Producers may find it difficult to keep up with all the technological changes occurring in the computer industry. But one constant has been the Microsoft Windows operating system. Why is it that the elements of the Windows world that have proven so successful almost everywhere else have yet to be embraced by the concrete industry? Fully Windows-compliant software provides powerful data management tools, making it far easier for producers to fully embrace up-to-date computer technology. [KEYWORDS: Windows, computer, software, hardware]