Category: Telecoms

May 17 2011

AppDirect will sell your B2B apps, er, direct

The cost and complexity of creating a new business-to-business software-as-a-service (SaaS) application has reduced significantly over the past decade, but the challenge of getting that carefully developed new software more widely known and then getting revenues from end-user customers can defeat some developers. Launched in the US in July 2009 (and recently seed-funded to the …

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May 04 2011

Aconex Mobile iPhone app now available

A couple of weeks after its Australian launch, the new iPhone app (see 21 March post) from SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex is officially released in other global markets today, with Aconex Mobile now being extensively promoted to existing (and potential) Aconex users. As previously mentioned (post), the new website is already highlighting its availability, banner …

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Apr 13 2011

AutoCAD WS for Android

AutoCAD WS for Android

In August 2010 (news release), Autodesk released AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD WS, a mobile application aimed at users of Apple-based iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices (since downloaded over one million times). Autodesk’s reach out to mobile users is set to grow still further with the release later this month (20 April) of AutoCAD …

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Mar 21 2011

Aconex to launch iPhone app in April

Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex will be launching its first iPhone application next month (April 2011). A short note on its support page about release 10.2, says: Coming Soon – Aconex Mobile Now Aconex goes everywhere you go. We’re pleased to announce the launch of Aconex Mobile (for iPhone®) in April. Very soon …

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Mar 02 2011

The Role of Cloud Computing in Commercial Property

Last Thursday I went to the London HQ of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for the breakfast-time launch of a new RICS report on cloud computing (download; see also RICS news release) written by Andrew Waller and Bob Thompson of Remit Consulting. Having been working in and writing about Software-as-a-Service for more than a …

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Nov 22 2010

Notes on attending a Microsoft-hosted construction ICT event

“Ooh, a free conference on construction ICT! And it’s at Microsoft’s London office!” – probably the reaction of more than a few people when emails dropped into their inboxes earlier this year. I attended last year’s event, having heard of the event through friends at COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT), so I was clearly …

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Sep 27 2010

Keep taking the tablets

I recently talked to Building magazine’s Stephen Kennett about use of mobile devices such as Apple’s iPad in the construction industry and providing some pointers on who else he might talk to. The resulting article, Keep Taking the Tablets (paywall site: subscription normally required) was published last week (I get a couple of mentions – …

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Apr 19 2010

Asite mobile solution launching soon

Asite‘s Paul Markovits has been blogging about the UK-based construction collaboration technology vendor’s forthcoming mobile solution, Asite cMob. A launch of this looks likely in the next couple of weeks, it seems.   This has been on the cards for several months, following a consultation process managed through the Asite community forum late last summer …

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Mar 11 2010

Top 10 Construction IT trends

This is the original draft of an article I wrote that has just been published in the March 2010 issue of Construction Manager magazine (link to digital edition), alongside a bigger feature looking at the new generation of construction collaboration platforms (including Woobius, Collabor8online and SliderStudio‘s StickyWorld – all of which I’ve recently talked about …

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Feb 27 2010

Maybe there’s a SaaS for that?

Writing a “ten construction IT trends” feature for a UK construction publication this week, I found myself reflecting again on tablet PCs (partly stimulated by the launch of Apple’s iPad), and on the rise and rise of smartphones. I found myself asking: why focus on downloading ‘apps for this and that’ when you might be …

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