Category: Marketing

Dec 12 2005

‘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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Dec 09 2005

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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Dec 09 2005

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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Dec 07 2005

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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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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