Tag: Engineering

Jan 25 2010

Filegenius – yet more low-cost file-sharing targeting AEC

Last week, I had lunch with a long-time friend in the construction collaboration technology sector, and we talked about low and no-cost file-sharing. It is, we agreed, easy to take a generic file-sharing system and claim that it is invaluable for users in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, but a lot harder to actually …

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Jan 21 2010

20% of firms will own no IT assets by 2012

A fifth of enterprises will hold no IT assets by 2012 as cloud computing and mobile working practices become commonplace, Gartner predicts (reports Information Age). Technologies such as ‘cloud computing’ and virtualisation within the enterprise will result in a fifth of businesses owning no IT assets whatsoever by 2012, says Gartner research, with more and …

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Jan 19 2010

First Toolbox, now Teambox

Last September I blogged about Incite‘s new application Toolbox, and – courtesy of ReadWriteWeb – I have now come across a strikingly similar application with a strikingly similar name: Teambox, which describes itself as a Twitter-like project management tool. When I reviewed Toolbox, I described it as “Twitter, but with file-sharing”, and Teambox seems to …

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Jan 18 2010

Still coming soon: tender.ly

In October last year, I chanced upon tender.ly, “web-based software, for Architecture, Engineering and Construction companies to conduct their tendering for suppliers and subcontractors”. The service, from Sydney-Australia-based Constrex, was due to be launched in late 2009, but I understand the launch of the web-based service has been delayed. I received a Twitter: “We aim …

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Jan 07 2010

Project Bluestreak and the ‘collaboration kernel’

I wrote about Autodesk’s experimental BIM collaboration environment, Project Bluestreak, last November, being interested in both its promise of accelerated building information modelling (BIM) and its deployment of Web 2.0 tools to help speed up the application’s development. On his StressFree blog, David Harrison has written a long and detailed paper, Bluestreak and the birth …

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Dec 15 2009

KA Connect 2010 – what happens in Chicago, won’t stay in Chicago

Sometimes I get invitations for events that are just irrelevant to me. Other times I get invitations that sound brilliant. The latest, from Christopher Parsons at Knowledge Architecture (post), definitely falls into the latter category. Knowledge Architecture will be hosting KA Connect 2010, a knowledge management conference for the architecture, engineering and construction industry on …

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Nov 25 2009

SaaS to grow (again)

The Construction Software State of the Industry Report, produced by US-based firm Software Advice, is highlighting five trends (three of them upwards), relating to software buying habits, and suggests that the current recession makes Software-as-a-Service-based solutions even more attractive: Software as a Service is in the right place at the right time Software as a …

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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 23 2009

Memoori upgrade

In August 2008, I wrote about Memoori (see AEC-specific search), and having since met the company’s founder Jim McHale a few times (most recently last week), I can say the product, while still a little raw in places, is developing into a much more rounded offering. Given the wealth of generic search engine power we …

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Oct 01 2009

Coming soon: tender.ly

Found through a Twitter connection: It’s almost ready. tender.ly is elegant and powerful web-based software, for Architecture, Engineering and Construction companies to conduct their tendering for suppliers and subcontractors. It’s software that makes your job easier, not harder. There’s no long-term contracts, just a low monthly fee. And you’ll be up and running in minutes, …

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