Damiano Molfetta, the Sauber F1 Team’s Head of Systems Engineering

by   |    |   8 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation

Formula 1: The importance of getting the right data at the right time. Followers of this blog will have seen at IFS we’re hot on the topic of the Internet of Things (IoT), and that earlier this year, we announced that IFS is a Principal Partner of the Sauber F1® Team. So in light of…

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drilling contractors

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Agility, Business Technology, Events, Oil & Gas

IADC brings together leading drilling contractors to discuss industry challenges around reliability and asset integrity in the dynamic environment of onshore and offshore drilling. This week, some of the leading global onshore/offshore drilling organizations and contractors converged in Houston, Texas for the 2016 IADC Asset Integrity & Reliability Conference. Facing a dynamically changing world and…

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CMMS

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Service Management

Based on 21 key functional business requirements, SelectHub names IFS the #1 CMMS vendor of 2016. SelectHub, a technology-selection management platform, recognized the importance of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) in their 2016 top vendor selection. “With the capabilities of CMMS systems expanding over the last few years, companies need to look carefully at their actual needs…

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by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Events

How to know when it’s time to upgrade your company’s enterprise software. Three signs that tell you your software is in need of an upgrade. Are you missing the signs that it’s time to upgrade your enterprise software? As companies evolve, the software used to manage a business must too. When your enterprise software doesn’t evolve with…

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Performance Based Logistics

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy

When a force needs to be scrambled to respond to an immediate threat, equipment needs to be instantly ready for deployment. Mission scenarios are changing for the military. Reduced levels of major military conflict around the world have been counter-balanced by significant increases in less predictable, counter-insurgency style operations. When a force needs to be…

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Construction

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Strategy, Supply Chain

While the construction sector’s digital history is weak, new technologies and ways of working are driving the industry to implement more integrated processes and systems. At the end of May, I joined IFS customers, partners and experts from across the UK construction industry at the Institute of Directors to discuss the digital issues currently affecting…

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

  Guest Author: Alfred Godeke, Managing Director of IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence Alfred founded VisionWaves in 2000, which in 2015 became IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence (EOI). He is responsible for the Global Competence Center for Enterprise Operational Intelligence. Back in 1996, I was working as a management consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and had spent prior years…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy

Why business intelligence (BI) tools are no longer enough to support today’s military logistics and why a new approach is needed. Maintaining operational effectiveness while balancing budgets is a constant consideration for the military, be it for a whole defense department, support chain, or even military base. Military organizations are now tasked with support responsibility…

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Oil & Gas Industry Podcast on Digital Transformation

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, IFS Radio Network, Oil & Gas

IFS Radio Network podcast: The topic of digital transformation may not have meant anything to the oil and gas industry three years ago, but today it’s a fact of life. We hear the term “Digital Transformation” being talked about quite a bit by the press. It’s something that is affecting companies in every industry, regardless…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing

A recent survey showed 88% of companies said that they were undergoing digital transformation, however only 25% understood what it was. As a manufacturer, the term digital transformation may be foreign, but in fact, manufacturers have been using digital technologies for many years already. If you think about it, EDI has been commonplace for a…

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