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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Digital Transformation, IFS Radio Network

Digital transformation has already begun changing the construction and contracting industry. Learn how it will change the future and how businesses can benefit from it. Digital transformation — this the trend we are hearing about more each day. Buzz words like the internet of things (IoT), building information modeling (BIM) and digital construction are all related…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Mobility, Strategy

Having a young technology-aware workforce and having someone responsible for managing digital transformation is critical to be a winner in the future. Organizations involved in building and maintaining assets are starting to go through the biggest technological transformation they have ever seen. The changes brought on by this transformation are going to transform the industry…

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Engineering, Construction, & Infrastructure

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation

Insight into evaluating ERP software and the key points you should consider. Everyone is now talking about the new digital world. For most, it has become very confusing with new buzzwords like building information modeling (BIM), 3D printing, internet of things (IoT), big data, laser scanning, 4D scheduling, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, drones and…

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Engineering, Construction, & Infrastructure

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure

Four essential tips on BIM (Building Information Modeling) for today’s construction and infrastructure managers. It’s here and it’s changing everything: Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital revolution transforming the competitive landscape of the construction industry. BIM makes us see assets differently. It drives change in how we design, price, construct and maintain assets throughout…

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Construction Industry

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure, Research

At the end of 2015, IFS carried out a global survey of over 1,000 IT decision makers from companies in 12 countries. The survey aimed to gather insight on the subject of change in businesses: its relevance, impact and drivers. The results revealed a number of interesting trends and here are my thoughts relating to…

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Engineering, Construction, & Infrastructure

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the construction sector, Kenny Ingram, predicts how key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016. Within five years we will see an increase in graduates in the construction sector by at least 20% It’s easy to think that as an industry, construction hasn’t changed much over the years as…

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Brierty

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Construction and Contracting

Responding to evolving asset-intensive business and market demands was the primary driver behind a far-reaching decision by publicly-listed Australian mining and civil construction company, Brierty, to embrace IFS Applications as its enterprise-wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to help the company become an agile business. From its base in Perth, Australia, Brierty provides civil construction,…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Business Agility, Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure

Those of you who read my June blog post know that, in late 2013, Dutch maritime specialist Royal IHC embarked on an ambitious plan to implement a single ERP solution world-wide (37 units) in only 2,5 years. As a sequel to that post, I am very pleased to be able to announce the successful deployment…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure

The engineering, construction and infrastructure industry accounts for over six percent of the world’s largest economies from a GDP perspective. So why are we not attracting the right people into the industry? There is a major skills shortage across all functions of the business, not just the tradesman required on the construction sites but also…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting

BIM or (Building Information Modelling) is one of the construction industry’s (relatively few) buzzwords that continues to dominate conversations—and for good reason. Fuelled by government initiatives and industry momentum, BIM empowers companies to plan infrastructure more effectively while reducing the cost and complexity of building and maintaining assets. At the heart of BIM is a…

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