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

Sep 30 2005

JotSpot

As a long-time contributor to the Wikipedia, I have been interested in Wikis for a while. I read in ASPnews.com today about a new real-time collaboration tool from JotSpot. JotSpot Live is a web-based Wiki application designed for live group note taking, allowing users to write text and edit what others write – ideal (they …

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Sep 30 2005

Moaning architects? (2)

Further to yesterday’s post, I received a more detailed response from Erik Winterkorn at the CICA. He writes: "First, it seems that contractors and clients still request paper copies of documents for distribution purposes. Arrangements can be made for all project printing to be done through a bureau and perhaps paid for directly by the …

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Sep 29 2005

Moaning architects?

I received the latest Construction Industry Computing Association newsletter today. Apart from its publicity for my book, I was struck by a comment from its Major Architects IT Group, which apparently discussed: "The false impression that extranets reduce the amount of architects’ printing and the growing awareness of the true costs associated with using different …

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Sep 28 2005

Asite books more losses

Among the regular email bulletins I receive is one from UK industry weekly Construction News. Today’s includes the above Asite headline, alerting us to the publication of the extranet provider’s latest interim results, for the six months to 30 June 2005. Predictably, CN highlighted the losses, reported by Asite as follows: "The Group’s operating loss …

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Sep 27 2005

Statistics, statistics

If you’ve Googled today, you may have noticed that the Google search page no longer says it indexes over eight billion web pages. An article, ‘Google: Our search is bigger than your search‘, in Silicon.com, says Google has stopped boasting about the size of its index "because people don’t necessarily agree on how to count …

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Sep 26 2005

Service level agreements

Look around for a conservative, risk-averse profession – other than construction – and you might think about the legal world. I spoke about the construction industry’s use of project extranets at last year’s Legal IT Directors Forum at Gleneagles, and heard how some UK law firms were already embracing such technologies. I will be keeping …

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Sep 26 2005

New ROI: Return on Interoperability

I try to keep abreast of developments in IT developments in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) world. One useful newsletter I receive weekly is CADwire.net. This week’s includes a link to the latest issue of Bentley’s magazine BE (not to be confused with the UK-based AEC organisation of the same name – see last …

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Sep 23 2005

Why not Sharepoint?

Earlier this week someone asked me about using Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services to create an extranet (apparently, his IT department had proposed this as an alternative to them using an external application service provider, ASP). I expressed some reservations, mainly focused around two areas: first, support for common architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) file formats …

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Sep 22 2005

The reputation effect of Wi-Fi

Silicon.com is reporting that London’s Canary Wharf business district is now to be Wi-Fi enabled. I don’t expect to see legions of people heading for the Isle of Dogs for free internet access, since the same article also says the operator, The Cloud, will be offering the service through service providers such as BT Openzone …

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Sep 22 2005

Browser battles

Catching up with Silicon.com, I read that Symantec is suggesting that the Mozilla browser Firefox is less secure than Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, though the latter is still more likely to targetted by hackers. Read the original article here. Mozilla hit back by claiming that its "ability to react, find a solution and put it into …

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