Tag: SaaS

Jan 18 2008

SaaS and construction collaboration in 2008 (2)

Continuing my thinking about some trends for 2008 (see yesterday’s post), here’s my next prediction…. 3. Collaboration vendors to push SaaS and sustainability Vendors of construction collaboration technologies have generally been pretty upbeat about the contribution their systems can make to helping construction project teams work more sustainably (see my first IT and sustainable construction post). The usual examples …

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Jan 17 2008

Gartner’s IT “discontinuities”

  I read with interest anything emanating from the Gartner information technology research and advisory group, and recently read the views of one of its vice-presidents, Tom Austin, about five factors – “discontinuities” – changing the way that IT organizations operate: Web 2.0-style applications software as a service (SaaS) global-class computing “consumerization” of IT, and open …

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Jan 03 2008

2008: SaaS will soar, SaaS will surge

SaaS Bloggers’ 2008 predictions have started to emerge. Jeff Kaplan has written his Top Ten Reasons Why On-Demand Services Will Soar in 2008, quickly followed by Phil Wainewright‘s Eight reasons why SaaS will surge in 2008, and the picture is very positive. Despite forecasts of a recession, both Jeff and Phil suggest economic factors will favour SaaS. Jeff writes: “… …

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Jan 02 2008

Reviewing 2007

Last year, I made five ‘Extranet Evolution’ 2007 predictions. Were they correct? 1. Growing acceptance and use of web-based collaboration tools within the UK construction industry It was something of a no-brainer. The continued revenue growth trends of the leading UK-based vendors shows there is a strong appetite for the applications. I was also encouraged by the …

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Dec 23 2007

CTSpace put to the Sword

Just 53 weeks after its last major ownership change, SaaS construction collabaration technology vendor CTSpace (the result of a merger between UK-based BuildOnline and US-based Citadon) has been acquired by the international Sword group of IT companies (as far as I can tell, no value for the transaction has been given). The news came in a …

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Dec 13 2007

Collaboration: standards, viewing, plus industry education

Lachmi Khemlani, founder and editor of AECbytes, recently attended an AIA conference in the US, and her latest AECbytes newsletter describes some interesting sessions, including ones on business processes, automated code checking, digital project workflows and cooperative design. To give you a flavour, I’ve picked out a couple of items. Business processes The business process …

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Dec 07 2007

SaaS growth in Asia

Three months ago, I wrote about Springboard Research findings regarding the state of the software-as-a-service (SaaS) market in Australia and New Zealand. Today, I received an email from Springboard’s Bhoorender Panwar attaching a press release headed: SaaS CRM Market in Asia Estimated to Grow 68% in 2007. Springboard estimates that the SaaS CRM market will grow …

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Sep 07 2007

More SaaS stuff

Further to yesterday’s posting (and also my 16 July note), ASPnews.com has published two further articles from Julie Craig in its series on software-as-a-service (SaaS): The SaaS Steamroller (14 August) underlines the challenges traditional software vendors face if looking to re-engineer their businesses to become SaaS providers, while Weighing the Pros and Cons of SaaS …

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Aug 23 2007

SaaS advice from the experts

Only yesterday I was discussing the pros and cons of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) with a construction journalist. I referred her to some material I had written in the past, and a couple of recent articles on the topic. Today, I found another good generic piece on ASPnews.com. SaaS Advice from the Experts stresses that customers cannot …

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Aug 06 2007

Valuing a SaaS business

Last week, I briefly speculated on how you value an IT business, skimming across several alternative approaches before focusing on the ‘precedent’ approach in the context of UK construction collaboration software vendor 4Projects‘ MBO. I did suggest being a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business might improve its valuation, but I didn’t know by how much. Over the weekend, however, …

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