Category: SaaS

Harvard conference, March 2006 (4)

It’s been a fascinating day here in Boston. The Harvard Graduate School of Design hosted a conference which brought together well over 100 people from all over north America (plus a handful from the UK) to discuss its research and the implications for the US construction industry. Burcin Becerik summarised some of the key findings …

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Harvard conference, March 2006 (3)

I have just returned from the opening reception and dinner of the Harvard conference on construction collaboration technologies. I encountered some familiar faces (from the UK: Tim Blower from Business Collaborator and his client Marek Suchocki from Atkins/Bank of Scotland; from the US: Burcin Becerik and Spiro Pollalis of Harvard Graduate School of Design), and …

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SaaS “not Sassy”

"The Internet-hosted software model has arrived, but hasn’t matured" is the message from a US conference on Software as a Service (SaaS), according to SaaS is OK, but Not Yet Sassy, an article on Red Herring. Adoption issues included integration with older packaged software systems and many SaaS vendors’ lack of a track record. However, …

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ISO27001 certification (2)

Last week, following BIW’s hosting infrastructure achieving BSI certification, I discussed ISO/IEC27001 and Cadweb’s claims regarding compliance. Someone at Cadweb either read the BIW news release or this blog, for this evening I notice that Cadweb’s page on legal admissability has been updated to refer throughout to "BS 7799 / ISO 27001" (a format used …

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Collaboration consolidation (3): Citadon targets Constructware users

It’s taken just over a week, but at least one US competitor to the combined Autodesk/Constructware offering (see previous posts) is trying to tempt any disaffected customers away. Citadon is offering a "Special Migration Program for Constructware Customers and Partners". Citadon aims to help firms "respond to business challenges" resulting from Autodesk’s recently announced plan …

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ISO27001 certification

Soon after my earlier post "The perils of vendor questionnaires", I started updating BIW’s website in connection with the issue of compliance with international standards (I link the two items as standards compliance frequently features in vendor questionnaires). Updates were necessary as British Standard BS7799 Part 2 was superceded last October by a new global …

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The perils of vendor questionnaires

The NCCTP recently considered a questionnaire produced by the DTI-funded Avanti project (the questionnaire itself was apparently based on similar ones issued by a couple of major UK contractors as invitations to tender, ITTs) to get basic information about UK extranet vendors, their hosting, and system functionality. One outcome would be the publication of this …

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The email argument

So ubiquitous has email become that many people cannot imagine working without it. Indeed, it has become such an integral part of everyday corporate life that it has now become widely regarded as business-critical (witness the increasing use of Blackberries and similar devices by those who simply cannot bear to be out of email contact). …

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Application Service Provider integration research

Having undertaken a PhD and been involved in numerous other research projects, I usually do my best to assist other researchers. I have been contacted by Robert Johnson, a doctoral student at Brunel University, who wants people to help him with his research into ASPs. Robert says he is: "looking at the perceptions that are …

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What makes on-demand better?

Phil Wainewright’s latest post outlines six characteristics of on-demand applications that make them superior to conventional packaged software: Ready to run Pay as you go Short learning curve Codeless customisation Loosely coupled integration Constant monitoring and feedback

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