Tag Archive: supply chain

Nov 05 2010

A first look at EADOC

I recently did a GoToMeeting session with Eric Law of EADOC to get a clearer understanding of this US-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration platform. The system is mainly aimed at construction project teams operating in north America, and has been around since early 2006 (I first wrote about the business in late 2007). It was developed, …

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Nov 05 2009

Recession hits Aconex order book, it sheds staff, but still grows

Australia-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex has just signed off its accounts for the year ending 30 June 2009, and they show another year of growth, albeit slower than in previous years (see Aconex reports…, 2008, and Aconex results hit by legal row, 2007). This is no surprise, of course. The global recession has …

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Nov 02 2009

Howdy, Howzee

At Be2camp@WorkingBuildings last month, I met Tuomas Saarelainen who told me to have a look at his Helsinki, Finland-based company Mobimus and its service howzee.info – which I have just done. It is an intriguing concept, but currently only sketchily described (and with no website screenshots to give some idea of what the service looks …

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Mar 11 2009

The power of collaboration in product development

A lot of my time is focused on how teams collaborate during design and construction of new buildings and other assets, and it is easy to forget that collaboration should extend throughout the supply chain, including the manufacturers of many of the components that are used in our projects. On his PLM and Profitability blog …

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Feb 18 2009

BIM: All change, please

In presentations and lectures about construction collaboration technologies, I identify building information modelling (BIM) as one of the key forces for change in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry in the next five years. However, many UK professionals don’t seem to grasp just profound a communication change will be brought about by the introduction …

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Apr 08 2008

SaaS on the rise in Europe

Another survey reports growing interest in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), this time across Europe (see CRN news story). After last week’s BIW UK survey, this week it’s the turn of analyst IDC, who interviewed 2077 managers from European organisations with 20 employees or more. Their survey found 37% of IT decision-makers will use SaaS to replace or supplement their …

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