Category: Vendors

Dec 12 2005

Changes at BuildOnline? (2)

About six weeks ago, I pondered on management changes at BuildOnline. Today, I learned (thanks, Richard!) that the BO website now features a six-strong management team; the non-exec chairman and CEO are now accompanied by no less than three managing directors – for northern Europe (Bob Godfrey, like the chairman an ex-i2 recruit), southern Europe …

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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

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

Hochtief to standardise on BuildOnline (2)

Since my previous post, I note that BuildOnline has now posted the news release on its English website, still with the brash claim by Mark Suster that BO pioneered the on-demand business model. Tweet

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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 02 2005

Extranets to embrace Ajax?

After reading about Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML – not scouring powder!) in Information Age last week, I was browsing Information Week online when I found this interview with a Microsoft product manager. It grabbed my attention because a) it reminded me how responsive Google Maps is, and b) it asked me to imagine that …

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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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Nov 30 2005

Autodesk announces new version of Buzzsaw

Just found a boring news release on PRnewswire announcing new Autodesk Buzzsaw functionality. It's not going to change the UK construction collaboration technology market – just about everything highlighted in the release is already offered by competing solutions from other vendors. The new Buzzsaw functionality focuses on automating business processes, and includes: increased breadth of …

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