Tag: collaboration

More on the 4Ps MBO

This week’s management buy-out of 4Projects was reported in north-east England newspaper The Journal this week.  The 1 August report, Wear IT specialist out to double its revenue, adds little to the news releases on 4Projects‘ and August Equity‘s websites, though it does revise last year’s turnover figure downwards by £200k to £3.2m from that previously reported in …

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Autodesk Buzzsaw adoption

A news release from Autodesk gives some clues about the scale of adoption of its Buzzsaw construction collaboration application. The release reports “a powerful but steady growth in European sales”, with Autodesk’s Mark Ellis adding: “We had been experiencing an average of two new customers a week for the past nine months, but more recently …

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ShareWorkz: intranet and extranet collaboration

I, and several of my colleagues, have received emails from Microsoft VAR ICS Solutions about ShareWorkz, described as “a functionally rich, best practice intranet and extranet collaboration platform, based on Microsoft SharePoint technology, that enables you to build a collaboration solution in less than one hour”. While it describes itself as “a world first”, I guess …

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Promotion for Nathan

UK construction collaboration vendor Asite announced yesterday the promotion of my friend Nathan Doughty, previously the firm’s chief technology officer, to the position of chief operating officer. I have got to know Nathan quite well through meetings of the NCCTP, where Asite is this year’s chairman. Another announcement says Nathan has also joined the board …

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“Entry-level” collaboration

Just over a week after the previous one (see post), a second news release has appeared on Asite‘s website telling how a further customer has opted for its low-cost Asite Workspace solution, launched late last year. Engineering and environmental consultancy Wardell Armstrong LLP has become the latest to select Asite Workspace, using the tool for …

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Workspace + Workspace

According to a news release on Asite‘s website, the company has secured a customer for its entry-level solution, Asite Workspace. REID Architecture, who recently merged with 3D to become 3DReid “chose Asite Workspace to collaborate with its supply chain at the early stages of the Gibraltar’s new air terminal project”. This will presumably be the same REID architecture …

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e-Builder to make “major announcement”

I read that US construction collaboration vendor e-Builder is planning a major announcement later this month that will have a “resounding impact in the industry for years to come”. I am intrigued. Mind you, the last time I got interested in such a pre-announcement it was only UK vendor Asite‘s build-up to the launch of its collaborative BIM product (and I …

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BC continues to thrive

Further to my UK vendor trends update last week, I see Business Collaborator ‘s business continues to thrive. According to a Coda plc trading update: “The Business Collaborator division has continued to grow across all areas of its business. Highlights include a new release (version 5.1) of the core Business Collaborator product. This has helped to secure …

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UK vendor trends

This blog has reported several times on the financial performance of the main UK vendors of construction collaboration technologies (aka ‘extranets’). In light of recent results, I thought I would provide a quick graphical update/overview of the performance of the main UK vendors (those for whom I have some financial information) over the past four years. …

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Aconex researches FM needs

Australian-based construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex has undertaken some research into the information needs of facilities managers. The survey, conducted in partnership with the Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA), got responses from 555 individuals. You can read the full story here, but the headline findings are unsurprising for anyone working in the field of collaboration …

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