Tag: AEC

Dec 22 2006

CTSpace raises $5.3m

According to its latest press release, CTSpace has raised $5.3m (about £2.7m) funding in a financing round led by previous investors Insight Venture Partners and GRP Partners. The funding will apparently be used by this “leading independent collaboration on-demand company”* to “extend its leadership position” by expanding “key areas of its business including sales, marketing and international operations” …

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Dec 18 2006

CTSpace: initial redundancies

  According to a Growth Business article by Marc Barber, the merger of BuildOnline and Citadon to create CTSpace (see previous posts from here), will result in some redundancies. CEO Howard Koenig apparently “expects high-growth opportunities given the company now has a presence in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific”, and “acknowledges initial ‘redundant costs’ will hit as the company, …

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Dec 15 2006

CTSpace dissected further

Following on from yesterday’s post (CTSpace dissected), the Citadon/BuildOnline merger to form CTSpace has continued to occupy my thoughts. In today’s post, I point out that the merger marks yet another consolidation of the extranet space since the start of the 21st century, have a quick look at what the combined business is offering post-merger, discuss …

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Dec 14 2006

CTSpace dissected

Yesterday’s announcement of a merger of BuildOnline and Citadon to form CTSpace (see earlier post) presents a positive view of the past history of the two firms, so it is worth analysing some of the background. Let’s start with BuildOnline. BuildOnline backstory BuildOnline was actually originally founded in Ireland and set out to become an e-marketplace …

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Dec 14 2006

BuildOnline + Citadon = CTSpace

UK collaboration vendor BuildOnline is to merge with US-based vendor Citadon (see news release). The new business will trade as CTSpace. The move was confirmed late yesterday after several weeks of UK industry rumours (see 14 November BuildOnline and Koral, for example), and a succession of BO management changes over the past year or so, culminating in the …

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Dec 08 2006

Autodesk University – little collaboration buzz

Amid the stream of blog articles discussing Autodesk University 2006, there has been very little about construction collaboration technologies. I had hoped that this major US event, which attracted 7,500 people this year, might have been the platform for Autodesk to make some major announcement, perhaps regarding its Constructware product (following the acquisition earlier this …

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Dec 04 2006

BuildOnline “has merged with a US player”

At PodTech, there is a podcast of former BuildOnline CEO Mark Suster (see previous post) talking about Koral and his “past life” at BO. However, Robert Scoble, the interviewer, corrects himself to say BO “is still your present life as you’re on the board of directors,” to which Suster responds: “that’s true” (interpretation: Suster is …

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Dec 04 2006

EatYourCad Babbage Award goes to … Avanti

On the excellent EatYourCad blog (see December 2005 post) Nigel Davies has had an irreverant look back at  2006 and made some awards for ‘“things that should not be”, things that have drawn a wry smile or things that have been plain crazy’. And ‘The Cart Driving The Donkey Award’ goes to … Avanti. Nigel writes: …

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Dec 01 2006

Bentley ProjectWise StartPoint extends SharePoint functionality

In May and October, I noted developments relating to Bentley’s entry-level collaboration system, ProjectWise StartPoint. The latest release from Bentley (see AECcafe.com), says that StartPoint will now connect to and extend new capabilities in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Tweet

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Dec 01 2006

Microsoft Vista support for Autodesk DWF format

  Autodesk has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to integrate DWF technology with the Windows Vista operating system (released to business customers today – see BBC news story). Vista users will be able to view and manage DWFs without additional downloads of plug-ins or special viewing software. Viewers are a feature of all construction collaboration technologies, or …

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