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Meeting

by   |    |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Service Management

A surprising number of companies are replacing their service automation software (not IFS’s)  that they just selected last year! After hearing about the high number of implementation reboots around the world, I decided to collaborate with IFS marketing to produce a white paper on the subject of software selection for enterprise service management (ESM). My…

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Next Level

by   |    |  in Business Technology, Oil & Gas, Strategy

Floating production, storage & off-loading (FPSO) ERPs require companies to consider a unique set of system capabilities when selecting software. At the Annual FPSO Europe Congress in London last week, it seemed “everyone” agreed that costs needed to go another 20-30% lower in order to get new FPSO projects sanctioned. Over the past two years, we…

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Everything connected in the new world order

by   |    |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Events, Mobility, Strategy

Business insight from Microsoft, IFS and IDC share what actions you should take to maximize the benefits of the Internet of Things. Talk of IoT is everywhere. It’s in the news, across social media, a topic of discussion in the office — it’s truly everywhere. But, that shouldn’t come to us as a shock because…

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Automotive Industry

by   |    |  in Automotive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

The Internet of Things in the automotive industry — There may still be skepticism about the IoT in some sectors, but in automotive IoT is taking up ever more space in our vehicles. The signs are everywhere. We are all aware of the larger trends we face in the automotive industry (faster and smarter production facilities,…

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Digital Transformation

by   |    |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Manufacturing, Mobility, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

The power of digital transformation is so strong that it can change an entire industry. Companies that change the way an industry does business on the foundation of digital technologies are called digital disruptors. Netflix, Spotify, Airbnb, Uber and Alibaba are digital disruptors. Digital transformation refers to how companies leverage digital technologies to change a…

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IFS Applications

by   |    |  in Applications 9, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation

For the second year in a row, IFS is pleased to announce that we have been recognized for excellence by the Best in Biz Awards. IFS Applications, our component-based extended enterprise software, was awarded silver in the Best New Version of the Year category. Additionally, our customer-first attitude was recognized by Best in Biz’s Most…

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The Journey from Predictive to Prescriptive Maintenance

by   |    |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology

An Enterprise Asset Management application that will flex and adjust to your evolving business during this age of digital transformation is an absolute must. I was recently lucky enough to attend the ARC Conference in Orlando, Florida where they discussed some of the main topics concerning the transition of the asset and infrastructure industries and how…

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Sustainability

by   |    |  in Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

Sustainability is one of the major trends facing retailers in a consumer-driven marketplace. As mentioned by Marian Salzman at NRF, sustainability is one of the major trends facing retailers in a consumer-driven marketplace. Retailers face a consumer that expects environmental transparency from anyone providing goods or services today. What does this mean to the modern…

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ERP SELECTION A&D

by   |    |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology

For certain, product design and manufacturing excellence will always remain crucial disciplines within Aerospace & Defense, but increasingly, the way to excel and grow revenue is through lifecycle services and support.   When it comes to selecting enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for asset-intensive industries such as aerospace & defense (A&D), there is a tip…

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Green Technology

by   |    |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, Strategy

The Internet of Things really is here, so set your strategy now. But what must energy and utility companies do in order to seize this opportunity? At a recent ARC Industry Forum, the evidence was all around me. From tram doors in Oslo to the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland to healthcare clinics in the…

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