Category: SaaS

Jan 19 2006

Rok set on in-house capability

The print version of UK trade magazine Contract Journal has a monthly feature called ‘Company’ life in which CJ offers insights into working life within well-known construction groups. This uses a standard set of questions and includes one on whether the company makes use of project collaboration tools. The company under the spotlight in the …

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Jan 17 2006

Kajima Uses Buzzsaw to Help Win PFI Projects

Been there, done that…. This Autodesk Buzzsaw news release comes some four years after Kajima found BIW was the key to PFI success (subsequently signing a corporate deal). Tweet

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Jan 16 2006

Now traditional software is dead!

During the Christmas period, Software as a Service (SaaS) outages at TypePad and Salesforce.com (among others) prompted some to suggest the SaaS model was fatally flawed (see my 29 December post). Now, courtesy of Phil Wainewright, I read that "traditional software is already dead". He quotes, Jason Maynard, an analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston, …

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Jan 09 2006

Service outages (3)

Salesforce.com has suffered another service outage, but – according to Philip Wainewright – appears to have at least started to keep its users more informed. At least the outages don’t stop people from extolling the virtues of Software as a Service (SaaS). I have just read an article, Software As A Service: Nightmare Or Dream …

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Jan 04 2006

“Extranets” or “client workspaces”?

Beyond the architecture, engineering and construction industry, the legal profession was another field which took to ‘extranets’ in a big way. A Legal Technology News article suggests that the term may have morphed: into "client workspaces". The term may have evolved in the legal world, but I can’t see us shifting towards such a term …

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Jan 02 2006

Christmas working (2)

Since my pre-Christmas musings about those who might work over the holiday period, I have had chance to analyse traffic regarding users of BIW Information Channel. Despite the widespread UK AEC industry shutdown, there were still individuals who logged in to work between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. In total, BIW saw 553 logins …

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Dec 30 2005

“It’s too slow” – blame online radio

Occasionally, as vendors of web-based construction collaboration technologies, we face protests from users who say the extranet solutions are too slow (usually because they don’t offer the almost-instantaneous responsiveness of software loaded onto their hard drive or perhaps their local area network). As ASPs, we can do a lot to ensure that our applications are …

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Dec 29 2005

Service outages (2)

Since my previous post (Christmas Eve, no less!) about Salesforce.com’s outage, I have been monitoring some bloggers’ and other writers’ responses. I wouldn’t go as far as Ralph Grabowski and – after the interruptions to TypePad and Salesforce.com’s services – conclude that ‘Web 2.0’ is fatally flawed (after all, I could access TypePad and Newsgator …

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Dec 24 2005

Service outages

Following my experience of a TypePad Outage last week, I find a potentially far more serious outage is causing critics to question the on-demand model – see Customers vent spleen at Salesforce.com outage and Salesforce Outage a Blow to On-Demand Sector?. The timing is both a disaster and a benefit. For businesses reliant on the …

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Dec 17 2005

SoSaaS

I have written in this blog before about ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS). I recently rediscovered Phil Wainewright who I used to read regularly at ASPnews.com; I am now reading his ZDNet.com Software as Services blog, and I have just picked up on a great abbreviation he devised earlier this year: SoSaaS. Standing for Same …

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