by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Energy and Utilities

The energy and utilities sector has seen massive change over the past 20 years. Major growth has been spurred on by global investment and a growing demand for clean, smart and traceable energy. However, as I discussed in Energy Management, one of the most significant transformations is the role of the energy customer. Gone are…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Energy and Utilities

Solar power for the generation, storage and re-use of energy is one hot topic at the moment. Along with other renewable technologies the planned move to a clean power economy by countries like the USA and China has to be embraced and applauded. What will be needed in this drive, though, is new/enhanced infrastructure, new…

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energy and utilities industry

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Energy and Utilities

Energiforum is an opportunity for IFS customers in the energy and utilities industry to meet, exchange ideas and hear about each other’s future plans. With approaching 80 attendees, the Energiforum 2015, held early this year in the Clarion Hotel & Congress Airport, was as always a lively affair. New and mature IFS customers plus software…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Energy and Utilities, Events

Today at ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, we’ve announced a “plug-and-play” version of IFS CPM (corporate performance management), for companies in the Power Generation sector. In today’s fast changing world, business intelligence (BI) is not enough. It’s clear the energy and utilities sector transformation has been a significant reality over the past 20 years: huge global…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Energy and Utilities

One of the more interesting pieces of news that came out this week is that the two biggest economies in the world have for the first time agreed targets to reduce Carbon Emissions. As reported in the NY Times and quoting David B. Sandalow, “For the world’s biggest emitters to be coming together and announcing…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Energy and Utilities, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Service Management

In the asset-intensive industry, usability is becoming a subject of increasing priority. If we look back at the early days of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) in the 1980s, we typically get an image of a few users on a system with green screens. Those few users were not only the experts with such a system,…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Energy and Utilities

  How do you solve complex asset maintenance issues on-site, without actually being on-site? And if the person with all the knowledge is on the other side of the country, or the world, and you immediately need their assistance to assist you in fault finding at the top of a wind turbine? What then? Well, here…

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