Tag: extranets

Aug 02 2013

I #LoveConstruction. You should too.

Love Construction

The Love Construction campaign has been gathering momentum since the 2 July launch of the UK Government’s latest construction strategy. Its origins lie in an editorial written by Construction News editor Rebecca Evans who argued that it was time for industry people to have their say in how the industry is perceived. The vision for 2025 painted …

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Feb 01 2011

Make that blogging connection

Just before Christmas, I was invited to write a guest blog post (Fitzrovia, the construction industry and social media) for Fitzrovia News, a blog about a particular part of central London where I have worked and have since visited countless times. This came about through social media. I had posted a photograph of a pub – …

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Mar 24 2010

The new construction collaboration era

I am due to speak next Tuesday, 30 March at the Collaboration Cafe symposium at the Building Centre in London. The event is one of the final contributions to an ongoing research project being undertaken by Slider Studio and funded by the Technology Strategy Board. As I’ve previously mentioned, this has involved the development of …

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Sep 22 2009

Asite community: the first 100 days

[This is an expanded version of a post from my AEC technology blog ExtranetEvolution.com] Earlier this summer, I wrote about London-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite‘s revamped website and its new social media features (see also ‘Extranet’ vendors getting social?). Three months later, I had a quick look to see how the Asite community has …

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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 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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Jun 12 2009

HSS’s faltering embrace of Web 2.0

Being a blogger in the architecture, engineering and construction market means I get occasional emails from companies (or their PR/marketing agencies) wanting me to publicise their latest products and services. If I was simply in the business of regurgitating other people’s content, this wouldn’t be a problem, but I’m not, and it can be a …

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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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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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