software built for subcontractors by subcontractors. In the construction industry, it’s never been more important for project team members to stay connected while on a job site. Eliminating the need to chase down change orders, contracts, and insurance documents can save hours of wasted time from the workday, keeping the project on schedule. Employees always have the most current data at their fingertips, with no need to store the software on a computer hard drive or install a file server at the office.
The only cloud-based project management software created exclusively for subcontractors, eSUB allows you to save time and money on all of your projects – with software that is straightforward and intuitive. Everything gets updated automatically, with dozens of enhancements added every single month. All team members have access to the same secure portal from any location, with no need to manually sync data.
With cloud-based computing, it’s no longer necessary to print and distribute documents, mail them through the postal system, and spend valuable work hours waiting for project changes and RFI responses. Eliminate downtime, costly and time-consuming software updates, and ensure that your team members have everything they need at their fingertips, with eSUB. Deploy the most comprehensive and easy to use project management solution on the market today, backed by the rock-solid reliability of Microsoft Azure.