Data scientists: the who, why and how

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Research, Strategy

Not enough is currently being done to create and nurture the talents required to create a pool of data scientists. As manufacturing becomes increasingly digitized, the need for well-trained, capable data scientists will only increase. As an industry, manufacturing has come a long way in embracing new technologies such as big data, the internet of…

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mobile applications for field service management

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Mobility, Service Management, Strategy

A mobile application that’s configured to your business needs may be exactly what your field technicians need so that they’re more productive. Let’s face it, your field technicians need to generate revenue. To generate revenue, you need to get the right technicians to a customer site as quickly as possible—and with the right parts necessary…

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Labor valuation using the “Dark Side of the Moon”

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Finance, Strategy

Squaring the circle between valuing labor and adding value to labor is a key to unlocking pent-up potential in business and fostering business growth. But perhaps it needn’t be such a dilemma as a combination of strategy and HCM systems may just hold the answer. Sometimes, from obscure conversations, nuggets of wisdom are born. And…

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Fire up your digital transformation and increase profitability 26% using a connected strategy

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Events, Finance, Research, Strategy

At the 2017 IDC Directions event in Boston, the full potential for businesses who adopt (and have adopted) digital transformation was laid bare for all to see. But for me, the question is more how you may deploy it rather than whether you should, and for that, I believe what is required is a ‘connected…

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2017: Sustainable strategies or volatile velocity — which will it be?

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Finance, Research, Strategy

Remember ‘business as usual’? For many, it seems lifetimes ago. 2016 was one of the most volatile socio-political years in living memory. Literally, overnight some of the world’s most permanent trading blocs suddenly felt precarious. If 2016 taught us anything, it was that anything can happen—and probably will. The only sure-fire prediction for 2017 has…

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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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Omni-channel: A question of “How?”

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Retail, Strategy

For retailers, being able to deliver, and keep delivering, is at the heart of omni-channel success. But delivering has never been more complex. Getting the right products to the right person at the right time means planning and integrating complex, multiple, often global functions and channels – all in real time. All omni-channel experiences make…

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Strategic HR

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

The responsible creation of long-term value in business is the cornerstone of a successful business leader. With the quickening pace of technological advancement, you may be forgiven for thinking that value can be added just by purchasing the right tech. Yet, it is, and will always be the skill and will of human capital who…

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Asset Performance Management (APM)

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

An enterprise asset solution will always be a constituent part of an APM strategy— the key is ensuring it sits at the heart of that vision, not in some peripheral position. According to Gartner, “APM encompasses the capabilities of data capture, integration, visualization and analytics tied together for the explicit purpose of improving the reliability…

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