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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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is no longer just a technology trend for aerospace & defense (A&D) organizations. It’s a core business approach that needs to be at the heart of enterprise strategies. We all have first-hand experience with the digital transformation that’s occurring in our everyday consumer world and we’ve seen how it’s changing the rules of…

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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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A&D

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

Four key factors that will change the way defense organizations operate and bring huge changes to military support chains. In 2016, I believe we will start to see the growth of new and demanding military ecosystems develop in the defense market. These ecosystems will be driven by the growth of multiple relationships between contractors and…

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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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Aerospace

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

Any ‘new’ technology has to reduce complexity and workload for military and aviation operators. With the buzz around the release of Android Wear and the impending arrival of the “iWatch”, it looks as if wearable devices are going to meet the predictions of being the next widely adopted form of consumer technology – Gartner for…

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Top Trends for 2014 according to IFS Labs

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in IFS Labs

It’s that time of the year again – prediction time. Making predictions for the far off future is one thing, making them for next year is something completely different. Harder. More difficult. Higher risk of making a fool of yourself. More of a challenge.

Here at IFS Labs we’re not ones to shy away from a challenge. So here goes; the IFS Labs trend spotting for 2014.

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Strategy

The mobility trend is now entering a second phase where companies are formulating mobile strategies to benefit from the new mobile technologies. They are now busy replacing old mobile devices with smartphones and tablets, and are equipping their staff with business apps as a new and productive user interface to their business applications.

The business mobility community is diversified and covers a broad range of users. It can be separated into three distinct groups…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Events

A CFO once said to me when we discussed mobility; “I don’t want an IT-project, I want a business development project”. I love this sentiment. He was tired of delayed mobility projects and the risks and costs for software integration. Being mobile must take center stage for business to remain competitive”, he said. Or as…

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