A company cannot remain stuck in old habits and wonder
why the fresh graduates are choosing the competition.
It can be difficult to determine where to invest; digital
transformation roadmaps and maturity models can be a
guide to support this journey. Whichever method a company
selects, support from management is key. Once a roadmap
is established – and there is a good sense for the various
datapoints that need to be integrated – select key projects to
prove quickly if something works or not. Failing fast, making
decisions and moving forward is much more important than
The satisfaction level among customers is low. Large construction
projects are typically 20 per cent more costly and not
delivered on time.2 This creates an opportunity for companies
that are using new advanced technologies fully to take a leap
forward. It also forces companies to remain forward-thinking
to stay ahead of the competition. It is estimated that digitalization
will increase further because of COVID-19. Although
market conditions are rough, there are bright spots for the
future. The estimate is that there will be a large demand of new
labour with more than 300,000 new workers needed by 2029.
Companies that further invest in modern technologies will
come out stronger and better prepared for the next decade.
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accessing the latest,has contributed to
5. REBIM, “Will ISO 19650 replace BS1192?” https://rebim.
io/goodbye-bs1192-hello-iso19650/#:~:text=BS 1192 is a
British Standard that sets,and facilitates efficient data
use in facilities management. (accessed July 29, 2020).
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Edwin Elmendorp is a leading information architect with Kinsmen
Group. Elmendorp has over 15 years of experience in the world of
engineering data management. He has implemented numerous systems
around the globe for large and small customers. Elmendorp is
a cum laude graduate from the Open University in the Netherlands,
and holds a master’s degree in business process management and
IT. As a frequent public writer, speaker and his work at Kinsmen
Group, he helps companies push forward on their digital journey.
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