Category Archive: Internet

Jul 28 2016

Secure SaaS without passwords, via Secure Cloudlink

Secure Cloudlink diagram

UK-based startup Secure Cloudlink (headquartered in Leatherhead, Surrey) has a unique and US-patented product that eliminates the use of passwords and is designed to secure cloud / SaaS applications. With Secure Cloudlink, each user is uniquely identified and authenticated, but as no user credentials are stored or replicated behind the scenes the risks of security breaches due …

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Jul 03 2015

BIM: bigger infrastructure muscle

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I wrote recently about SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors upgrading their hosting infrastructure, noting how 4Projects, Asite, Aconex and Conject had either already upgraded, or were in the process of upgrading their hosting facilities to keep ahead of the increased usage of their platforms. Implicit in many of the upgrades is an assumption that building information …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2015/07/bim-bigger-infrastructure-muscle/

Mar 10 2015

OnShape – CADaaS lives!

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The Beta launch of a new SaaS-based manufacturing CAD application, OnShape, has excited a few bloggers and tweeters recently, although the concept is nothing new (I recall US CAD writer Brian Seitz wondering Is SaaS the Killer App for the CAD Industry? in 2008, and it stimulated some CADaaS posts from me – first, second – and later some …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2015/03/onshape-cadaas-lives/

Feb 18 2015

CodeBook getting a little SaaS-y

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Surrey, UK-based software developer CodeBook International has started to offer cloud-based data hosting for its solutions, which complement most well-known BIM authoring applications. A little CodeBook background CodeBook was founded in 1993 by architect Peter Mann who developed an application to help those involved in brief preparation, design, construction, fitting-out and operation of large, complex buildings …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2015/02/codebook-getting-a-little-saas-y/

Jan 02 2015

267,000 Extranet Evolution page views in 2014

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Blogging on narrow niche topics (SaaS collaboration, BIM, mobile, etc) still attracts a growing audience for ExtranetEvolution. At the end of some years, I do a quick review of traffic to ExtranetEvolution (here are my 2012 numbers, for instance), but it’s not a regular occurence – I didn’t talk about 2013 last year – and the numbers have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2015/01/267000-extranet-evolution-page-views-in-2014/

Dec 01 2014

New to me: Wrench and Expo-Net

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Monitoring the web and social media for international construction collaboration providers, I was recently alerted to two different systems of which I was previously unaware, both of which appear to be offered in SaaS-based and locally-hosted versions. Wrench I saw Wrench Solutions mentioned twice in a fortnight. First, the company was named in the Aconex IPO prospectus, and then someone …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2014/12/new-to-me-wrench-and-expo-net/

Nov 06 2014

e-Business in construction survey

In various ways I have been involved with eBusiness in construction since the late 1990s (I’ve even written chapters of books about construction eBusiness), and the adoption of eBusiness technologies has grown considerably over the past 15 years. But many parts of the industry are still reliant on paper-based processes when it comes to many …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2014/11/e-business-in-construction-survey/

Aug 27 2014

Five problems with SaaS construction collaboration?

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London-based Quality in Construction blogger Paul Inglesis has written a post entitled “5 Problems With Online Collaboration and Document Management Tools in Construction Industry” (19 August) which is worth a read. The article (which mentions this blog) suggests some major obstacles that are “holding the market back”. Drawing on his contractor experiences working on projects in Greece, Qatar …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2014/08/five-problems-with-saas-construction-collaboration/

Feb 24 2014

e-Builder grows through focus on owner/operators and pure SaaS

Ron Antevy

SaaS veterans Ron and Jon Antevy are helping e-Builder grow steadily by focusing on the detailed needs of major owner/operator customers. Florida, US-based SaaS construction collaboration pioneer e-Builder will be 19 years old this year, and its founders, Ron and Jon Antevy, appear fully committed to growing through its 20th anniversary and beyond. I spoke …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2014/02/e-builder-grows-through-focus-on-owneroperators-and-pure-saas/

Jan 21 2014

2014: year of AEC mobile?

As we increasingly access data and application on the move, AEC SaaS vendors will need to embrace the mobile cloud more in 2014. This morning I read a .Rising US news item predicting desktop traffic would be overtaken by mobile and tablet by July 2014, underlining, yet again, the growing importance of mobile and tablet traffic …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2014/01/2014-year-of-aec-mobile/

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