Tag: Twitter

Jan 27 2012

kykloud targets asset management with SaaS and apps

kykloud is a very polished new SaaS platform with mobile apps, targetted at asset owners and managers I first heard of North Shields, UK-based kykloud via Twitter last year and had been waiting for it to launch for some months, intrigued by its mention of Software-as-a-Service based life-cycle cost management and by the combination of …

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Jan 19 2012

ICON considering QR codes for asset management

My interest in QR (quick response) codes started a couple of years ago following a June 2010 talk at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (post) and a week later I had my new business cards complete with scan-able QR codes on the back. I’ve been watching the gradual growth in use of QR codes …

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Jan 03 2012

ExtranetEvolution.com: the 2011 numbers

In April 2011, I migrated the ExtranetEvolution blog from TypePad to a hosted version of WordPress (post), and I have just been reviewing annual statistics for the site for the first time in two years (in fact, since my 2009 review). The year to 31 December 2011 was by some measures the best yet, delivering 59,416 …

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Dec 22 2011

Stiktu: a social app, perhaps with professional potential

Thanks to a transAtlantic Twitter conversation with fellow construction technology fanatic Carol Hagen, I was alerted yesterday to a new mobile augmented reality application, Stiktu. From the people behind augmented reality browser Layar, this has just been released on both iPhone and Android in nine European countries (US to follow, I believe), and its initial …

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Nov 18 2011

Unit4, 4Projects, Asite all win Hammers

I attended the Construction Computing Awards dinner in central London last night, and saw a mixture of awards distributed across a cross-section of the shortlisted companies (post) represented in the room. Just one or two winners weren’t present – Bentley Systems, for instance – but there were usually volunteers willing to step into the spotlight …

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Aug 22 2011

Comindware

Comindware logo

Start-up Comindware is looking to differentiate itself as a provider of project management applications through its use of semantic web approaches to software architecture. Contacted by the marketing manager of a recent start-up, Comindware, I had a look at the business’s recently created website to try and understand more about its collaborative project management software. Currently, …

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Jul 14 2011

UK construction SaaS vendors continue to battle for contract admin customers

Since I ventured that contract administration would be the new battleground for construction collaboration technology providers, I have watched the various SaaS vendors try to outdo each other with their marketing and PR efforts, particularly regarding the NEC contract suite. The appointment of two NEC licensed content providers in late 2010 saw both firms ramp …

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Jun 30 2011

Now Sword-CTSpace blogs

Sword-CTSpace blog home page

Earlier today I spotted another tweet about a new blog from construction collaboration technology provider Sword-CTSpace (this followed one on 16 June). Hosted on WordPress.com, entitled “Sword CTSpace LAB“, and subtitled “Competence Center for Engineering Content Management”, the initial post is now dated Monday 27 June, with another yesterday. The first agenda-setting article was by …

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Jun 13 2011

OpenBuildings.com: crowd-sourcing a building directory

OpenBuildings article on Charlton House

When I discovered the crowd-sourced building directory OpenBuildings.com I was immediately intrigued, not least because of its ambitious strapline: “Archiving the world’s built environment.” I have been a long-time editor of Wikipedia and am interested in how social media can be used in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) field to share and develop information and …

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Jun 12 2011

First, Hitler. Next, serial killer t-shirts…

When a controversy about Nazi-related images on t-shirts is largely contained within the blogosphere, it is easy for companies to pretend that it’s a small issue. But if coverage then extends to the front pages of national newspapers, then it can become a major reputation problem. Blog outrage about Hipster Hitler t-shirts on RedBubble led …

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