Tag: Construction

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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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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SaaS – software, service and trust

Courtesy of a news item on InternetNews.com, I learned that enterprises’ desire to offload costs associated with maintaining their own software or storage infrastructures doesn’t automatically mean a boom for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors. While the technology – the Software – is undoubtedly important, so is the Service. SaaS customers need to be able to trust …

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EE in Dubai – first reflections

I have been in Dubai 48 hours now and have really enjoyed learning about working here. It’s a steep learning curve, though, as the sheer number and scale of the construction programmes currently under way is way beyond anything I’ve ever seen. Dubai has numerous developments that, on their own, are each already way bigger …

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CJ Twitters

No doubt inspired by their attendance at Be2camp 10 days ago (OK, I can be optimistic!), the good folk at UK construction trade mag Contract Journal are now on Twitter. Moreover, @contractjournal – laudibly – has so far resisted the temptation to simply splurge out a write-only feed of hourly, sporadically updated news links (like …

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The new ‘extranet’ battleground

In the past couple of months, there has been a sudden explosion in the number of construction collaboration vendors offering process management solutions. On 21 August, Aconex announced “a major upgrade to its Workflows module, which supports advanced document management in large or complex project environments”. The features apparently include “a wizard that allows users …

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@NCEmagazine over-Tweets

A few weeks ago, I noticed (Construction gets Twittering) that UK trade magazine New Civil Engineer had started using Twitter to send out news alerts. At first, it was blasting about a dozen every hour, on the hour, but it then slowed it down a bit – to just five an hour, every hour…. I …

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Construction gets Twittering

On Friday afternoon, I got my first Tweets from UK trade magazines Construction News and New Civil Engineer, as two of the Emap Construct titles took their first steps into the Web 2.0 world of Twitter. Initially, @CNPlus went into overdrive repeating itself several times over but it’s now sorted out an RSS problem with …

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Corecon

I try to keep abreast of some of the US products that provide online construction collaboration capabilities, and have just been contacted by California-based Corecon‘s Norman Wendl. I was aware of Corecon having read about its web-based estimating, project management, cost control and business development tools back in 2005. With the launch of Corecon 2007 …

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Asite teams up with OpSource

A news release today from US-based web hosting business OpSource says it has agreed a strategic partnership with UK collaboration services provider Asite Solutions. Ignoring the hyperbole,* it appears OpSource On-Demand will now provide Asite’s hosting regime (OpSource has data centres in Virginia, London and Bangalore – London-based Asite also has an office in India). …

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