UK trade publication, Building, says: “A big complaint about collaboration tools is that everybody is familiar with a different system, which means companies have to spend time and money training their staff when they start a new project.”

It goes on to report that UK collaboration vendor Business Collaborator is working on Ecospace, a €12m (£8.1m) European-wide project to develop an open standard for collaboration platforms. BC is the only construction-related technology provider involved in the project (BC customer Atkins is also involved; other participants include SAP and Hewlett Packard), but CEO Sanjeev Shah is said, by Building, to be keen to share the outcomes with others. (Read the BC news release)

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