by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, Strategy

The Internet of Things really is here, so set your strategy now. But what must energy and utility companies do in order to seize this opportunity? At a recent ARC Industry Forum, the evidence was all around me. From tram doors in Oslo to the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland to healthcare clinics in the…

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

Is your company “servitizing” its products and “productizing” services? Now more than ever, service management software must be created using agile development processes but it must also enable business process agility. Trending Initiatives: Servitizing Products & Productizing Services Most service business leaders I’ve met with recently are working on “servitization” or “productification” initiatives. I’m not sure…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

No matter the industry, company, or country, reducing time-intensive tasks and costs is always a good thing. Often times in business when we hear or read the word “reduce” it invokes negative feelings — especially after the United States’ Great Recession in 2008 that led many companies to reduce its workforce and budgets. While the word “reduce”…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation

As every business manager knows, change happens all the time, continuously presenting new business risks, opportunities and challenges. While some businesses will merely cope – and many just won’t survive – successful businesses will see change coming and turn it into an advantage. For any product company, no matter if you develop business software, cars,…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

Poor business ethics can lead to a huge devaluation for both Tangibles and Intangibles, with stocks and brand values falling for those being singled out. Outcomes from poor ethical decision-making have been hitting the headlines recently, and the subsequent backlash from the media, public, and legislators alike, have ignited interest in integrating value-added ethics with business…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

Alleviating the top concerns of CFOs requires change modelling to steer investment towards creating an agile and secure business.   Round-Up Welcome to Round-Up, a concise summary of my discussion topics, reviewing all three blogs from 2016’s Q1. From the Tuck-In section, you can access Q1 blogs directly, or catch up on all the salient…

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by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology

Using IFS EOI as its global standard for EOI, Serco now provides its customers with much higher levels of service. IFS EOI transforms businesses into intelligent business operations Early in 2015, several IT analysts announced the introduction and marketplace availability of operational intelligence (OI) platforms that would drive companies to improve and optimize their overall…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

Information management can significantly boost performance and prevent damaging losses, but make sure to consider all elements for maximum affect. Cyber security has been a top 5 concern for the ‘C suite’ for a long time, and with 625,000 known crimes a month in the UK alone according to a recent Computer weekly article, and…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Strategy

Learn about and discover the benefits of Enterprise Operational Intelligence (EOI) in this webcast.   WHAT IT IS End-to-end, discipline-to-discipline and strategy-to-operations; what does that all mean? IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence (IFS EOI) brings together a number of capabilities which, when used in unison, provide a more robust and agile way of managing a business. By combining…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

  As predictions of another global economic storm ring out amid most of the world’s press, and stock markets tumble in fear, there are two things businesses should do to help protect themselves from what lies ahead.  First, gather as much data about your business, Industry, markets, customers and competitors as you can and consider the…

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