by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

Public and private sector organizations around the world are increasingly taking advantage of the scalable power of cloud computing. Solutions hosted in private clouds, overflow server capacity available on demand and use of subscription-based software are all finding their place in the technology mix. While cloud technology is available in many forms, including infrastructure as…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

There are several benefits to be gained from the introduction of a complete end-to-end HUMS/EAM support solution. Over the last decade or so, performance-based logistics (PBL) has been extraordinarily successful. So much so that it is now seeing rapid, global adoption as budget-conscious governments seek to share risk exposure with their vendors, and maximize asset…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

Performance-based logistics (PBL) was designed as a cost-saving measure for weapons system support efforts. And reduce weapons system cost is exactly what a joint venture between GE Aviation, IFS North America, Sogeti USA, and U.S. Navy PBL Personnel did.  The F414 project, which relies on IFS Applications aerospace and defense solutions, has been given the…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

BRICS nations have an opportunity to assert themselves on the global stage and are looking to invest in their armed forces. Defense spending in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and other emerging economies shows no signs of abating. Indian military imports are coming up to $100 billion, South Africa is tipped to spend over…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

…and those that do, use manual spreadsheets! Governments of the world have been working towards an improved level of sustainability for some time, with the Kyoto protocol of 1997 and its later amends in 2012. What we’re particularly interested in right now is the fact that the UK Government plans to bring in legislation later…

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Mobile apps in defense

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Mobility

The consumer world is unable to function without a smartphone and/or a tablet and has moved on from brick-sized analogue devices to wafer thin smartphones with processing capabilities comparable to those of laptops. New technology is constantly pushing the boundaries of what we can expect from our mobile devices. The A&D market is trending in a similar direction primarily driven by the demand for industrial workforce productivity combined with dramatic improvements that can be achieved in military operational effectiveness. The big question remaining is exactly what role mobile apps could play in defense strategy.

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