Enterprise operational intelligence for construction & contracting

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Digital Transformation, Strategy

How do you take your business’s operational intelligence to the next level? This video will show you how. What is IFS EOI? This webcast will look at why IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence™ (EOI) is on the forefront of our maturity model for business analytics. Learn why IFS EOI is more than the sum of its…

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Data and electric driving automotive in new directions in 2017

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Research, Strategy, Supply Chain

The race to integrate new, lightweight materials into mainstream models will intensify, decades-old production processes will need to be transformed and China will grow its lead in electric vehicle (EV) production. Automotive competition in 2017 will be fierce—but will come from unexpected directions. Stefan Issing, Global Industry Director for Automotive at IFS, predicts that these…

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2017 energy & utilities industry predictions

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Mobility, Research, Service Management, Strategy

Changes in consumer demand and new opportunities in renewable energy production are leading energy companies to invest in alternative sources, modernize their infrastructure and seek new revenue streams. This will continue as energy and utility companies come to grips with building smarter infrastructures and integrating powerful new technologies and analytics platforms. Colin Beaney, Global Industry…

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manufacturing industry predictions

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

Bridging the skills gap and boosting services will be top priorities for manufacturers in 2017. And IoT? Today, 50% of the costs of IoT projects go on integration. 2017 will see many manufacturers realizing they already have IoT solutions—now they need to integrate them better to leverage the full benefits. Antony Bourne, IFS Global Industry…

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2017 defense industry trends

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

A new wave of technologies and an increase in cyber-based attacks are forcing the defense industry to adapt. While defense budgets are under scrutiny in the West, defense spending is increasing dramatically in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions, opening new markets for growth and opportunity. It truly is an industry in flux. Here Graham…

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This will be the year of retailtainment.

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

2017 will be a fantastic year for retailers to experiment by trying out new ideas. There’s only one thing they can’t risk—standing still. What’s in store for retail over the coming years? Ulf Tillander, Global Industry Director of Retail at IFS, highlights three trends that will drive the industry in 2017 and beyond. Store as…

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Security hacks and staff availability biggest IT concerns for Christmas

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Research, Retail, Service Management, Supply Chain

IFS recently conducted a survey of more than 1,000 IT decision makers from companies in six countries. The survey showed that 76% of respondents have IT concerns over the Christmas period with the three main worries being availability of staff (selected 41% of the time), risk of security hacks (selected 31% of the time), and…

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new automotive manufacturing processes

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Now that the 2016 season is over, it’s time to talk a little bit about Formula 1® . Formula One is a hothouse for the development of ultra-high-speed, ultra-lightweight, tough, crash-resistant materials. In 2017, materials and technologies developed in Formula One will keep transitioning into mainstream serial manufacture. But, cost will remain an issue. Big-money…

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Delivering efficiency improvements through GIS integration – The story continues.

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, Finance, Mobility, Supply Chain

Earlier, I had blogged about how the investments and efforts we’d made into our GIS integration. And, these investments are beginning to pay dividends for many of our customers. At our recent IFS World Conference in Sweden, one of our regulated water companies presented, “Integrating with Geospatial Tools,” about the improvements and progress they have…

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IFS Mxi

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Strategy

Today IFS announced the acquisition of Mxi Technologies Ltd., a market leader in the Aviation Maintenance Software (AMS) sector. By combining IFS and Mxi, we are now uniquely placed to serve the global aviation and defense market with the industry’s best software, solutions, and people. Industry analyst, Diogenis Papiomytis, who is the Director of Aerospace…

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