Advanced analytics and digital transformation – is this a game changer for the construction and infrastructure industry?

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Digital Transformation, Research, Strategy

87% of enterprises believed that big data/analytics will change the competitive landscape of their industries within three years. The data-driven, digital asset lifecycle is causing huge disruption for organizations in the construction and contracting industry. I predict that the companies that adopt these new technologies will be the winners of the future. Ignoring these trends…

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Predictive Maintenance in Oil & Gas

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Oil & Gas, Research

When hype meets reality – that’s when we all need to listen! Working in the software industry, you are constantly challenged to innovate and look into digital opportunities. On one side, there is the hype and on the other, you have your customers asking you to develop. When customer demand intersects with hype, that’s when…

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IFS Internship

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Technology, Finance, Research

Real life work experience may seem frightening, especially in combination with a new country and culture. However, with IFS at your back, you have the right conditions for a great and engaging internship. GUEST AUTHORS Therese Ekstrand has her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Communication and is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in…

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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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Asset Management

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Research, Strategy

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 across different vertical industries and here, Antony…

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RETAIL INDUSTRY

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Research, Retail

IFS recently 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 across different vertical industries and here, Ulf Tillander gives his thoughts on…

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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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kpis

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Research, Service Management

Metrics. We are all familiar with theories that people buy into, because they are compelling, believable, and supported with hard facts.  But then, people often struggle to apply the theory into their business lives.  This essentially sums up the view on performance metrics. GE Capital states: “The best metrics are those that communicate to senior…

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Industry 4.0

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, IFS Labs, Mobility, Research, Strategy

2014 will go down in history as the year when the Internet of Things (IoT) hype peaked. Thus the interesting question becomes what will happen next? Will IoT follow the usual pattern of a set-back due to overinflated expectations, only to return later as widely adopted part of our lives? Or will IoT be the exception that goes directly from hype to use?

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