Category: Marketing

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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Nov 14 2005

Google launches web analysis

An FT news item reports that Google plans to launch a free service, Google Analytics, that measures the effectiveness of websites and online marketing campaigns – taking on existing web analysis service providers (eg: WebTrends) as it looks to buttress its online advertising activities, notably Adwords. Like most of the vendors in the UK construction …

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Nov 14 2005

AMT3D Leeds event in December

Further to my post last month about AMT3D, I have been contacted by Peter Hayden (peterh@amt3d.com) who asks if I would like to receive a "demo CD of our model of The Calls" (I have requested one). Peter also asks if I would be interested in attending a preview of the Holbeck Urban Villagemodel that …

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Nov 14 2005

Looking forward to the NCCTP Conference tomorrow

The NCCTP‘s first conference, entitled ‘Making collaboration pay’ is being held tomorrow at the SAS Radisson Hotel in Portman Square, central London. We expect around 85 attendees at the event, and it should be a fascinating conference, combining plenary and workshop sessions. There will be speakers from national representative organisations, such as Constructing Excellence and …

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Nov 11 2005

Contract Journal IT survey

Contract Journal reports that ‘Four out of five construction firms plan increased IT spend’, according to a CJ study of 500 people conducted with Causeway Technologies. It gives a fairly positive view of construction’s attitude to IT, with some 79% saying their firms were increasing their IT spend. Process efficiency and compatibility with existing systems …

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