Paul Wilkinson

Paul Wilkinson runs a specialist consultancy business, pwcom.co.uk Ltd. It provides integrated PR and marketing services mainly to construction and technology clients, and undertakes research and consultancy work on construction collaboration technologies (aka 'project extranets') and related tools (BIM, mobile, etc). Paul is also a writer, freelance journalist, industry activist and public speaker.

Most commented posts

  1. First, Hitler. Next, serial killer t-shirts… — 26 comments
  2. Aconex chairman in Hitler t-shirt row — 22 comments
  3. Aconex acquires Conject — 21 comments
  4. 16 reasons why nobody yet dominates the construction SaaS collaboration sector — 18 comments
  5. neXadyne develops “world-first accredited training courses for document control” — 17 comments

Author's posts

Oct 28 2005

Yoono

Earlier this week, I received an email from Laurent Quérel, CTO at Yoono (good name!), canvassing opinions on the beta version of a free software application combining the management and sharing of information – part collaborative search engine and part communication tool. It works by indexing the internet bookmarks of its community of web users. …

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Oct 26 2005

WebOffice

Sometimes a construction collaboration platform (or ‘project extranet’) can be too big for the project in question, and the project may not need all the construction-focused functionality associated with accessing, commenting upon and marking up of drawings. "What should we use?" I get asked sometimes. I usually refer to generic products such as Projectplace, but …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2005/10/weboffice/

Oct 26 2005

Changes at BuildOnline?

Two days ago, a BIW colleague asked if I had heard of any changes at BuildOnline. His question was sparked by the sudden disappearance of most of BO’s management team from the listing on its UK website (down to just two people: the chairman and CEO – gone are profiles of the VP technology, finance …

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Oct 26 2005

Asite bloggers

I have just discovered that two Asite guys have blogs. I have met Nathan Doughty a couple of times so I was interested to read his first posts at Free Collaboration (Nathan’s blog also links to a more personal blog by his software technical architect colleague David Kaspar). I smiled a bit when I first …

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Oct 25 2005

Easy internet access

First the US, now Greece. Regular readers of this blog will now that I frequently link to Peter Cochrane’s blog at Silicon.com, and his latest post is again noteworthy. Not so long ago, he was discussing the wide availability of free Wi-fi access in the States. Now, he has spent a week in Crete and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2005/10/easy_internet_a/

Oct 25 2005

Virus nightmare

A potential nightmare scenario has, I hope, been partially averted. A virus – to be more precise, a Trojan – somehow found its way into one of my machines. The Trojan itself wasn’t the problem, though, it was the incessant pop-up alert windows from TrendMicro OfficeScan. Popping sometimes more than once a second, they made …

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Oct 24 2005

Making collaboration work

Catching up on my web-browsing over the weekend, I came across an August 2005 Cadalyst article by Michael Dakan describing lessons learned on implementing collaboration systems on US projects. Some key points: Many of the problems are not technology issues at all, but rather basic people issues and human relations management problems. For … collaboration …

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Oct 24 2005

Busy at Bricsnet

No fewer than three major announcements from Bricsnet last Thursday: Bricsnet Announces New CEO and Management Bricsnet Launches Next Generation Real Estate Lifecycle Management Solution and Bricsnet Announces $10 Million in New Funding. I wonder why they made three apparently significant announcements on the same day? Were they perhaps trying to get a big a …

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Oct 24 2005

Datum International

By coincidence, this morning I opened my print copy of Information Age then read the digital version of Microscope. Upon reading the letters page in the latter, I experienced a strong sense of deja vu. Sure enough, Les Paul, CEO of enterprise content management specialist Datum International, had sent essentially the same letter to both …

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Oct 24 2005

Autodesk DWG TrueView

AECnews gives news of a new free, downloadable DWG/DXF viewer from Autodesk. Users may well baulk at a 100MB download and then find it difficult to use – according to Randall Newton, in Autodesk’s features comparison table, “Easy to use interface” is not checked for DWG TrueView! Honesty or an oversight? Tweet

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2005/10/autodesk_dwg_tr/

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