Tag: recession

Jan 26 2009

Recession: SaaS and AEC

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) expert Phil Wainewright has been looking at a couple of reports from Forrester Research analysts reinforcing the view that “SaaS thrives in a cost-conscious, capex-constrained economic environment“. In Recession Pushes Enterprises to Adopt SaaS, Phil firstly talks about Ted Schadler’s comparative cost analysis (Should Your Email Live In The Cloud?) suggesting that hosted …

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Dec 31 2008

Reviewing 2008

Just as I did last year (see Reviewing 2007), I have been looking back at my five predictions for 2008 (see one, two, three, four and five for more detail). 1. Further polarisation of the UK construction collaboration marketplace. I do think the UK market has polarised a little further, though the trend may have …

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Dec 11 2008

BIW grows 27% to September 2008

UK-based construction collaboration software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology vendor BIW Technologies [my employer] grew its turnover 27% to £7.3 million in the year to 30 September 2008, it announced yesterday, with profits more than doubling to £1.1 million; the value of unrecognised revenues in the order book was up to £12.77 million (see news release). On both …

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Dec 09 2008

Building Web 2.0 awareness

Fellow Be2camp organiser Martin Brown (here) and I (here and here, for example) have both written several recent blog postings about the AEC sector’s adoption of Web 2.0 tools. Martin’s post was also picked up by the US-based Construction Software Review blog (Construction needs to embrace technology, not avoid it, part 6: Web awareness) who …

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Dec 05 2008

Economic Climate Will Accelerate SaaS

The title of an online article, Economic Climate Will Accelerate Cloud Computing, is actually misleading (the content is all about Software-as-a-Service, ie: more “in-the-cloud” than “cloud computing” per se), but it makes some persuasive points about the attractions of SaaS in a recession: “In an economic downturn, ‘do more with less’ and quick ROI behavior …

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