by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

In 20 years’ time, mobility, wearable technology and the Internet of Things will be commonplace and new technologies will change the way war is waged, military equipment is developed and how assets are supported. AI, autonomy and robotics are already becoming embedded in military weapon systems and inevitably will have major implications in the world…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Events

Freefall skydiving formation – it takes planning, logistics – and guts! Tanks, aircraft and ships usually dominate defense headlines, and it’s not every day that we see a Royal Navy Lieutenant making the headlines for succeeding in a World Record Attempt in skydiving – but actually it’s all part of the essential training that makes…

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aviation MRO software

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

Move forward and embrace further changes in the future – it’s all about agility. The civil aviation support industry is changing quickly and dramatically – from the advent of new composite materials such as carbon fiber and super-alloys to advanced in-flight entertainment, combined with a growing number of commoditized and therefore disposable items – each…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & 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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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

If you were to consider the ASEAN region as a single entity it would rank as the eighth largest economy in the world. Recently I was interviewed by Sarah Lockett on market growth in the ASEAN region on behalf of the UK-ASEAN Business Council, producing the documentary, “Britain and South East Asia: Prospects for Growth”…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Aviation & Defense, Service Management

Although you may not read about it every day, the war on pirates is an ongoing battle. NATO’s counter-piracy project, Operation Ocean Shield, has been so successful that NATO has just announced that it is extending this into 2016. Operation Ocean Shield encompasses a region of two million square miles across the Gulf of Aden and…

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global erp

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, IFS Radio Network, Manufacturing, Strategy

Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software products have the capability to handle businesses that operate from multiple sites, even when these sites are in different countries or on different continents. But in this month’s interview edition of the IFS Radio Network, IFS process manufacturing and supply chain expert Jakob Björklund discusses the finer points of achieving…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

When Gartner speaks, we all tend to listen. So when Gartner characterized 2014 as the dawn of post-modern ERP – where the enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite is de-constructed into a more federal, “loosely-coupled” ERP environment – I not only listened, but agreed. Because this is exactly the trend we are seeing in the market for enterprise software in the demanding aerospace and defense software industry.

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

Public and private sector organizations around the world are increasingly taking advantage of the scalable power of cloud computing. Solutions hosted in private clouds, overflow server capacity available on demand and use of subscription-based software are all finding their place in the technology mix. While cloud technology is available in many forms, including infrastructure as…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

There are several benefits to be gained from the introduction of a complete end-to-end HUMS/EAM support solution. Over the last decade or so, performance-based logistics (PBL) has been extraordinarily successful. So much so that it is now seeing rapid, global adoption as budget-conscious governments seek to share risk exposure with their vendors, and maximize asset…

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