Thursday, March 24, 2016

Aconex Agrees to Acquire Conject and Launches Capital Raising

March 17, 2016

Acquisition Will Provide Strong Construction Collaboration Market Footprint throughout Europe

MELBOURNE, Australia, 17 March 2016 – Aconex Limited (ASX: ACX), provider of a leading cloud and mobile collaboration platform for the global construction industry, today announced an agreement to acquire Conject Holding GmbH, a leading cloud and mobile collaboration service provider in Europe and other regions, for a total cash consideration of 65 million (A$96.0 million).1 The transaction is expected to close on or about 31 March 2016, subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Stantec to acquire 280-person Chicago-based architecture firm VOA

From release published on Stantec’s web-site in Feb 2016

Continues expansion of building design practice across the US

Global design firm Stantec has signed a letter of intent to acquire VOA Associates Incorporated (VOA), a 280-person Chicago-based architecture and planning firm. VOA is recognized for dynamic building designs serving major clients in the hospitality, commercial, healthcare, workplace, entertainment and cultural, and government sectors. With commissions across the US and internationally, VOA has additional office locations in New York, NY; Washington, DC; Orlando, FL; and Highland, IN.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The HP PageWide XL versus an OCE Mono and OCE Color printer together 2 against one

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Published on Dec 1, 2015

This video looks at a real life example in a reprographics company. A Reprographics company has to produce a job for a client as follows: 6 sets of a 120 page PDF with mixed content of color and mono pages, what’s the best solution for the company?

This video will test two options available today:

1 x HP PageWide XL 8000 printer with HP SmartStream software.

And 2 x Oce printers, the TDS750 LED printer for fast monochrome printing, and the Colorwave 600 for the color printing, both working with the Oce Reprodesk software.

Remember the client wants to have 6 x fully collated sets delivered.

Want to know how each solution compared? Let’s find out…..