Tag: construction collaboration technologies

Jul 28 2009

Top 10 Web 2.0 adoption issues for AEC organisations

In a fascinating post yesterday, Ten top issues in adopting enterprise social computing, ZDNet’s Enterprise Web 2.0 blogger Dion Hinchcliffe has been reviewing some of the reasons why businesses have yet to fully embrace social media. This followed a recent report that showed a positive correlation between social media engagement and corporate financial performance, but …

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Jul 27 2009

‘Extranet’ vendors getting social?

As some readers will know, I spent much of the past ten years working in the ‘extranet’ or ‘construction collaboration technologies’ market, and I maintain a continued interest in that sector (including a blog about it). Occasionally, that interest also crosses over into PR, marketing and social media – as it did when I looked …

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Jun 22 2009

Asite launches online community

About a year ago, at the SIIA OnDemand Europe conference, Tony Ryan, CEO of UK-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite, said the company would shortly be launching a whole new website concept, building on web 2.0 (“Sales and Marketing 2.0,” he called it). I mentioned it soon after in my ExtranetEvolution blog, but didn’t anticipate …

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Jun 18 2009

Ten things to manage in a recession: 8 – (e)mail

This is the eighth in a series inspired by my friend Ross Sturley’s Ten Things to Cut in a Recession Before You Cut Your Marketing (presented in recent Construction News marketing e-newsletters and on his Chart Lane website). Number eight: “Cut mail” In Going postal, Ross turns his attention on the monetary and environmental waste …

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Apr 15 2009

The internet as a lifeline for SMEs

Given that most of the businesses active in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sectors are small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs or SMBs), any research that looks at the impact of the recession upon SMEs’ use of the internet was going to attract my attention – particularly as it is something that I have written …

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Apr 08 2009

Cultivating collaboration

The Economist has an article, Getting togetherness, which supports my own view on the critical importance of company cultures in supporting – or killing – collaboration. The article talks about Apple’s iPod, launched in 2001, and Sony’s inability to produce a comparable product due to a “long-standing culture of internal competition”. It then discusses research …

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Mar 26 2009

Ten things to manage in a recession: 5 – cut power

This is the fifth in a series expanding on my friend Ross Sturleys’ Ten Things to Cut in a Recession Before You Cut Your Marketing (presented at last month’s CIMCIG conference and in recent Construction News marketing e-newsletters). Number five: “Cut power” Ross makes the fairly simple plea: turn stuff off. Faced with escalating electricity …

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Mar 13 2009

Ten things to manage in a recession: 4 – executive costs

This is the fourth in a series expanding on my friend Ross Sturleys’ Ten Things to Cut in a Recession Before You Cut Your Marketing (presented at last month’s CIMCIG conference and in recent Construction News marketing e-newsletters). Number four: “Cut executive costs” Ross argues that some businesses are over-blessed with expensive directors. He suggests …

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Mar 11 2009

Social networks boost productivity

For many Generation X managers, work and socialising are two distinctly separate notions, and they therefore often seek to limit employees’ socialising so that they can “get on and do real work”. But what if that real work could actually be improved by socialising? What if social networking actually helped you work better? In late …

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Mar 03 2009

Ten things to manage in a recession: 2 – meetings

This is the second in a series based on my friend Ross Sturleys’ Ten Things to Cut in a Recession Before You Cut Your Marketing (presented at last month’s CIMCIG conference and in recent Construction News marketing e-newsletters) – number one was “Cut association memberships”. Number two: “Cut meetings” Ross starts his diatribe against costly …

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