Intelligence is needed to adapt to unexpected conditions. As far as professions go, engineers are an intellectually curious bunch. Tasked with figuring out tough problems with laser-like precision, one could argue that engineers are primed for adaptability.
Engineers, among many other professions, were dispatched to work from home for most of 2020. Some speculated that engineers might be in a tough position, mainly due to the collaborative nature of their work. After all, building design requires a team of experts from a variety of disciplines. Concerns over the effectiveness of collaboration arose.
We learned a lot in 2020 and technological advancements reigned supreme. The cloud proved its value and emerged as a clear winner. Fortunately, we at ACADS-BSG already believed in the power of the cloud and made a strategic decision in 2019. We were already working hard behind the scenes on a cloud-based version of HYENA so that engineers would be able to thrive in any work environment.
Last year, we realised the importance of this move with remote work forces. Like all of our engineering colleagues, we discovered new abilities to adapt, reinvent, adjust, and accomplish a lot of firsts. Frankly we surprised ourselves with what we could achieve remotely and are even more grateful for the cloud than ever. We’re proud to look back at last year and recognize how much we grew.
Here’s hoping 2021 brings a better balance of in-person collaboration with online working. We miss everyone’s smiling faces.