by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Manufacturing

As I talk with customers at our IFS industry councils and at other professional events, I find many manufacturers and industrial organizations are already using 3D printing. As a rule, they are using this technology in the research and development setting and for prototypes. 3D printers have traditionally rendered items in plastic, but now, a…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology

Companies that succeed are the ones that embrace change. They have the built-in flexibility to respond to fast-changing business conditions.  The power to change is achieved through business transformation. And technology and business transformation go hand in hand.  Having the ability to transform and change business processes and systems quickly is a big differentiator. The…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Events

Change — inexorable, accelerating and disruptive — was a main theme of the IFS World Conference in Barcelona. P.J. Jakovljevic, in this in-depth report (available for download with your free Technology Evaluation Center log-in) elaborated on how this may have been appropriate given the economic, political and technological change confronting us. “Given the state of…

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by   |    |   0 minutes Less than a minute  |  in Business Technology

Each month, the IFS Radio Network serves up a roundup of breaking news on all things IFS. This month, we take a deep dive into the Q3 financials, including recent public remarks from CEO Alastair Sorbie and CFO Paul Smith? What do the senior executives have to say? Plug in your earbuds and stream the…

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

If you had boots on the ground for the IFS World Conference in Barcelona, you are probably already aware that the quality of information presented – from keynote speakers like Ray Wang, IFS CTO Dan Matthews and Pranav Mistry as well as your fellow IFS customers – was very high. The caloric content of the…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, IFS Radio Network, Service Management

This podcast discusses IFS’s recognition as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for two types of software in the energy and utility industry. In this month’s IFS Radio Network news segment, Senior Advisor for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Stefan Pervik, discusses IFS Applications’ recognition as Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for two types…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is viewed as one of the key methods allowing maintenance engineers to do more with less at the same time as minimizing risk. RCM provides a greater understanding of the level of risk that an organization is currently managing, as well as supporting the establishment of capital maintenance regimes, thereby increasing cost effectiveness and equipment uptime. Implementing an RCM solution is not necessarily a complex or procedure – particularly if an organization follows seven easy steps…

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