How the manufacturing industry is using technology to increase efficiency

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Manufacturing

Manufacturers are looking to Smart Manufacturing (US term) and Industry 4.0 (European term) to embrace the benefits of digital technology. Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 is now a common term that has been used over the past few years which covers all the latest digital technology that is now available to the manufacturing world. Therefore, as an…

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Expert advice on how oil and gas companies can increase efficiency

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Oil & Gas, Research, Strategy

In the oil and gas industry, efficiency has, and always will be at the forefront of what asset owners and operators focus on. However, this always has to be done in a way that does not increase risk, which based on events over the past few years has not always been the case. One of…

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Is the construction industry addicted to MS Excel?

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Research, Strategy

You might assume that most companies are using modern, smart business systems to control complex projects, but the reality is, the primary business system used is Microsoft Excel. The construction industry design, build, operate and maintain some very impressive assets—bridges, airports, railway lines, buildings, hospitals, nuclear power plants, etc. However, most construction projects today are…

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Highlights from International Motor Show 2017

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive, Events

Time for a review of the International Motor Show 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. The cream of the crop of the scene has been on the FORUM stage and in the Speakers’ Corner during the International Motor Show 2017, IBM, Mobileye, McKinsey, Roland Berger, Continental, Kaspersky, NXP and World Economic Forum, to name a few, have…

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Benefits of IoT

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

Part two of a three-part blog series on boosting the Internet of Things (IoT): Part one introduced the standard IoT concept. Part two details the benefits of combining big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain with IoT to widen its breadth of application and potential. IoT and quality data analytics We established in part one…

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Revolutionizing the commercial aviation industry is possible

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Research, Strategy

How increasing your digital footprint will help your organization take flight. Every innovative and successful business around the globe focuses on harnessing potential and maximizing efficiencies for sustainable differentiation and business growth. In the competitive and complex world of commercial aviation, this is the priority, along with safety, compliance and customer satisfaction. But can your…

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Service Employee

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Service Management, Strategy

A few moments ago, a press release was issued announcing that IFS has acquired WorkWave. This is the biggest acquisition IFS has ever made and it demonstrates our commitment and appetite to grow in the service market. The news comes on the same day that Gartner has published its 2017 Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management,…

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IoT System

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

This is one of a three-part blog series outlining the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how to boost them. The basic premise of IoT is simple, enrich processes by automating activities using an active communications and execution system. But, this system can be boosted by combining other technologies with IoT to realize…

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Two very important things your enterprise software should be able to do

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, Mobility

Partnering, collaboration and a rapid implementation – what more could a utility organization want from enterprise software? Clearly, the answer to that is lots of things. However, the point I am trying to make here is that if you procure either an enterprise business application or a point solution for a specific business need, you…

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