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IT Roundtable: Update on the Uniform Data Standard

SBCA’s IT Committee has spent the past few months developing a uniform data standard that will enable information to be easily understood by any piece of equipment or software developed for the industry. In the initial phase of this initiative, the group determined what information should be included in that standardized file. Additionally, the group has also developed processes for receiving and implementing new format requests. This webinar will provide an update on the development of this standard and an opportunity to ask questions and provide input as the project moves forward.

Best Practices for Going Remote

Considering hiring a remote designer for your company? Two industry professionals weigh in on effective strategies for developing and managing a remote position, the challenges and benefits that come with it, and best practices for streamlining the process. Whether this is a step you’ve been considering for some time or is a new idea for your hiring playbook, this webinar will get you headed in the right direction. Then the conversation will continue at BCMC as these presenters dive into the logistics and technology needed to effectively onboard and maintain a remote designer. 

Imagine purchasing a new piece of equipment and then finding out once it’s installed you can’t make it work the way it was intended because it doesn’t understand what your software is telling it.

Many of the problems we face each day can be traced back to poor communication.

Getting IT staff more involved in operational goals takes engagement from both sides.

Minimizing wear and tear on your technology hardware is a significant step toward avoiding downtime and recovering quickly when problems occur.

CMs need to understand the basics of digital security and know how cyberattacks could affect their operations.

What’s the secret to great IT support in the component industry? Find a process that’s simple enough that you’ll actually do it, and detailed enough that it’s useful.

It takes good communication to keep an ongoing upgrade process on track.
Chris Cozart, director of manufacturing systems for Builders FirstSource in Denver, Colorado, believes everyone’s input is needed to build employee buy-in throughout the company and to successfully implement change.