Category: Functionality

Oct 31 2005

What is ‘real-time’ collaboration?

Browsing AEC Cafe‘s AEC Weekly, I was intrigued by an announcement (also reported by Yahoo here) that Canadian software company CMiC was "taking real-time collaboration to the next level with the introduction of CMiC IO, a revolutionary technology that enables businesses to collaborate both internally and with outside partners …". Wow! I thought – my …

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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 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

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

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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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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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Sep 22 2005

Avanti reality check for extranets

One of the sessions at yesterday’s Constructing Excellence conference was an update on the DTI-funded Avanti programme. I have watched this initiative with some interest, particularly as it has incorporated the PIX Protocol into its outputs. I contributed to the Protocol on BIW’s behalf, but I haven’t (yet) become directly involved with the Avanti project. …

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