2017: Sustainable strategies or volatile velocity — which will it be?

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Finance, Research, Strategy

Remember ‘business as usual’? For many, it seems lifetimes ago. 2016 was one of the most volatile socio-political years in living memory. Literally, overnight some of the world’s most permanent trading blocs suddenly felt precarious. If 2016 taught us anything, it was that anything can happen—and probably will. The only sure-fire prediction for 2017 has…

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Data and electric driving automotive in new directions in 2017

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Research, Strategy, Supply Chain

The race to integrate new, lightweight materials into mainstream models will intensify, decades-old production processes will need to be transformed and China will grow its lead in electric vehicle (EV) production. Automotive competition in 2017 will be fierce—but will come from unexpected directions. Stefan Issing, Global Industry Director for Automotive at IFS, predicts that these…

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2017 energy & utilities industry predictions

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Mobility, Research, Service Management, Strategy

Changes in consumer demand and new opportunities in renewable energy production are leading energy companies to invest in alternative sources, modernize their infrastructure and seek new revenue streams. This will continue as energy and utility companies come to grips with building smarter infrastructures and integrating powerful new technologies and analytics platforms. Colin Beaney, Global Industry…

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manufacturing industry predictions

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

Bridging the skills gap and boosting services will be top priorities for manufacturers in 2017. And IoT? Today, 50% of the costs of IoT projects go on integration. 2017 will see many manufacturers realizing they already have IoT solutions—now they need to integrate them better to leverage the full benefits. Antony Bourne, IFS Global Industry…

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2017 defense industry trends

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

A new wave of technologies and an increase in cyber-based attacks are forcing the defense industry to adapt. While defense budgets are under scrutiny in the West, defense spending is increasing dramatically in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions, opening new markets for growth and opportunity. It truly is an industry in flux. Here Graham…

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This will be the year of retailtainment.

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

2017 will be a fantastic year for retailers to experiment by trying out new ideas. There’s only one thing they can’t risk—standing still. What’s in store for retail over the coming years? Ulf Tillander, Global Industry Director of Retail at IFS, highlights three trends that will drive the industry in 2017 and beyond. Store as…

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Watch On Demand: 5 Key Trends in Analytics

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Research, Retail, Service Management, Strategy, Supply Chain

A Business Review webinar with IDC, Microsoft and IFS was held on November 29, 2016. Learn about trends and how Microsoft and IFS create value propositions. Analytics yesterday, today and tomorrow The webinar, 5 Key trends in analytics, was co-presented by IDC, Microsoft and IFS to look at current trends in the market. The presenters…

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eMobility as compared to international standards

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events

eMobility will be a hot topic for many years in all regions of the world, and OEMs and suppliers must be prepared for the future. After the eMobility Summit 2016 in Berlin, the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) analyzed the turnover of e-cars. Especially important is that, up to September 2016, the markets show a mixed picture. Worldwide…

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Strategic HR

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

The responsible creation of long-term value in business is the cornerstone of a successful business leader. With the quickening pace of technological advancement, you may be forgiven for thinking that value can be added just by purchasing the right tech. Yet, it is, and will always be the skill and will of human capital who…

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drone

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Events, IFS Labs, Service Management

How IFS Labs connected an actual flying drone to IFS Applications. Digital transformation is a subject that is much spoken of these days. However, digital transformation is not just applying new technologies to do something different from before. It’s about doing what you do today but better. It’s about innovating in new products and services…

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