Tag: US

Dec 08 2006

Autodesk University – little collaboration buzz

Amid the stream of blog articles discussing Autodesk University 2006, there has been very little about construction collaboration technologies. I had hoped that this major US event, which attracted 7,500 people this year, might have been the platform for Autodesk to make some major announcement, perhaps regarding its Constructware product (following the acquisition earlier this …

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Dec 04 2006

BuildOnline “has merged with a US player”

At PodTech, there is a podcast of former BuildOnline CEO Mark Suster (see previous post) talking about Koral and his “past life” at BO. However, Robert Scoble, the interviewer, corrects himself to say BO “is still your present life as you’re on the board of directors,” to which Suster responds: “that’s true” (interpretation: Suster is …

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Dec 01 2006

ConVisia

A new name to me since I started watching developments in the US market (in addition to that in the UK) is ConVisia. Founded in July 2005, this business initially said it was specialising in “instant wireless collaboration of complex documents … hosted wireless solutions [for whom] the initial audience … is the architecture, engineering …

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Nov 24 2006

Autodesk Buzzsaw revenues up 79%

Cadalyst’s report on Autodesk’s latest financial statements includes the following paragraph about its Buzzsaw offering: “Revenues from Buzzsaw, a collaborative project management solution, increased 79% over Q3 2006. [Autodesk president and CEO Carl] Bass attributed that gain to the company’s focus on market segments where Buzzsaw has been successful, such as home builders, as well …

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Nov 14 2006

BuildOnline and Koral

BuildOnline CEO Mark Suster is running two companies. As well as running the UK-based construction collaboration vendor, Suster is also CEO of California-based Koral. This is an interesting development on two or three levels: first, Koral itself seems an interesting business with a strong Web2.0 content collaboration product; second, I wonder whether this will have an …

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Nov 09 2006

Adobe ignores extranets?

An Adobe survey of 657 US-based AEC professionals undertaken by Harris Interactive (reported by AEC.Cadalyst.com) has found that, despite the advent of electronic means of exchanging project information, paper still remains the most popular form in which to review CAD information. Indeed, paper is even more popular in 2006 than it was when a similar survey was …

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Aug 18 2006

e-Builder offers low-cost design collaboration in US

US vendor e-Builder has launched ‘e-Builder Professional’ – described as “an economical solution tailored to meet the specific needs of design professionals”. The new offering combines a “low price point” with “full document management capabilities, drawing management view and markup, and collaboration capabilities, … unlimited storage options … [and] the ability to add specific modules on …

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