by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Strategy

The problem with strategy is that none of us can predict the future. We all have aims and objectives for our businesses, but how do we translate those into long-term strategic objectives that we can reach? A common reason for changing business solutions is that the business has outgrown its existing solution and its strategic…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Strategy

One of IFS’s most successful business partnerships is with NEC Corporation, the Japanese multinational provider of IT services and products, who is an IFS partner, customer and shareholder. That partnership began in 1998 and we’ve worked closely together since then to build out NEC’s leadership in key industry areas where IFS Applications, its industry solutions…

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UK Study 5

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Mobility, Research, Strategy

Can the enterprise provide access to corporate data while retaining control over access from multiple devices, over some of which it has limited control? Is the ROI worth the effort and cost entailed in securing mobile access? And what are enterprises doing today to address these key issues? We asked 200 CIOs in the UK for their attitudes.

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Events, Strategy

Multi-sport Olympic events are perhaps the toughest. Not only does the competitor need to be highly skilled in more than one discipline. But they must be able to switch back and forth between them effortlessly. So it is perhaps appropriate that IFS is sponsoring the IBU World Cup Biathlon. Because business is becoming more and…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Service Management, Strategy

According to maintenance and reliability guru Carlo Odoardi, the primary barrier to successful enterprise asset management (EAM) software and reliability centered maintenance (RCM) implementations is not technology. The main barrier is people and the corporate culture they operate in. In this month’s interview segment of the IFS Radio Network, Odoardi, a managing consultant with Conscious…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Events, Strategy

If you had boots on the ground for the IFS World Conference in Barcelona, you are probably already aware that the quality of information presented – from keynote speakers like Ray Wang, IFS CTO Dan Matthews and Pranav Mistry as well as your fellow IFS customers – was very high. The caloric content of the…

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Manufacturing Industry

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Manufacturing, Strategy

Over the last few months, there have been a number of surveys indicating that global manufacturing output is increasing. Last month, the Federal Reserve announced output gains compared to a year ago across multiple manufacturing sectors and another example is the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which released its latest monthly industrial trends survey, highlighting…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Mobility, Strategy

I am a firm believer that products should ship with the expected basic set of features out of the box. This is why I think Samsung’s decision announced to ship their KNOX solution to consumers is the right one. Needless to say IFS is backing Samsung’s KNOX initiative—we already have our first apps available in the KNOX app catalog, and more is to come.

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