Tag: US

Mar 20 2007

Trust and the team

Last week, I touched on the issue of trust in sharing digital design information. It crops up again in an interesting article, BIM and Risk, by Richard Lowe in the US-based “Constructor” magazine (found, by the way, via the CADwire Insights weekly newsletter). He opens with a simple analogy: “The argument in favor of using virtual 3D …

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Feb 13 2007

Spacedox

A comment (an admirably succinct “Projectdox plus”) on my recent Projectdox rejects SaaS approach post led me to look at the website of US document collaboration vendor Spacedox. The site tells me a bit about the web-based hosted service, but not much about the firm behind it (no corporate ‘about us’ or ‘latest news’ to help users …

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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 25 2007

Tom Dengenis resurfaces

Former Bidcom UK and Asite CEO Tom Dengenis is still actively interested in construction IT. He is now a “a senior manager at BearingPoint, a global management and technology consulting firm”, and has just written an article (Building Information Model: the Solution for Optimizing the Construction Delivery Process) on the US-based Riverguide for Construction Software …

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Jan 22 2007

De Kieviet’s Gambit – more CTSpace ‘spin’

The latest spin on CTSpace comes in a one-page ‘Company focus’ feature in UK trade weekly Building (see PDF on CTSpace’s website). At first glance, the article, written by Mark Leftly, makes CTSpace seem a very credible venture, but I think there are some very debatable assertions. I was puzzled by the claim that the merger …

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Jan 12 2007

Collaborative BIM – wow! or what?!

After my ‘extranet’ predictions post earlier this week, I had a think about  Asite‘s Collaborative BIM product, and whether the industry is yet ready for such a thing. Regular readers may recall (see my 10 October 2006 post) that Asite first announced its ‘forthcoming’ collaborative BIM product at a London conference on 4 October. Just over a fortnight …

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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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Dec 18 2006

CTSpace: initial redundancies

  According to a Growth Business article by Marc Barber, the merger of BuildOnline and Citadon to create CTSpace (see previous posts from here), will result in some redundancies. CEO Howard Koenig apparently “expects high-growth opportunities given the company now has a presence in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific”, and “acknowledges initial ‘redundant costs’ will hit as the company, …

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Dec 15 2006

CTSpace dissected further

Following on from yesterday’s post (CTSpace dissected), the Citadon/BuildOnline merger to form CTSpace has continued to occupy my thoughts. In today’s post, I point out that the merger marks yet another consolidation of the extranet space since the start of the 21st century, have a quick look at what the combined business is offering post-merger, discuss …

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