Article by Avatara’s VP of Sales, Kraig Kubicek, originally published in Aerospace Manufacturing & Design Magazine.
The aerospace industry’s infrastructure depends significantly on information technology (IT). That relationship isn’t without its challenges, though.
For example, consider the complex cybersecurity compliance that aerospace firms must attain. Beginning in the mid- to-late 2010s, they were required to be compliant with International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Defense Federal Acquisition Federal Regulation Supplement/Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.
Then, there are concerns surrounding the maintenance and updating of CAD software and similar hardware systems. These are typically a sizable expense and a logistical headache, so a platform that provides reliable CAD support for remote workforces is crucial.
Finally, there’s a challenge associated with data storage requirements growing with workflow. Failing to secure and back up data correctly can cause massive disruptions down the road. Given all these challenges, the right IT platform is critical to success.