Tag Archive: McKinsey

Nov 01 2011

Aconex appoints new non-execs

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider, Aconex has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board, and replaced a third (see news release). Former McKinsey managing partner Adam Lewis brings 20 years’ experience in advising major firms and governments, with a client portfolio including steel, mining, chemicals, retail, telecommunications and retail banking industries. He …

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Nov 04 2008

Recession and the construction SaaS providers

The R-word has arrived. In his Brickonomics blog, my good friend Brian Green today talks, not for the first time, about “the recession in construction”, which he says “is looking increasingly desperate as the giant commercial sector appears to be heading for a nasty fall”. Earlier this year, like many industry people, I was hopeful …

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Apr 29 2008

McKinsey talks up SaaS again

Management consultants McKinsey have again talked up the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) opportunity (see post, McKinsey surveys the new software landscape, by Nick Carr) – almost exactly a year since I last wrote about them in this context. Carr writes: … software-as-a-service is rapidly “becoming mainstream,” with three-quarters of software buyers saying they are “favorably disposed to adopting …

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May 04 2007

McKinsey says buy SaaS

In McKinsey says buy SaaS, Phil Wainewright summarises some research from McKinsey consultants (Time for the IT Industry to Take Notice) that presents some compelling economic arguments in favour of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS): “they say that SaaS has less financial risk for buyers, is cheaper to use and yet just as profitable for vendors.” The last …

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