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Nov 23 2010

Risk reduction or scare-mongering?

New guidance from Wren Insurance on “cloud technology” seems pessimistic and even outdated. In this post, I take a detailed look at how construction collaboration technology vendors have, since 2000, responded to similar objections. Legal issues of collaboration In 2004, David Whitton of Wren Insurance, one of the UK construction industry’s leading providers of professional …

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Oct 29 2009

Bye-bye BT Workspace, Hello Glasscubes

In early 2007, I wrote about BT Workspace, a Software-as-a-Service that the UK telecoms giant was offering to small and medium-sized businesses. Built on a modified version of the Microsoft SharePoint platform by US company SMBLive, BT Worskspace offered extranet-type project workplaces at a competitive price (£7.50 per company user per month; free for micro-teams …

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Oct 01 2009

Coda2go + Salesforce strengthen SaaS Financials offer, but what about Business Collaborator?

This week saw news of a partnership between US based software-as-a-service CRM vendor Salesforce.com and accounting systems vendor Coda. Why should I be interested? Well, Coda – since January 2008 part of Dutch ERP vendor Unit 4 Agresso NV – is also the parent of UK construction collaboration technology provider Business Collaborator. At the time …

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Jul 20 2009

Enter e-grou – an update

Further to my post on e-grou, I received an email from e-grou’ s José Santos, clarifying a couple of points: “E-grou is not “just” a collaboration solution for file exchange and project management. E-grou has most of the functionalities available in any medium to high-hand document management solution, namely: document versioning, document access control, workflow, …

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Sep 08 2008

Business users fuel SaaS growth in Asia Pacific

Springboard Research‘s Rishi Seth has been in touch with a press release announcing major findings from their latest research report, Software-as-a-Service in APAC: The Momentum Continues, which also has some good news for those, like me, interested in the collaboration field. According to this report, simplicity and ease-of-use of SaaS are encouraging many business users …

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Jul 10 2008

SaaS raising enterprise expectations

Two core realities will shape Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) markets for years to come, says the latest research report (Enterprise Ready, or Not – SaaS Enters the Mainstream, costing US$1,295) from Saugatuck Technology. Saugatuck say SaaS is expanding well beyond its early low-cost, easy-to-deploy niche application roots (CRM, sales force automation and collaboration) to become a key …

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Apr 20 2008

Asia Pacific SaaS market

  Springboard Research has provided me with some useful background on the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market in Asia and the Pacific Rim in the past (see here and here, for example). News of its latest research was published last week. It says: Local ISVs and smaller global vendors offering Software-as-a-Service solutions have captured an estimated 54% …

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Apr 08 2008

SaaS on the rise in Europe

Another survey reports growing interest in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), this time across Europe (see CRN news story). After last week’s BIW UK survey, this week it’s the turn of analyst IDC, who interviewed 2077 managers from European organisations with 20 employees or more. Their survey found 37% of IT decision-makers will use SaaS to replace or supplement their …

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Mar 19 2008

Large enterprise SaaS adoption on the rise

  Large enterprise adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has increased by a third over the last year, according to a survey by analyst firm Forrester Research. In a report published last week (Competing in the Fast-Growing SaaS Market – just US$279), it said SaaS adoption in large enterprises now stands at 16 percent, up a third …

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