Boosting Transportation Efficiency with GIS Managed Cloud Services

Exploring the advantages of utilizing GIS Managed Cloud Services for transportation organizations

As anyone in the transportation industry knows, organizational transformation is happening faster than ever. With change comes challenges, but also opportunities. The Cloud is the vehicle to shaping the future of transportation. Cloud-enabled GIS enables organizations to flourish and swiftly innovate and scale. GIS in the Cloud is flexible, scalable, and resilient – the perfect tool to streamline and support core business applications.

GIS Managed Cloud Services: An introduction

Modern GIS is complex and takes dedicated resources to manage, maintain, and modernize when needed. That’s where a GIS Managed Cloud Services provider (MCSP) can help. MCSPs, like ROK Technologies, manage, monitor, and support the ArcGIS Enterprise and desktop environments in the Cloud – ensuring your organization never has to wait to upgrade to the latest version, add new services, or struggle with performance issues. GIS Managed Cloud Services provides transportation organizations with a powerful solution to enhance and streamline their GIS operations. MCSPs  close the gap between GIS and IT departments, allowing organizations to focus on the future of their core business – without the heavy lifting of managing, maintaining, and scaling their GIS infrastructure, software and data. 

A skilled GIS Managed Cloud Services Provider sets up and maintains your GIS infrastructure in a way to optimize costs and performance. Aspects of that journey include cloud migration, cloud security, infrastructure management, software management, virtual desktop solutions, and more.

At ROK Technologies we know that every organization’s GIS is unique – it’s imperative to pinpoint the right Cloud environment to fit your organization’s present set-up while preparing for your future journey. We work with you to assess your GIS needs, develop a migration strategy and roadmap, and optimize your operational costs. Our goal is to save your organization time, money, and IT resources, while reducing project risk and downtime.

The 7 key benefits of Managed Cloud Services

Fast Deployment

Migrating your GIS to the Cloud is faster than on-premise upgrades because there is no need to procure and install dedicated IT infrastructure – allowing you to handle multiple remote locations easily and quickly. When you’ve got a team of Cloud, GIS, and IT experts migrating your data, you can be up and running in the Cloud in just a few months.


Seamless Upgrades

With GIS in the Cloud, you are no longer tied down to software versions and upgrades. Your team no longer has to carry the burden of managing product updates and software upgrades or worry about losing customizations tied to a specific version of a product. Our team handles your organization’s specific upgrades quickly and efficiently, making sure you never have to worry about them again.


On-Demand Scalability

The Cloud can handle spikes in demand while ensuring continuity of service – you pay for what you use, not what you might use. Within the Cloud, you can scale up and down services, successfully managing congestion and scarcity all while keeping everything running smoothly for public safety. With GIS Managed Cloud Services, you can add services and get applications up and running in a fraction of the time – keeping your mission-critical infrastructure running and ready to scale at a moment’s notice.


Continuous Access from Anywhere

Whether you are in the main office, on the road, or working from home; your team will be a part of a truly mobile workforce. ROK Technologies provides your team the access to what you need, when you need it, without delay.


Security and Compliance

Keeping your data and infrastructure compliance and secure is our business. We follow rigorous disaster recovery and backup procedures. We have a dedicated security team to ensure your specific needs are met, today and in the future. 


Anytime Support – 24 hours a day and 7 Days a week

Every client has access to a dedicated member of our support team – client success manager –  who understands the ins and outs of your Enterprise Stack and Cloud architecture. No more wasting time asking a chatbot for answers or pressing 0 for an operator.


Reclaim time in your work week

By taking the management of your GIS and infrastructure off your plate, you now have the freedom to dedicate your precious time elsewhere. Instead of losing time to administrative headaches, you can spend time on the work that matters most. Take your organization to the next level of efficiency and excellence with a trusted GIS Managed Cloud Services provider and partner.


