Tag: Ning

Apr 28 2009

Where are the AEC communities?

Just in the past year, I have helped launch and manage several online communities, large and small, private and open (I also dissuaded one organisation from launching a network – but that’s another story), and many others have been doing the same. Over a million communities have been created on the Ning platform alone (see …

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Mar 24 2009

Ada Lovelace Day: a salute to Pam Broviak

“Ada Lovelace Day, 24 March, is an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology. Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines. Whatever she does, whether she is a sysadmin or a tech entrepreneur, …

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Mar 02 2009

Ten things to manage in a recession: 1 – memberships

My previous post about managing IT expenditure in a recession was focused on helping an architecture, engineering or construction (AEC) business reduce its day-to-day operational expenses. Deploying Software-as-a-Service solutions helps save money (that could then be invested in marketing or PR), and can give some competitive advantages and reputation benefits. But that might not matter …

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Feb 05 2009

Building communities

A fortnight ago, I helped facilitate a workshop attended by about 16 UK construction professionals, all members of Constructing Excellence‘s collaborative working champions group (see my EE post Collaborative Working Champions going online). My friend Martin Brown (isite) and I introduced the group to some of the basic principles of social media and gave them …

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Feb 03 2009

Let’s make construction more ‘social’

[This is a re-post of a blog article I wrote for Building Sustainable Design, which launched this week – also reproduced on ExtranetEvolution.com.] I have spent more than half my career in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and property industry looking at issues relating to collaboration, and since 2000 have been focused on how …

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