Industry Thoughts
Local vs. Cloud Deux: The Great Cloud Debate
Customers around the globe are facing challenges with the growing number of places their information is being stored, plus new technical challenges introduced through cloud-first storage solutions. AVAIL CEO and Founder, Randall Stevens, shares his thoughts on making things simpler for people in an ever more complicated world of content.
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Industry Thoughts
Selling Isn’t Telling: Collaboration Is Key
As a software vendor we do lots of demonstrations and evaluations, but our dual understanding from a customer standpoint has motivated us to look for new ways to collaborate with our prospective customers while they learn about the value of AVAIL.
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Success Stories
Clarity | Efficiency | Success
A small firm indexes their entire Content Library in AVAIL with transformative results
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Success Stories
Uncovering the Value of Content Management
SERA is an employee-owned architecture, interior, and urban design firm specializing in sustainable place-making at all scales.
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Industry Thoughts
A BIM Manager’s Guide to Better Content Management
As buildings have become more complex and BIM has changed demands, AECO projects now generate far more design information. Here are four tips on how BIM Managers can prepare for what's coming up.
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Industry Thoughts
5 Tips for using BIM Collaboration Tools to Keep Designers Engaged While Working from Home
Remote BIM teams provide some unique challenges for BIM Managers: lack of in-person communication, a workspace that is often less production-friendly than the office, and amplified pressure from clients to name a few.  Luckily, the tech industry has stepped up to meet the evolving needs of at-home designers with a host of BIM collaboration tools.  Here are some tips for using technology to keep your remote design teams engaged, cheerful, and adaptive while working from home.
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Industry Thoughts
Why Content Management Systems Fail - BIM Automation
Content management systems, and ultimately the initiatives they enable, fail over time.  But why?  In a word…Trust.  Once someone loses trust in the system, they begin to work “around” the system or revert to old behaviors, such as using old content buried on their local drive, raiding past projects for content or searching and downloading content from the internet.  A root cause analysis will often lead to two inherent problems.  First, you begin losing trust if the information you’re looking for in the content management system isn’t there, but you know (or suspect) it exists.  Second, when you use a system (or process) infrequently you become frustrated with each interaction as you’re basically having to re-learn each time you use the system.  AVAIL is strategically addressing both of these issues.
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Industry Thoughts
Context Matters (Redux) - Contextual Search
Context Matters (Redux) I wrote a blog post titled “Context Matters” in September 2015, prior to spinning AVAIL out of ArchVision, where I tried to describe the underpinnings of our approach to the
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News
Introducing the AVAIL Desktop 4.0 Webinar Series
 
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Success Stories
A Democratic Approach to Evaluating New Technologies
Founded in 1968, Cuningham Group has designed some of the most innovative and exciting architectural projects across the country. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the firm continues to do what it does best — create innovative, sustainable designs and nurture collaborative client and partner relationships.
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