Category: Marketing

Buzzsaw: second-most widely used ASP? (2)

After yesterday’s post (expanded upon by Nathan Doughty here), I tried a few web searches to find out how many users Autodesk claims for Buzzsaw. In November 2002, Autodesk claimed to have "more than 65,000 users"; this grew to 105,000 users from 750 companies (according to an April 2005 article), then 125,000 last month (November …

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Buzzsaw: second-most widely used ASP?

At AECnews.com, Randall Newton offers a Reporter’s Notebook: A Day at the Virtual Builders Roundtable, a US event organised by practitioners for practitioners. From his notes, two items stood out to me. First: "The general consensus regarding FTP (File Transfer Protocol) as a tool for collaboration seems to be, if you still have FTP hanging …

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Wilkinson’s book: “extremely helpful …, clearly and logically laid out”

Two reviews in the space of a week! Following the piece in QS News (see Friday’s post), I have just been shown a piece in the latest Property Week, where Ian Wall, chief executive of the EDI Group, looks at three books for Christmas. "Paul Wilkinson’s Construction Collaboration Technologies, subtitled ‘The Extranet Evolution’, will be …

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‘Spinning’ out of control

Ralph Grabowski has picked up on one of my favourite gripes. Describing PR or marketing ‘spin’ as Logical fallacies, he notes how many firms quote ‘anonymous authority’ to describe themselves as "leading" (as in "Cadweb is the leading and most established provider of Project Extranet services in the UK" – an extravagant claim for a …

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Wilkinson’s book: “an invaluable guide …, an essential read”

Construction Collaboration Services: The Extranet Evolution has just been reviewed by UK quantity surveying magazine QS News. The review – "Is it boom time?" by Peter Dampier of Gleeds Information Management Services – concludes: "This book is an invaluable guide for everyone from trade contractor to client, and an essential read for users of these …

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Extranet blogging: a lonely experience

The emergence of corporate blogging has been discussed on these pages before, but it seems it has yet to take off in the collaboration technology space in the way it has in the CAD world, for example. At PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD, there is talk about the domination of the CAD blogspace …

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US collaboration market share data (2)

Since my 5 December post about US market share data, Wes Smith of AECondemand has asked: "Are there any stats here on actual number of users across the leading offerings?" Assuming Wes means US stats, I cannot recall finding many (Citadon claims a ballpark-sounding 60,000 users, e-builder says it’s got 20,000 users, while there were …

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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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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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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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