Nov 30, 2011

Rand Secure Archive Showcases Data Archive and Retrieval Solution at Autodesk University

Demonstrations of Unique Data Archiving Solution for CAD Community in IMAGINiT Technologies Booth #724.

Rand Worldwide (OTCBB:RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, today announced that its Rand Secure Archive division is demonstrating specific data archiving solutions for the engineering, building, civil and manufacturing industries that are built upon Autonomy’s IDOL platform.

“We’re excited to be the only company who combines the world renowned Autonomy archive and retrieval technology with experts who have actually worked on design engineering products in the architectural, engineering, construction and manufacturing industries,” says Chris Grossman, vice president, Rand Secure Archive. “As a Rand Worldwide division, we have an in-depth understanding of the electronic data challenges within the design engineering community. In fact, many of our staff previously worked in Rand’s IMAGINiT Technologies division assisting CAD-based organizations on a daily basis. Our unrivalled industry insight pays off in spades when creating a solution that solves the unique archiving and data retention pressures CAD-based organizations face today.”

CAD models, email communications, instant messaging, voicemails, project documentation and scanned information contributes to an ever increasing amount of electronic data. This critical data is growing at a rate of 30-40 percent each year and yet corporate, government and financial policies require that this data be easily searchable and accessible at any time. Combined with an overtaxed IT department, regulatory and corporate governance requirements and tight budgets, smart firms are seeking a formalized, yet cost-effective, solution to archive and retrieve their critical data. CAD-based organizations have an even greater need for data archiving solutions as the models are both large and constantly related to numerous other files.

While there are common data archiving issues across the design engineering community regardless of industry, the experts at Rand Secure Archive with their expertise in the architectural, engineering, construction (AEC) and manufacturing industries, are well equipped to solve the fundamental archiving challenges as well as the toughest, industry specific challenges. The list below highlights some of the frequent challenges unique to those trying to implement an archiving solution in specific industry verticals.

Architecture: Implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the quantity of relational electronic data as well as the introduction of Integrated Product Delivery (IPD) that results in an ecosystem that now includes partners, vendors and the customer that need to share and access project data such as detailed contract information.
Civil: High definition scanning that introduces more data points into BIM models and creates much larger volumes of data that need to be accessed on a 7/24/365 basis.
Manufacturing: Integrating a collaborative design environment that leverages 2D and 3D parametric and non-parametric data combined with a process where partners, vendors and customers participate together across geographies brings new challenges to the forefront. A comprehensive archiving solution provides manufacturers with additional support for the retrieval of information such as warranty and customer service support.

To meet with CAD industry veterans and data archiving and retrieval experts who can discuss an archiving solution that fits your unique needs, or to see a demonstration of the Rand Secure Archive solution based upon globally renowned Autonomy software, please visit Rand Secure Archive in the IMAGINiT Technologies booth (#724) at Autodesk University.