ALEC installs Microsoft collaboration tool
Dubai, September 9, 2013
UAE-based construction firm Al Jaber LEGT Engineering and Contracting (ALEC) has installed Microsoft Sharepoint, a Web application platform, to enhance collaboration, productivity and efficiency for its business.
The platform, entitled ALEC Central, brings together all company processes, procedures and relevant project data, as well as up-to-date news and information. In addition, employees will be able to communicate and collaborate through the platform no matter where they might be located, through a range of connected devices, including tablets and smartphones.
“Our projects take place at a range of locations and we are using technology to enhance collaboration and increase the sense of working together and sharing knowledge across our people,” said Kez Taylor, CEO, ALEC.
“Microsoft has assisted us in coming up with a collaborative platform where we can improve communication and our systems can be better implemented as a business.”
With a workforce of around 8,000, ALEC is one of Dubai’s premier construction companies with a project list that includes airport terminals, themed projects, hotels, retail developments, commercial buildings and residential.
Access to the platform across key company locations, including the various construction project sites, has been made available through the installation of computer kiosks that can be used to view information, utilize the self-service features or read the latest company news at any time.
In addition to the enhancement of its business processes, ALEC Central will also help the company to adopt a greener approach to its day-to-day activities, as it reduces printing and moves project data and tracking to its new digital platform.
“With the implementation of Sharepoint and Lync Exchange, ALEC can really address some of the most demanding needs that they have as a business, such as document management and mobility,” said Asad Ahmed, product marketing manager, Microsoft Office Division at Microsoft Gulf.
“Microsoft’s role in the Gulf is to empower companies to achieve their vision, and it is in line with the country’s vision to increase global competitiveness. To increase productivity in the future, we really want to provide information to anyone, anywhere in the world, at any point in time, and with Sharepoint and Lync Exchange 2013 we are really one step closer to it, ” concluded Ahmed. – TradeArabia News Service