Tag: US

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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Dec 14 2006

CTSpace dissected

Yesterday’s announcement of a merger of BuildOnline and Citadon to form CTSpace (see earlier post) presents a positive view of the past history of the two firms, so it is worth analysing some of the background. Let’s start with BuildOnline. BuildOnline backstory BuildOnline was actually originally founded in Ireland and set out to become an e-marketplace …

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Dec 14 2006

BuildOnline + Citadon = CTSpace

UK collaboration vendor BuildOnline is to merge with US-based vendor Citadon (see news release). The new business will trade as CTSpace. The move was confirmed late yesterday after several weeks of UK industry rumours (see 14 November BuildOnline and Koral, for example), and a succession of BO management changes over the past year or so, culminating in the …

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Dec 13 2006

2006 – a strange year for extranets

As a PR professional, I always read Rachael Dalton-Taggart’s observations (on her blog PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD) with interest. While she writes from a US perspective and is mainly focused on the CAD sector, her views sometimes coincide with mine (UK-based, mainly concerned with web-based AEC collaboration tools). In her latest post, 2006 …

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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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