Tag: Australia

Dec 12 2008

Lower cost of ownership driving SaaS adoption

Thanks to an email from Rishi Seth at Springboard Research, I have learned that decision-makers from small, medium and large enterprises across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) have described lower cost of ownership as the most significant reason for adopting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), ahead of other factors such as ease of use and management (see news …

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Nov 25 2008

Aconex reports…

Australia-based construction collaboration Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor Aconex has published its financial results for the year ending 30 June 2008. As with most annual reports and accounts, there is a lot of dry legal/accounting talk to wade through (thankfully, I am no accountant!), but for me the key points are: Aconex revenues and order book are …

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Nov 24 2008

AEC conferences, content and ‘unconferences’

My friend Jodie Miners is now back in Australia after a whirlwind trip to Europe (and Dubai) that included co-organisation and participation in the London Be2camp 2008 event at the Building Centre on 10 October. She has been blogging about part of her trip – to the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona – and makes …

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Nov 04 2008

Recession and the construction SaaS providers

The R-word has arrived. In his Brickonomics blog, my good friend Brian Green today talks, not for the first time, about “the recession in construction”, which he says “is looking increasingly desperate as the giant commercial sector appears to be heading for a nasty fall”. Earlier this year, like many industry people, I was hopeful …

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Sep 22 2008

Aconex gets private equity injection

The Australian business press (eg: Melbourne’s The Age, Australian IT, MIS Australia, Smart Company Briefing) has been busy reporting news that Australia-based SaaS-based construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex has secured a AU$107.5m (£48.8m) private equity investment (see also Aconex news release and listen to ZDnet Australia podcast). Not since the reckless days of the dot.com …

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May 12 2008


Earlier this year, I started looking in a little more detail at the Australian construction collaboration technology market. Aconex, being active in the UK, obviously feature regularly in my thoughts (I believe their shareholder dispute may finally yield a judgement in the next month or so); I have written about Incite (here and here); and I linked to …

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Apr 22 2008

Incite – update

Two months ago (INCITE = ThinkProject!), I wrote about Australia-based construction collaboration provider Nexus Point and the Incite product. I have just received a helpful email from Sean Kaye, Nexus Point’s managing director, updating me on a few details. First of all, Nexus Point Solutions never had an agreement of any sort with Baulogis; the minority …

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Mar 27 2008

Aconex twist = non-event

Further to my recent post about reopened legal proceedings involving Australian-based collaboration technology vendor Aconex and its two joint MDs, it seems that last week’s hearing was a bit of a non-event. After the hearing on 19 March, the Notice of Motion filed by Aconex shareholder Hawthorn Glen on 27 February 2008 was dismissed, but any decision on costs relating to …

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Feb 12 2008

INCITE = ThinkProject!

Just last week, I was discussing the state of the Australian AEC collaboration market. Following that conversation, I decided to have a look at what other domestic players in that market had to offer. Putting Aconex into context, I have already mentioned QA Software in the past (see 4 July 2006 post), so I examined what used to be …

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Dec 12 2007

Aconex results hit by legal row

Some three months ago, I had a look at the 2006 financial results for Australia-based construction collaboration vendor Aconex, noting that its 2007 results would be available in November (as per Aconex marketing chief Frank Carron’s comment). After a slight delay (auditors requested an extension of time as some areas required additional testing), the latest …

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