Tag Archive: manufacturing

May 05 2010

Construction IT spend still very cost-conscious

An article by Stephen Kennett, Construction is second worst investor in IT, in Building magazine (registration required) last week highlights that the UK construction sector is slowly improving its approach to information technologies, but the picture revealed by the NCC/Construct IT survey varies depending on what type of organisation you look at. Construction firms still …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2010/05/construction-it-spend-still-very-cost-conscious/

Aug 05 2009

From PLM and social media, to AEC design

I have been monitoring conversations about social media among some manufacturing and product lifecycle management (PLM) commentators, and a post by Desktop Engineering‘s Kenneth Wong – What PLM Can Learn from Social Media – has lingered in a browser tab for most of the past two days as I’ve re-read it and pondered it. Kenneth …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2009/08/from-plm-and-social-media-to-aec-design/

Aug 15 2008

Chewing the CAD

Cadalyst Manufacturing has a thought-provoking viewpoint article written by J. Paul Grayson, CEO of Alibre, that suggests “the CAD software market is stuck in time, somewhere in the late 1970s or early 1980s, when mainframes and minicomputers were the primary platform of professional computing”. Despite the advances in personal computing in other fields, including the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2008/08/chewing-the-cad/

Aug 08 2007

People, processes and technology

Attend almost any AEC industry conference or seminar where construction collaboration technologies are discussed and you will usually hear something to the effect that successful collaboration is 80% about people and processes and only 20% about the technologies involved (in my book, I even ventured that the balance could be more like 90/10). This type of guidance …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2007/08/people-processe/