Laing O’Rourke is a privately owned, internationally focused engineering enterprise with world-class capabilities spanning the entire client value chain. The company operates an integrated business model comprising the full range of engineering, construction and asset management services delivering single-source solutions for some of the world’s most prestigious public and private organisations.
Laing O’Rourke was preparing for a potential slowdown across the construction industry centre and needed to revaluate their IT and technology strategies.
The company knew that the continued success of both the Australian and the global construction industry rely on using simple, effective, and flexible solutions – all of which emanate in the Cloud. As a result, Laing O’Rourke began to pursue a journey to the cloud with the aim of improving their business operations.
Laing O’Rourke wanted to do this by applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data into their processes, but faced the challenge of integrating, managing, and maintaining this service on a global scale.
Laing O’Rourke are now enjoying the benefits of an integrated cloud infrastructure with Nutanix. The company uses data to support critical decision-making projects throughout the business by optimising, analysing, and forecasting industry opportunities. They have created a more innovative, secure, productive, and safe work environment that can be leveraged now and well into the future.
“Laing O’Rourke uses its data to support critical decision-making projects throughout the business. We use data to optimise and analyse our opportunities, supply chain, and projects to ensure that we deliver value for our clients, while continuing to lead the way in innovation in construction and engineering.” – John Rich, Integration and Development Manager at Laing O’Rourke.
MOQdigital deployed Nutanix’s cloud environment using two NextDC location centres in Sydney and Brisbane. The technology will be used to power Laing O’Rourke’s core applications as they begin to utilise Artificial Intelligence and Big Data across their global operations.
MOQdgital and Laing O’Rourke were able to deploy their cloud solutions with a small team of five technical staff and a project manager, and received great support from Nutanix on the software elements of their project.
The company can now benefit from AI-powered prototypes across their workplace, and utilise big data to gain insights that allow them to work more efficiently, more safely, and with greater productivity.
“The team between MOQdigital, Laing O’Rourke and Nutanix worked really well together to secure and ensure the success of this deployment. Laing O’Rourke is enjoying the benefits it was seeking and ultimately this is what we aim for with all of our customers." - Ben Robinson, Sales Manager at MOQdigital.