Tag: Australia

Sep 22 2009

A first look in the Incite Toolbox

In June (as I posted), I met Sean Kaye and Michael Baker of Australia-based construction collaboration vendor Incite. We talked about Incite’s new project collaboration tool and platform, Incite Keystone, amid a wide-ranging chat about collaboration, file-sharing, social media and other topics, and we’ve stayed in contact ever since, mainly through Twitter but also through …

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Sep 04 2009

Aconex UK jumps forward

The UK operation of Australia-based online construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex tended to lag behind its home-grown competitors, but in the past couple of years it appears the London office has made a great leap forward. The latest published results (up to 30 June 2008) show it dramatically increased its turnover and reported a healthy …

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Jul 08 2009

INCITE insight

Just before I went on holiday (Menorca, very nice), I had lunch in London with Sean Kaye and Michael Baker, respectively CEO and General Manager, Technology of Australia-based construction collaboration vendor Incite. I blogged about Incite a couple of times last year (here and here). Then it was a small business largely focused on the …

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Dec 22 2008

PCM acquired by Confluence, KOL gone

Late last month, I wrote about Pettifer Construction (a website holding page now says the “Company has now ceased to trade” and gives contact details for the administrators), its construction management business, PCM [a PR client of mine in the late 1990s] and its specialist IT firm, KnowledgeOnline. There had been a report of interest …

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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

Projectcentre.net

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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