Is your GDPR project going to achieve compliance?

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

On May 25, 2018, the new and considerably more onerous general data protection regulations take effect. It affects all companies managing personal information originating from countries within the European Union (EU). As the fines for non-compliance are eye-watering, and the potential ‘ethical fallout’ highly damaging, a successful GDPR project is an essential risk mitigation tool….

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How to navigate the digital journey in the oil rig industry

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Events, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Strategy

Getting your business to an automated efficient state of operating its assets while maintaining safe and reliable operations is possible. The oil rig industry agrees that they are not in the forefront of the digital age, as per discussions at the drilling conference in Stavanger last week (Rigg og Borekonferansen). Perhaps this is because the…

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Is your adherence to enterprise asset management excellence really just surface deep?

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Research, Strategy

Research shows that the fundamentals of asset management and maintenance excellence will remain integral to the optimal performance. Organizations in asset-intensive industries must ensure that their adherence to EAM excellence goes beyond the surface. Enterprise asset management (EAM) excellence can be defined in many ways, but essentially, it is about optimizing the operation of assets…

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Is your field service management software the weak link?

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Mobility, Service Management, Strategy

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and if your business aspires to grow, then your software solutions need to enable, not constrain. Service-based businesses succeed and fail based on how they manage complexity in the face of increased competition. Best-in-class service organisations today are not only responding quickly to market demands,…

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evolution of IoT

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, IFS Labs, Manufacturing, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Retail, Service Management, Strategy, Supply Chain

A look at the evolution of IoT and how businesses have used, are using and will be using it to their advantage. The notion of Smart Manufacturing or Industry 4.0 became a popular topic after the international CeBIT fair of 2011, a mere six years ago but a lifetime in terms of technology maturation. By…

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How to support your evolving omni-channel strategy with RFID and ERP

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

RFID technology has risen to become a valuable element in better performing supply chain management, ensuring that the right products are available in the right place with no discrepancies. Retailers are experiencing challenges in keeping up with the inventory and visibility demands that today’s consumer-centric, competitive retail environment requires. RFID, supported by a multi-layered, flexible…

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Using facilities management technology to meet rising service demands

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Mobility, Service Management

Satisfaction and success can be ever-moving targets. Once a milestone is reached, in business or personal endeavours, we set new goals, new expectations and new benchmarks. In competitive markets, excellent service quickly becomes the new normal. Unlike years gone by, business customers are more educated, savvy and empowered in the buying process. They are spoilt…

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ERP: the building block that drives personalization

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

An omni-channel transaction may be triggered on a smart screen, but delivering on it depends on end-to-end goods visibility, planning and forecasting supply, demand and inventory all in real time. To truly deliver personalization across channels, retailers’ suggestions come from the same source: their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Omni-channel capabilities are making it easier…

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The UK Smart Meter Programme: Meeting the challenges in an evolving market

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, Research, Strategy, Supply Chain

In the UK, our government has told energy suppliers that they must install smart gas and electricity meters in every home and small business by 2020. The issue here, which is the same for any major project undertaking, is the question of whether this an achievable target and what can be done to mitigate delays,…

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