Key benefits from choosing the right service management software

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Mobility, Service Management, Strategy, Supply Chain

Let’s face it, in 2017 and beyond, if you are relying on whiteboards, spreadsheets and hand-written notes to drive your service operations, then you are going to have an uphill battle on your hands. In my line of work, I regularly speak with service organisations across a range of industries as we aim to learn…

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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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Delivering efficiency improvements through GIS integration – The story continues.

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, Finance, Mobility, Supply Chain

Earlier, I had blogged about how the investments and efforts we’d made into our GIS integration. And, these investments are beginning to pay dividends for many of our customers. At our recent IFS World Conference in Sweden, one of our regulated water companies presented, “Integrating with Geospatial Tools,” about the improvements and progress they have…

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C&C blog post image

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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Everything connected in the new world order

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Events, Mobility, Strategy

Business insight from Microsoft, IFS and IDC share what actions you should take to maximize the benefits of the Internet of Things. Talk of IoT is everywhere. It’s in the news, across social media, a topic of discussion in the office — it’s truly everywhere. But, that shouldn’t come to us as a shock because…

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Digital Transformation

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Manufacturing, Mobility, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

The power of digital transformation is so strong that it can change an entire industry. Companies that change the way an industry does business on the foundation of digital technologies are called digital disruptors. Netflix, Spotify, Airbnb, Uber and Alibaba are digital disruptors. Digital transformation refers to how companies leverage digital technologies to change a…

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Talk hands free

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, IFS Labs, Mobility, Research

I have been in the enterprise software business for almost 20 years where the dominant user interaction has been through keyboards and screens in different sizes and form factors. It started with desktop computers with big monitors, then laptops, then smartphones and tablets. What’s next? Whatever innovation we have seen throughout the years, talking remains…

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surface3pro

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Technology, Mobility

To see where the mobile evolution is going, I’d like to consider my own behavior as a business traveler going through airport security. Standing by the conveyor, I’m likely to produce from my carry-on bag 1) a personal phone, 2) a corporate phone, 3) a laptop, 4) a tablet, and perhaps other peripheral hardware. I…

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