by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Events, Service Management

The 2013 IFS World Conference was a fantastic event, during which a number of future trends and challenges for service providers were discussed at length.  Here are my thoughts on three sessions I found particularly fascinating. The Perfect Storm of Change & the Internet of Things One of the conference themes (as relayed in this…

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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   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Events

This is one of a series of live blog posts directly from the site of the 2013 IFS World Conference in Barcelona. Business journalist Adam Tinworth is a veteran of Reed Business Information and a lecturer on digital journalism at City University in London. His first-hand impressions are accompanied by illustrations of Matthew Buck, cartoonist for Drawnalism. Julie…

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performance based logistics solutions

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Events, IFS Labs

In 2012 worldwide defence spending fell for the first time in a decade. The largest falls were in NATO nations – and there’s not much chance of that changing. Forces need to maintain their capability in that context. New equipment isn’t coming on stream, and thus older equipment is being use for longer – by necessity and design. What can technology do to help in this situation?

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