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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Aviation & Defense

Anyone in the United States military command or in the executive ranks of the aerospace industry knows auditability has been and continues to be a perennial issue and a long term problem across all branches of service. Section 1003 of the 2010 Federal Defense Authorization Act was congress’ way of forcing the Pentagon towards greater…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology

IFS’ first customer was a nuclear power plant. And anyone who works for or is close to IFS will have heard the story about how the company’s earnest, diligent founders pitched a tent on the grounds of that plant so they could work double shifts and complete the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) on schedule….

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IFS Globe CSR

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Research

In the enterprise software space, a spot in the “leaders” sector of the Gartner Magic Quadrant is akin to getting a lunch table at New York City’s legendary movie star hangout, Elaine’s (at least before the namesake owner’s passing and subsequent closing of the restaurant). It could be likened to the enterprise software equivalent of…

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smaller dollar

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Research

Determining the return on investment (ROI) of enterprise software is never easy. The sheer number of parts of the organization ERP software touches mean that measuring ROI requires a heavy investment in time, a certain amount of intellectual rigor and extensive cooperation from the end user company. In determining ROI, Forrester relies on its own…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Events

Change — inexorable, accelerating and disruptive — was a main theme of the IFS World Conference in Barcelona. P.J. Jakovljevic, in this in-depth report (available for download with your free Technology Evaluation Center log-in) elaborated on how this may have been appropriate given the economic, political and technological change confronting us. “Given the state of…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Events, Strategy

Multi-sport Olympic events are perhaps the toughest. Not only does the competitor need to be highly skilled in more than one discipline. But they must be able to switch back and forth between them effortlessly. So it is perhaps appropriate that IFS is sponsoring the IBU World Cup Biathlon. Because business is becoming more and…

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earbuds

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Mobility

Is mobile ERP on the bleeding edge, or on the verge of becoming maintstream? Have vendors figured out effective ways to deliver secure, mobile ERP? In this special mobility episode of the IFS Radio Network, Ray Wang of Constellation Research enumerates the megatrends that are driving ERP and other enterprise software, inexorably, towards its mobile…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Service Management, Strategy

According to maintenance and reliability guru Carlo Odoardi, the primary barrier to successful enterprise asset management (EAM) software and reliability centered maintenance (RCM) implementations is not technology. The main barrier is people and the corporate culture they operate in. In this month’s interview segment of the IFS Radio Network, Odoardi, a managing consultant with Conscious…

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