Tag Archive: ASP

Aug 17 2012

Newforma now embraces cloud

US-based vendor Newforma has done a U-turn on its attitude to SaaS construction collaboration. Some six years ago (June 2006), I wrote my first Extranet Evolution blog post about Newforma Project Center after reading some provocative statements about the merits of cloud-based construction collaboration solutions from Newforma executives Bob Batcheler and Ian Howell. Former mindset …

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Jan 18 2010

The Bricsnet interview

Having been impressed by Bricsnet‘s marketing during the dot.com boom years, I followed developments sporadically (mainly because the ProjectCenter extranet product was not heavily marketed in the UK), and have only mentioned the company in this blog a handful of times over the past four years – most recently last November (posts here and here). …

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Nov 20 2009

The conject interview

Having recently received a comment from Chris Brandt, CTO at conject, I thought it was high time that I took a more detailed look at this construction and real estate collaboration vendor. Based in Munich, Germany, but with operations across most of Europe, conject has gradually been expanding its international reach beyond Europe. It has …

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Sep 18 2008

Karl Marx and SaaS

A copy of this week’s Computer Weekly landed on my desk this morning, open at an article by Nick Booth entitled SaaS weakens IT’s role in business [not yet available online]. Probably the first article to link Karl Marx to the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) revolution, Nick delivers some very quotable quotes: “History repeats itself, first as …

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Apr 28 2008

ViaNovus: a little background

Further to yesterday’s post on ViaNovus, here’s a little more background on the latest US company just acquired by Sword. Founded in about 1998 as the Paragon Company in California, the business was co-founded by Darrell Garrett and Arthur Bart-Williams, with backing from angel investor Michael Fields, of New Vista Capital (Bart-Williams later left the …

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Dec 13 2007

Collaboration: standards, viewing, plus industry education

Lachmi Khemlani, founder and editor of AECbytes, recently attended an AIA conference in the US, and her latest AECbytes newsletter describes some interesting sessions, including ones on business processes, automated code checking, digital project workflows and cooperative design. To give you a flavour, I’ve picked out a couple of items. Business processes The business process …

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Jul 16 2007

Some Saas background

I occasionally get asked: “where can I read up on Software-as-a-Service?” One place to start is ASPnews.com, which last week had a good background article SaaS: An Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come … Again. Tweet

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Feb 22 2007

BricsNet, Bricsys and Vondle

Ralph Grabowski at WorldCAD Access alerts us to the change of name of Belgium-based CAD vendor BricsCAD to Bricsys. He also briefly mentions collaboration vendor BricsNet, but doesn’t delve into the history – which is quite interesting from a construction collaboration point of view. To recap, BricsNet was originally founded as BricsWorks in 1986 by …

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