Category: Marketing

ITCF 2006 conference

As members of the event’s headline sponsor, the NCCTP, BIW Technologies (along with 4Projects, Asite, Business Collaborator and Sarcophagus) will be exhibiting at the IT Construction Forum’s 2006 annual conference at the Oval in London on 24 May. Representatives of the same NCCTP members will also be participating in an afternoon stream session focused on …

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Autodesk applies to trademark DWG

I’d never considered a file format suffix as something worthy of a trademark, but it seems Autodesk is claiming DWG as a trademark, according to Evan Yares. What next: PDF™, DOC™, XLS™?

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Extranet use: “anything but widespread”

According to an informal reader survey by US online mag ConstrucTech, while the team concept is alive and well, and web-based collaboration technology has stepped to the fore, use of these solutions is anything but widespread throughout the marketplace: "only 14% are using Web-based collaboration technology on all projects". "The norm in the market is …

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“$275m property e-manager project”

Wow! What an eye-catching Australian IT headline! Aconex must be making mega-bucks – to the uninitiated, this 21 March story looks like a $275 million deal! The headline perhaps has more to do with a misunderstanding by the journalist (Kelly Mills) or sub-editor responsible. As Aconex’s 14 March news release makes clearer, the price tag …

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Salesforce outage PR embarrassment

Public relations can be a double-edged sword. When a business has something to announce, it is a vital tool, but get the timing wrong and the business can regret ever opening its mouth. Take Salesforce.com for instance. I have discussed this ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) business before, notably for its service outages earlier this …

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QS News: legal advice on extranets

Earlier this week, I met Matt Parsons of Building sister title QS News for a coffee and chat at a bar in London Bridge. He told me about a forthcoming revamp of the publication (more pages, fortnightly) and improvements to QS News’ website (rolling daily news, new blogs, podcasts). Afterwards, I had a look at …

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e-Pin overhauls website

Keeping my eye on the competition, I looked at UK collaboration vendor ePIN’s website today, noticing that it too has recently undergone an overhaul (following the recent revamps by Causeway and Cadweb). While it is very informative in some areas – its description of its hosting by Verizon is very detailed, for example – it …

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Cyril Sweett on BIW (2): Cadweb misleads

I see Cadweb is deliberately misleading visitors to its website again. By carefully editing out any mention of any other firms in its quoted extract from Contract Journal, it would have you believe that consultant Cyril Sweett’s favourite extranet is Cadweb, and that Cadweb is the solution most used at Sweett’s. The edited extract is …

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BIW wins Building award (2)

The Building magazine website now has the full list of winners, plus a photo gallery from last night’s Building Awards ceremony, where you can see BIW CEO Colin Smith with Pat Jennings (middle photo in top row, page 1).

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BIW wins Building award

In front of a 1500-strong audience of the great and good of the UK construction industry, BIW Technologies last night (04 April 2006) walked away with the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award 2006 in the Building Awards (see previous post) – the UK construction industry equivalent to the ‘Oscars’ – see news release. I entered …

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