Tag Archive: Gartner

Oct 09 2014

A BIM boom for SaaS collaboration vendors?

Will there be a BIM benefit for the SaaS collaboration vendors? Yes, but it will happen gradually both in the UK and internationally, and then grow bigger as more owners require ILM services. Within UK construction IT, building information modelling (BIM) is the hot topic. Even construction software businesses that previously thought it was irrelevant (I’ve …

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Mar 02 2011

The Role of Cloud Computing in Commercial Property

Last Thursday I went to the London HQ of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for the breakfast-time launch of a new RICS report on cloud computing (download; see also RICS news release) written by Andrew Waller and Bob Thompson of Remit Consulting. Having been working in and writing about Software-as-a-Service for more than a …

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Mar 11 2010

Top 10 Construction IT trends

This is the original draft of an article I wrote that has just been published in the March 2010 issue of Construction Manager magazine (link to digital edition), alongside a bigger feature looking at the new generation of construction collaboration platforms (including Woobius, Collabor8online and SliderStudio‘s StickyWorld – all of which I’ve recently talked about …

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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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Feb 20 2009

Five SaaS myths debunked?

At ITPro, Nicole Kobie writes about Gartner’s warnings to businesses about Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The IT analysts say firms need to take a good look at the delivery model before jumping aboard the bandwagon, despite the apparent attractions of the model during a recession (Gartner’s views also covered by Brian Tinham at Manufacturing Computer Solutions). Myth …

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Jan 17 2008

Gartner’s IT “discontinuities”

  I read with interest anything emanating from the Gartner information technology research and advisory group, and recently read the views of one of its vice-presidents, Tom Austin, about five factors – “discontinuities” – changing the way that IT organizations operate: Web 2.0-style applications software as a service (SaaS) global-class computing “consumerization” of IT, and open …

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Mar 14 2007

SaaS boom to continue

  “According to Gartner, the market for SaaS applications grew by 26 percent last year, from $5 billion in 2005 to $6.3 billion in 2006. The consulting firm expects demand for SaaS to continue growing at a 25 percent compound annual rate over the next five years, to $19.3 billion by 2011. Most of those …

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