evolution of IoT

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, IFS Labs, Manufacturing, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Retail, Service Management, Strategy, Supply Chain

A look at the evolution of IoT and how businesses have used, are using and will be using it to their advantage. The notion of Smart Manufacturing or Industry 4.0 became a popular topic after the international CeBIT fair of 2011, a mere six years ago but a lifetime in terms of technology maturation. By…

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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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Industry 4.0

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

While Industry 4.0 does revolve around intelligence gathered from a number of places, it spans more than just IoT. Over the past 10 years, 70% of companies on the Fortune 1000 list have vanished. Although this statistic may invoke fear, what it should do is demonstrate the importance of capitalizing on change instead of fearing…

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Manufacturing

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Manufacturing

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the manufacturing sector, Antony Bourne, predicts how three key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016. The number of smart machines used in manufacturing will double in the next three years The use of smart machines in manufacturing is growing rapidly; by 2018, 50 percent of the fastest growing…

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Odette 2015

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Automotive, Events, Strategy, Supply Chain

What I saw and heard at Odette 2015. During the first week of December, I joined over 250 decision-makers and experts from across the global automotive industry at Odette 2015 in Munich. I attended many interesting presentations and had some great discussions on the IFS exhibition stand. I’d like to share some of my impressions…

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Automotive

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

Automotive is a fast-moving industry and keeping up with the latest trends, opportunities and threats is a major challenge. This is why IFS takes part in the Odette Conference 2015 which brings together decision makers and experts from across the global automotive industry to make keeping up just a little bit easier. Odette 2015 takes…

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