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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Mobility, Strategy

Having a young technology-aware workforce and having someone responsible for managing digital transformation is critical to be a winner in the future. Organizations involved in building and maintaining assets are starting to go through the biggest technological transformation they have ever seen. The changes brought on by this transformation are going to transform the industry…

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

Watch the webinar, Top 3 questions to address when planning for IoT, on demand now for expert insight from Microsoft, IFS and IDC. The Top 3 questions to address when planning for IoT webinar that took place on June 7, 2016 was a success. So much so that we’re making it available for all to…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy, Supply Chain

In the enterprise resource planning (ERP) environment, a supply chain faces a number of operational challenges. With the right strategy, an organization can overcome these challenges and gain a great amount of competitive advantage. When Supply & Demand Chain Executive awarded Bill Leedale, a senior advisor at IFS North America for manufacturing and engineering, as…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation

Insight into evaluating ERP software and the key points you should consider. Everyone is now talking about the new digital world. For most, it has become very confusing with new buzzwords like building information modeling (BIM), 3D printing, internet of things (IoT), big data, laser scanning, 4D scheduling, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, drones and…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology

Do you know which four features to look for when evaluating asset-intensive software? As I mentioned back in June of 2015 when referencing the Imerys’ fantastic achievements within mining, the foundations that could equally be applied when selecting a software product for your asset-intensive business are agility and flexibility. Therefore, when evaluating a product/vendor, it…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events

Take the opportunity to visit us in person in the IFS booth in Hall 5, Stand G08 at CeBIT 2016.   CeBIT is the largest and most internationally represented computer expo. The trade fair is held each year on the Hanover fairground, Germany. It is considered a barometer of current trends and a measure of…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Service Management

When do technological innovations go from being trends to just being parts of everyday life? Put slightly differently: When do they stop being “the next big thing” and are just perceived as “a big thing”? As I have argued before (most recently in Logistics Business IT Magazine), the Internet of Things (IoT) definitely belongs to…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, IFS Labs

At IFS Labs, we have been researching the Internet of Things (IoT) for some time. This has resulted in a number of customer projects, interesting prototypes, and a reusable architecture on the Microsoft Azure cloud. At this point, I want to introduce IFS Labs senior software developer Gökhan Kurt, whose ingenuity, curiosity, and willingness to…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology

While many understand the general principle, it’s increasingly common for IoT to be used incorrectly and describe a different type of technology, that of M2M. To help you understand the difference between the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies, let me explain how IFS enables better dinner parties. For starters Once you’d RSVP’d…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, IFS Labs, IFS Radio Network

The Internet of Things is a phrase that’s getting much attention these days. In the enterprise context, it’s one that IFS is also giving attention to in IFS Labs, the part of IFS R&D that explores new areas of business application functionality, and serves as a testing ground for new development initiatives and proof of…

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