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 24 2005

Internet ‘fundamentally changing’ UK businesses

According to Silicon.com, the web is transforming traditional business practices as UK firms increasingly use technology to communicate and transact online with customers and suppliers. The e-Value Matters report, from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and sponsored by the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI), says it is the "end of the beginning" of …

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Oct 24 2005

VOWLAN

Having got my head round Wi-fi and VOIP, I now find that the two can be combined in VOWLAN: Voice Over Wireless Local Area Network. We can expect the number of businesses using this technology to triple by 2007, says Silicon.com. Good headline, but the research was focused on the US, where penetration could reach …

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Oct 21 2005

Not THE Paul Wilkinson? (2)

As if to underline that I am not the only Paul Wilkinson, my publisher Taylor & Francis forwarded a letter from the British Library asking me to confirm my full name and date of birth. My daughter Frankie was impressed that a copy of the book is going to be held for posterity (though slightly …

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Oct 21 2005

NCCTP Conference, 15 November

Since 2000, Emap’s construction publications group, with marketing director Ross Sturley at the forefront, was an active promotor of extranet technologies in the UK construction market, particularly through its various conferences. Now that the NCCTP has begun to mature, it has started to promote its own events. The first NCCTP Conference will be held in …

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Oct 20 2005

IT departments doomed?

In the ‘Future’ chapter of my book, I mused on the future of the in-house IT department – echoing comments made months ago by Silicon.com columnist Peter Cochrane. Today, a Silicon.com item reports that Gartner is also making similar predictions. We are about to enter a period of radical change for IT departments, Gartner says, …

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Oct 20 2005

Wi-fi cities

A BBC article Wi-fi cities spark hotspot debate talks about US cities which are planning to offer low-cost or even free wi-fi services to their citizens just like other utilities such as water or electricity – but big business is ganging up to prevent this threat to existing telecoms businesses. I like the notion of …

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Oct 18 2005

4Projects revamps website

4Projects has launched a new corporate website, revealing a new brand identity. The accompanying news release notes the site also includes "opportunities for … individuals who might be seeking a new challenge in our dynamic working environment", and – perhaps indicative of recent turnover within the 4Projects ranks – the recruitment page lists four posts …

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Oct 18 2005

UK Broadband: no such thing?

Peter Cochrane’s blog at Silicon.com destroys the idea that the UK is a leader in broadband technology. "… the UK fits into the world scene as follows: by households online: around 15th; by population served: around 18th; by growth rate last year: 14th; by lines added in 2004/5: fourth; by total lines per capita: sixth." …

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Oct 18 2005

Autodesk Buzzsaw not ‘consistent’ market leader

"Since 1999, Autodesk® Buzzsaw® has consistently led the market for project collaboration and management solutions." What’s wrong with this assertion (made on the Autodesk website here)? Well, ignoring the claim to market leadership (made, after all, by just about every construction collaboration technology vendor I know), it’s the word ‘consistently’. The statement – probably an …

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Oct 17 2005

Designers want CAD plus process support

Just found an AEC Weekly article from 26 September 2005 giving the results of a major European industry study “New Business Potentials for Architects and Engineers” completed for Nemetschek and described as "a thorough investigation of what potential and challenges lie ahead for architects and engineers in Europe and the UK". When it came to …

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