Tag: project management

Jul 27 2010

Panama landmark project for Aconex

Yesterday I talked to Aconex‘s Dexter Bachelder (VP Americas) and Frank Carron (VP marketing) about a major deal that, for me, is a landmark in the adoption of web-based construction collaboration technologies. Australia-based vendor Aconex announced yesterday (see news release) that it had been selected to provide collaboration support services to the US$3.2 billion Panama …

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Dec 17 2009

Brialto

I received an email earlier this week inviting me to join Brialto, an online business networking platform as a pioneer member. It claims it is “the first online business networking platform to replicate everything you would expect to see at an offline networking event – rooms where events take place, a list of members and …

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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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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2009/11/saas-to-grow-again/

Oct 29 2009

Bye-bye BT Workspace, Hello Glasscubes

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In early 2007, I wrote about BT Workspace, a Software-as-a-Service that the UK telecoms giant was offering to small and medium-sized businesses. Built on a modified version of the Microsoft SharePoint platform by US company SMBLive, BT Worskspace offered extranet-type project workplaces at a competitive price (£7.50 per company user per month; free for micro-teams …

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May 29 2009

Google Wave

The web is abuzz with excitement this morning about Google Wave (see this great summary at Mashable), Google’s new real-time communication platform “coming later this year”. It combines aspects of email, instant messaging, wikis, web chat, social networking, and project management into one in-browser communication client. Already, people have started wondering about the potential of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2009/05/google-wave/

Feb 20 2009

AECbytes writes on collaboration

Just a quick note for those interested in developments in the US collaboration market: AECbytes Lachmi Khemlani has just written about Collaboration, Project Management, and Project Information Management Solutions in AEC. The article looks at Newforma, Attolist and Cadac’s SharePoint-based Organice. Of the three, only Attolist is a genuine Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. Tweet

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Sep 16 2008

From project management to asset management

When does a construction ‘project’ become an ‘asset’? I guess sometime around hand-over, when it ceases to be something planned, designed and constructed within a relatively short time-frame and budget by a project team, and becomes something that needs to be managed over a much longer period by/for the owner/operator. (Schemes being delivered as a …

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Aug 28 2008

Corecon

I try to keep abreast of some of the US products that provide online construction collaboration capabilities, and have just been contacted by California-based Corecon‘s Norman Wendl. I was aware of Corecon having read about its web-based estimating, project management, cost control and business development tools back in 2005. With the launch of Corecon 2007 …

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Jul 01 2008

Taywood path to Google email smoothed by SaaS-based collaboration tools

In UK builder switches email to Google Apps, Phil Wainewright describes how UK contractor Taylor Woodrow has migrated from a conventional in-house hosted email system to Google Apps, a step, he says, that confounds critics who suggest that the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based Google suite is not appropriate for enterprise adoption. I would also go one …

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Mar 20 2008

Online project management

A different type of software to construction collaboration technologies, project management applications remain an important part of the project manager’s armoury, with Microsoft Project and Primavera among the most widely used. However, these traditional client/server tools face competition from a growing range of online tools. Earlier this week, webware.com‘s Rafe Needleman briefly reviewed three offerings in Kiss Microsoft Project Goodbye, …

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