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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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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3 ways the changing field service management landscape is powering servitization

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Research, Service Management

On the heels of being shortlisted for Field Service Management by Constellation Research, we explore how field service management has changed with growing demand and the rise of servitization. When I first started working in the field service management (FSM) space seven years ago, the industry landscape looked much different than it does today. Field…

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Go with the flow in the automotive industry

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Strategy, Supply Chain

Few industries have optimized their business processes to the same extent as the automotive industry. Based on the recommendations of national and international automotive associations, complex supply chain processes have been created which place high demands on the information technology used by the enterprises involved. To be of best possible service, enterprise software should optimize…

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Watch On Demand: 5 Key Trends in Analytics

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Research, Retail, Service Management, Strategy, Supply Chain

A Business Review webinar with IDC, Microsoft and IFS was held on November 29, 2016. Learn about trends and how Microsoft and IFS create value propositions. Analytics yesterday, today and tomorrow The webinar, 5 Key trends in analytics, was co-presented by IDC, Microsoft and IFS to look at current trends in the market. The presenters…

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