Tag Archive: e-Grou

Sep 23 2010

BIW pushes its low-risk message

A (rare) tweet from BIW Technologies* alerted me to a new article on the UK construction collaboration vendor’s website, reproduced from Architect Builder Contractor & Developer (ABC&D). In Controlling Project Outcomes, BIW CEO Colin Smith warns potential collaboration customers about “low-cost suppliers who fail to include sufficient support for the solution that they provide”. He …

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Jan 05 2010

Box.net and Motion Computing target construction

I use Box.net as an online file back-up and storage solution, and chanced upon a blog post by Box.net’s senior business development manager Matt Soldo talking about a new reseller relationship with Austin, Texas-based Motion Computing, who produce ruggedised tablet PCs. Positioning itself as “Your plan room in the cloud” (a familiar US refrain), Box.net …

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Nov 24 2009

Collabor8 online

This year I have written about several low-cost, even no-cost, collaboration solutions that might be used by businesses in the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry (eg: Glasscubes, e-Grou, Incite Toolbox, ShowDocument, drop.io, Clouds UK, Woobius, Colaab). Even the deepest recession that most AEC professionals can remember has not deterred people from launching new solutions. …

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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

e-Grou Free Edition launched

Mentioned earlier this summer (see post), Portugal based e-grou launched its free Software-as-a-Service document management system yesterday (30 September). Designed as a stepping stone towards adoption of the more fully-featured Professional and Enterprise editions, e-Grou Free Edition offers an impressive-looking list of features, though the amount of collaboration possible will be constrained by a limit …

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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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Jul 21 2009

Drop into drop.io

I had a transatlantic meeting via Skype this afternoon with three of the people at Brooklyn, New York-based drop.io, providers of “simple real-time sharing, collaboration, and presentation”. Their Software-as-a-Service solution has already achieved some media attention in the US – though the focus to date has been on generic file-sharing rather than on enabling industry-specific …

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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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Jul 15 2009

Enter e-grou

A new name in the online document management space is Portugal-based e-grou, which is about to launch a free edition of its web-based solution. Available “soon”, e-grou Free Edition is claimed to be “the first document management software solution made available on the web as a service, completely for free” and is aimed at “small …

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