May 19, 2020

Google honours Onix for innovative cloud solutions

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Cloud
Onix
Batteries Plus Bulbs
Knackles
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Google honours Onix for innovative cloud solutions

Leading cloud solutions provider Onix has been honoured by Google with its eleventh Cloud Partner of the Year award. 

Recognised for its instrumental contributions to the Google Cloud ecosystem, including innovative cloud migration solutions, Onix has proven itself time and time again as a valuable contributor to Google’s tech infrastructure. 

“We are honoured and humbled to win this important award. It’s a testament to the skills of our team and the tireless work we perform on behalf of our valued customers,” commented Tim Needles, CEO of Onix.

“While we achieved this award for our cloud migration expertise, we also provide comprehensive cloud services tailored to each customer’s needs, helping them achieve their strategic goals.”

Evolving in the digital world

Originally established in 1992, Onix has experienced several changes in direction until finally settling on cloud solutions as its niche. During that time, it has seen other tech companies fade away for failing to adapt, a fate which it strives to avoid. 

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Offering a range of services and experience which exemplify its position as a market leader, Onix can assist companies with cloud infrastructure, containerisation, migration, backup & recovery, big data & machine learning and more. 

Proving itself to be a company on top of its game, a portion of Onix’s application was an overview of its cloud migration work with Batteries Plus Bulbs, one of the US’ most successful consumers electronics companies. 

One of the tools utilised by Onix in this endeavour was Google Cloud Migrate for Compute Engine, an intuitive cloud deployment programme. 

Jason Thelen, Infrastructure Architect at Batteries Plus, said, “Onix’s team demonstrated notable skill and knowledge, and we were comfortable with their capabilities and the tools they were bringing forward in the project.”

It was for the quality of its products, services and delivery that Onix has been once again selected by Google as a prime example of excellence within the industry.

Concluding, Carolee Gearhart, VP at Google Cloud, praised the company’s dedication. “Onix has demonstrated strong expertise and results in cloud migration over the past year, and we look forward to continuing our partnership to help customers succeed.”

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Jun 18, 2021

Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking

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3 min
Intelliwave Technologies outlines how it provides data and visibility benefits for APTIM

“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.

We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time  spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.

Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate. 

With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.

There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.

Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture. 

It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.

Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.

On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.

As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.

A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.

 

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