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This 100-Year-Old Construction Company Found a File-Management Solution for the Next 100 Years—with Egnyte and Autodesk

A cloud platform for collaboration, data syncing, and archiving made even better with an Autodesk integration

8
Years Without Having to 
Increase IT Budget
20
On-Premises Servers Eliminated 
After Move to the Cloud

Challenges

With its client roster growing each year, along with the number of projects the company had in precon or under construction, C.W. Driver Cos. took an organic approach to building its IT infrastructure—adding storage capacity and file-sharing tools as needed. This created three issues: storage, constant need of expensive upgrades, and shadow IT (data silos and backup issues).

Solution

After investigating cloud-based file management solutions, Blaine Crawford, C.W. Driver Cos.' Director of IT, found that Egnyte checked all the key boxes for his company. Egnyte offered a user-friendly interface for file collaboration from any device. It also provided the familiar Windows-mapped-drive format the company’s employees had become comfortable using. And it allowed C.W. Driver Cos. to retire its on-premises data-storage infrastructure and outsource it all to the cloud.

Blaine Crawford
“The combination of migrating our project data to Egnyte, and then integrating Egnyte with our Autodesk environment, improved our operations so much that our executive team took notice. That success gave us the credibility to propose other ambitious IT projects.”
Blaine Crawford
Director of IT • C.W. Driver Cos.

Results

Integrating Egnyte with Autodesk, C.W. Driver Cos. ensures its teams always have the most recent document versions. Because they can access files from mobile devices, superintendents can easily pull up drawings and RFIs in the field. And after replacing on-premises storage with Egnyte’s easy-to-scale cloud solution, the IT team hasn’t had to raise its data storage budget for eight years.

Overview

One of the longest-operating construction companies in California—now more than 102 years old—C.W. Driver Companies has helped bring thousands of construction projects to fruition across the state.

cwdriver.com

Location

Pasadena, California, U.S.

Industry

Construction

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