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3D Empire Building – The Autodesk Way
When Autodesk Inc. changed the face of the global software industry with their AutoCAD® product back in the early eighties, it was only a matter of time before they started acquiring other 3D and IT companies to bolster their influence on the marketplace. Involved in bringing 2D and 3D design software to the world, Autodesk has accrued more than six million users worldwide. Having already forged strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett-Packard and IBM, not to mention 2500 third party developers, the last year has seen Autodesk raise its financial stakes in the recession by going out and buying companies as if they had money to burn. So let us have a look at what companies Autodesk will have to carry through these precarious economic times.
The Credit Crunch in 3D
The Credit Crunch is affecting both small and big businesses, with 3D Design companies in the middle trying to fight their way through these hard times. However, there are those who are surviving the recession due to their innovation and a common sense attitude. Here we’ll list a number of guidelines that business experts recommend for surviving an economic turndown if you’re involved in the market of 3D Design.
Design companies don’t get the immediate benefits that other companies do, since firms tend to sit back and wait for a recession to pass before investing in what 3D Design companies can offer. The advice 3D firms should be telling their clients is that flexibility is the key to their firm’s longevity. It is the role of the design company to instil confidence in these firms, and to convince them that their investment in design services will add value to their business as well as reduce their outlay in these difficult and penny-pinching times.
Cutting overheads is another way of reducing the financial pressure. Fly economy class, plan one-day trips to reduce hotel costs, and use the Web and teleconferencing to reduce trips. Consider alternatives to lay-offs, such as voluntary days off without pay, especially in summer, salary reduction starting at the top, trickling down as necessary, and four-day weeks. The question currently facing owners of design firms is whether they are better off having no staff at all, drawing upon freelance talent instead.
Surviving the Credit Crunch For 3D Design Companies
The Credit Crunch is having an impact on businesses of all sizes with 3D Design companies not immune in this downward economic climate. Nevertheless, there are 3D companies which are faring better than others due to their continued innovation and common sense approach. Below you can find a list of guidelines which leading business figures are recommending for companies to survive the unstable and volatile markets.