Category: Marketing

Dec 05 2005

US collaboration market share data

According to a PRNewswire release, Meridian leads the US AEC market for project management software – based on returns to Constructech Magazine’s 2006 National Construction-Technology Survey (price: a mere $250!). When it comes to collaboration: "no single company dominates the collaboration space, but a range of providers have taken market share, including Meridian in the …

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Dec 05 2005

Crest Nicholson wins regeneration awards

With this week’s Building magazine comes the Regenerate supplement announcing the winners of the 2005 Regeneration Awards. I was pleased to see Crest Nicholson emerging victorious in three categories: Regeneration Housebuilder of the Year, Regeneration Developer of the Year, and Regeneration Partnership of the Year. Prominent in the citations was the Park Central project in …

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Dec 01 2005

Why do insurers overlook the advantages of extranets?

Reading Silicon.com today, I was struck by a leader article: Insurers must account for disaster recovery, which argues that insurers fail to reward those businesses which take a responsible attitude to data back-up and security. Apparently, when it comes to insuring businesses with multimillion-pound liabilities, insurers often pay little or no regard to where and …

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Dec 01 2005

Harvard University tells corporates: get blogging

A Silicon.com report says Harvard Business School is urging businesses to embrace the benefits that blogging can deliver. The school says blogs enable the brave few "to connect with customers online" and "to shape the conversation" about their companies. Those already embracing the trend include Boeing, General Motors, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sun and Yahoo!. …

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Nov 28 2005

Hochtief to standardise on BuildOnline

In IT Showcase magazine last week, I saw a news item about BuildOnline and German contractor Hochtief. Maybe it’s just an oversight, but the news isn’t on the English www.buildonline.com website (though it can be found on the French and German versions); I located the text on the Lewis PR site. I note the release …

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Nov 22 2005

Business Link guide to extranets (2)

I accompanied my 1 November post with an email to Business Link pointing out the paucity of UK-relevant information provided. Today I got a bland reply: "Thank you for your feedback regarding the Businesslink.gov.uk website.    "We are conscious of the fact that there are limited UK web resources with regard to extranets, however we …

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Nov 21 2005

Aconex joins NCCTP

Australian-founded Aconex has become the latest construction collaboration technology provider to join the UK trade body, the NCCTP, according to a brief announcement on the latter’s website. The site also now features a short Aconex case study, but it concerns a project undertaken in Australia not in the UK. Given that Aconex has been active …

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Nov 18 2005

Autodesk ROI research revisited

[Apologies: this is a long-than-usual post] A week after the Construction Computing Show in London, I finally got round to flicking through a copy of Construction Computing magazine that I picked up there. It incorporates an issue of CAD User magazine wherein I saw a now familiar face: Mark Ellis, business manager of Autodesk Collaboration …

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Nov 17 2005

Splogs

As someone who occasionally uses Technorati, Google Blogsearch and other blog search tools, I got very irritated by fake blogs created by spammers to boost search engine performances and/or to drum up online advertising revenue. Now I know what they are called: Splogs. Today’s Guardian has a good article about the problem. Tweet

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Nov 15 2005

NCCTP Conference, London – impressions

Having been involved in the organisation of today’s NCCTP conference in central London, I am slightly biassed, but I think it was the best event of its kind that I have been to. More than 90 people came to the Radisson Hotel in Portman Square to learn more about construction collaboration technologies (AKA extranets) in …

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