Tag Archive: Project Extranet

Jan 18 2010

The Bricsnet interview

Having been impressed by Bricsnet‘s marketing during the dot.com boom years, I followed developments sporadically (mainly because the ProjectCenter extranet product was not heavily marketed in the UK), and have only mentioned the company in this blog a handful of times over the past four years – most recently last November (posts here and here). …

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Nov 30 2009

Rob Phillpot on Aconex, APIs and acquisitions

Following my recent posts on Aconex‘s API announcement and its 2009 financial results, I spent 40 minutes quizzing Rob Phillpot, company co-founder and General Manager, Product, about planned developments of the Aconex construction collaboration system. It was a fascinating insight into the thinking behind the world’s most widely used SaaS collaboration platform. I was particularly …

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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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Jun 18 2008

Union Square grows 34%

At one time, Union Square Software Ltd was perceived as a competitor in the UK construction collaboration technology (or “project extranet”) market. However, these days it markets itself as a vendor of a construction-oriented “knowledge management and internal collaboration tool”, Workspace. According to its latest trading statement, its revenues grew 34% in the year to …

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Nov 19 2007

Project extranets in Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Project extranets (a term often used synonymously with ‘construction collaboration technologies’) are not usually something you see discussed in your average local evening newspaper in the UK. However, I see that a Davis Langdon employee, Simon Burke, has just won a special award for his masters dissertation on the subject of extranets – an achievement reported …

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Jul 30 2007

Emap Construct titles to move?

Like some of my counterparts at rival UK construction collaboration vendors, I have enjoyed working with one-time marketing director (now strategy and development director) Ross Sturley and his colleagues at Emap Construct, publisher of trade papers Construction News, New Civil Engineer and Architects’ Journal (among others) and past organiser of ‘project extranet’ conferences. I was …

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Jan 08 2007

Outdated claims on document management

Sometimes you read things that are just plain wrong. Take today, for instance. I spotted a potentially interesting headline at AECcafe.com: Managing Your AEC Content – Part I, so I click on the link and, scanning the opening paragraph, see the words ‘document management’. So far, so good, but then I read the piece…. The opening …

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Dec 15 2006

CTSpace dissected further

Following on from yesterday’s post (CTSpace dissected), the Citadon/BuildOnline merger to form CTSpace has continued to occupy my thoughts. In today’s post, I point out that the merger marks yet another consolidation of the extranet space since the start of the 21st century, have a quick look at what the combined business is offering post-merger, discuss …

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Dec 14 2006

CTSpace dissected

Yesterday’s announcement of a merger of BuildOnline and Citadon to form CTSpace (see earlier post) presents a positive view of the past history of the two firms, so it is worth analysing some of the background. Let’s start with BuildOnline. BuildOnline backstory BuildOnline was actually originally founded in Ireland and set out to become an e-marketplace …

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Dec 14 2006

BuildOnline + Citadon = CTSpace

UK collaboration vendor BuildOnline is to merge with US-based vendor Citadon (see news release). The new business will trade as CTSpace. The move was confirmed late yesterday after several weeks of UK industry rumours (see 14 November BuildOnline and Koral, for example), and a succession of BO management changes over the past year or so, culminating in the …

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