How transportation organizations overcome challenges with the help of Cloud-based GIS

By leveraging the Cloud, transportation organizations can access and analyze large volumes of spatial data in real-time, allowing for more informed decisions and optimized processes. With GIS Managed Cloud Services, transportation organizations can benefit from enhanced data visualization, improved collaboration, and increased efficiency. 

Challenge: Data Quality & Availability

DOTs have to gather, analyze and manage vast amounts of spatial data from a multitude of sources – from traffic sensors to GPS devices to weather reports – for effective operations in real time. Integrating and managing disparate datasets can be complex and time-consuming.

Solution: Streamlining Operations with Real-Time Data

Cloud-based GIS platforms offer centralized data management and integration capabilities, allowing DOTs to consolidate and unify spatial data. With this real-time data, transportation organizations can optimize their traffic routes, respond quickly to changing conditions, and make data-driven decisions to improve efficiency and reduce costs. A GIS Cloud MSP can provide expertise in data modeling, ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes, and data integration techniques to streamline data management workflows and ensure data consistency and accuracy.

Challenge: Maintaining GIS system Needs Resources

The ongoing demand for resources – personnel, infrastructure, and budget – required to effectively manage and sustain DOT GIS operations can be challenging. 

Solution: Augment to Gain Efficiency

A GIS Managed Cloud Services Provider takes over your administrative workload, so you don’t have to. Transportation organizations with their GIS in the Cloud can enhance route optimization and planning, improve asset management and maintenance, increase safety and security measures, and optimize customer service and satisfaction.

The future of transportation relies on fully utilizing emerging technologies. As we gain more uses for GIS systems to navigate and operate transportation systems safely, the need for cloud-based GIS will increase. GIS Managed Cloud Services can help your organization embrace these changes and adopt these emergent technologies as they arrive, revealing a more efficient, safe, and sustainable industry for the future.

Additionally, when leveraging the cloud’s scalability, flexibility, and performance, MCS ensures your DOT’s Esri Road and Highways network management system operates effectively, enabling you to achieve your transportation objectives seamlessly.

Challenge: Disaster preparedness

Disasters, whether natural or human-made, pose a significant threat to the continuity of operations for DOT agencies. Interruptions to critical systems and data can result in severe disruptions to transportation services and public safety.

Solution: Resilience and Disaster Recovery 

Implementing robust backup, disaster recovery, and failover mechanisms is essential to ensure continuity of operations in the event of system failures, natural disasters, or cyberattacks. By leveraging cloud-based infrastructure and services provided by GIS Cloud Managed Services, DOTs can establish resilient data backup and recovery strategies tailored to their specific needs.

Challenge: Interoperability between departments 

DOTs often collaborate with multiple agencies, municipalities, and stakeholders, each using different GIS systems and data formats. Achieving interoperability and seamless data sharing among disparate systems can be challenging.

Solution: Standardization of APIs 

Cloud-based GIS platforms provide standardized APIs and web services, facilitating interoperability and enabling seamless data exchange among different systems and organizations. By leveraging these APIs and integration tools, DOTs can facilitate seamless interoperability between on-premises and cloud-based GIS systems, enabling efficient data exchange and collaboration across and throughout  the organization.

Don’t just take our word, hear what our clients say

The ROK team has been a dream to work with compared to other vendors. They are very responsive, thorough in the processes and very agile in standing up new environments or reconfiguring existing. They are an all-around great company

The ROK Team is our most helpful vendor for managing our cloud-based Enterprise Deployment. They are down to earth people who give us expert advice on our GIS infrastructure needs.

What are you waiting for? Learn more about GIS Managed Cloud Services today! 

ROK Technologies is a leading provider of GIS Managed Cloud Services for transportation organizations.

With years of experience and expertise in the industry, ROK Technologies offers a comprehensive solution that meets the unique needs of transportation organizations.

By partnering with ROK Technologies, transportation organizations can benefit from reliable and secure GIS Managed Cloud Services, along with dedicated support and customized solutions.

ROK Technologies is committed to helping transportation organizations optimize their operations, enhance their efficiency, and achieve their business goals.


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