Category: Collaboration

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 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 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

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

Retail shake-up

Late on Friday evening, a consortium led by property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz finally agreed a £1.1 billion deal to take over the Somerfield chain of supermarkets (the group has some 814 Somerfield stores and almost 500 Kwik Save outlets). Analysts appear to think the consortium is mainly interested in the group for its high-street properties. …

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Oct 17 2005

Extranet defined by Wikipedia

The Wikipedia has a page about extranets. From a UK perspective, it helpfully lists all the members of the NCCTP, and includes links to all the NCCTP members, plus about a dozen other providers (some from the construction industry – such as Citadon and Constructware – some not, eg: ProjectFusion, Xerdict), and one or two …

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Oct 15 2005

Moaning architects? (3)

Since my last post on this topic, I have had an invitation to attend the next meeting of the CICA major architects IT group in early November, along with Duncan Mactear of 4Projects. Should be an interesting opportunity to hear why architects don’t feel construction collaboration technologies are yielding the benefits we often claim for …

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Oct 15 2005

CICA annual convention

No posts yesterday; I was at the CICA annual convention in London. The turnout wasn’t great – around 30 or so, including speakers – but most attendees managed to stay to the very end of the day. This was no mean achievement for an all-day event on a Friday, and a lot of credit must …

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Oct 15 2005

Avanti reality check for extranets (2)

Towards the end of yesterday’s CICA annual convention, I met Mervyn Richards, one of the leading figures on the Avanti project (see 22 September post). He gave me a bit of background to the somewhat negative comment (about extranets and their workflow handling capabilities) made at last month’s CE members convention. Apparently, the comment was …

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