Tag: SaaS

Feb 01 2007

On-demand embraced – and not just CRM

Numerous industry articles about On-demand applications or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) have taken Salesforce.com’s customer relationship management (CRM) as the key exemplar of take-up, but there are signs that corporations are also keen to take up other types of on-demand software. Phil Wainewright blogs (Large organizations embrace on-demand – and not just CRM) about market research from …

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Jan 29 2007

Asite Workspace arrives

A new logo on the home page of Asite‘s website alerts us to the belated launch (or, given that Asite has previously marketed a similar product, should that read ‘relaunch’?) of Asite Workspace – announced in October 2006 as being available from December. The web-based collaboration product is positioned as an easy-to-use “cost-effective solution for small projects”. The basic …

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Jan 26 2007

New Autodesk collaboration blog

The growing Autodesk blogosphere now has a blog, Connected, dedicated to collaboration. Contributors (collaborators?) Jason, Alex and Mike will be delivering “perspectives on online project management and collaboration”, no doubt informed by their knowledge of Autodesk’s Buzzsaw and Constructware systems. However, they already seem quite prepared to look beyond company boundaries; witness posts about Gliffy (A …

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Jan 25 2007

ProjectDox rejects SaaS approach

I wrote briefly about US-based Informative Graphics‘ ProjectDox in July 2006. Today, thanks to Randall Newton’s AECnews.com (Informative Graphics Spins Off ProjectDox), I learn that IGC has created a subsidiary, Avolve Software, to manage ProjectDox opportunities, leaving the parent company to focus on its file visualisation products (eg: its Brava! viewer, etc). Looking at the website, …

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Jan 24 2007

BT Workspace

Almost unnoticed, UK telecoms provider BT has recently launched a web-based service, BT Workspace, aimed at helping people in small to medium-sized enterprises share information and collaborate with each other. It talks about getting rid of email clutter, and managing and controlling projects via extranet functionality, with intranet functionality also available for internal company dicussions …

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Jan 19 2007

The email argument revisited

I keep returning to this topic (see previous post, for example). This time, my post has been prompted by three things: a Union Square press release, a conversation with Sarcophagus’s Jeremy Sainter, and a blog posting by Lars Plougmann linking to the thoughts of a Harvard professor. Taking these in reverse order, Lars writes about …

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Jan 18 2007

On-demand/SaaS “set to take off in 2007”

Like several other analysts (see my Predictions post), Jeff Kaplan, of THINKStrategies, is also predicting a good year for on-demand services in 2007. In a recent Network World column, he draws on a recent survey of 550 IT professionals and business executives which “found that about 40% use one or more managed services, and nearly 95% …

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Jan 09 2007

‘Extranet Evolution’ 2007 predictions

New Year is traditionally a time for looking back at the significant developments of the year just gone and for looking forward at what may happen in the coming year. For example, there was a lot of activity in the latter respect regarding Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). SaaS analyst Phil Wainewright wrote a series of three SaaS in 2007 …

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Jan 02 2007

Open source v On-demand

While Mark Suster is no longer involved in the day-to-day running of a construction collaboration business, he is still a strong believer in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Having taken up a non-executive role with CTSpace (see BuildOnline + Citadon = CTSpace) in order to devote his time to running Koral (which has apparently raised $4m funding), Mark’s …

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Dec 22 2006

CTSpace raises $5.3m

According to its latest press release, CTSpace has raised $5.3m (about £2.7m) funding in a financing round led by previous investors Insight Venture Partners and GRP Partners. The funding will apparently be used by this “leading independent collaboration on-demand company”* to “extend its leadership position” by expanding “key areas of its business including sales, marketing and international operations” …

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