by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Mobility

Is mobile ERP on the bleeding edge, or on the verge of becoming maintstream? Have vendors figured out effective ways to deliver secure, mobile ERP? In this special mobility episode of the IFS Radio Network, Ray Wang of Constellation Research enumerates the megatrends that are driving ERP and other enterprise software, inexorably, towards its mobile…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

BRICS nations have an opportunity to assert themselves on the global stage and are looking to invest in their armed forces. Defense spending in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and other emerging economies shows no signs of abating. Indian military imports are coming up to $100 billion, South Africa is tipped to spend over…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Construction and Contracting

As the global energy sector reconsiders the place of nuclear in the power generation portfolio, all eyes ought to be on the recent deal to construct the United Kingdom’s first new nuclear plant in decades, especially after analysts at stockbroker Liberum Capital said government commitments to French company EDF will make Hinkley Point the most…

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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   |    |   0 minutes Less than a minute  |  in Business Technology

Each month, the IFS Radio Network serves up a roundup of breaking news on all things IFS. This month, we take a deep dive into the Q3 financials, including recent public remarks from CEO Alastair Sorbie and CFO Paul Smith? What do the senior executives have to say? Plug in your earbuds and stream the…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Mobility

Interest is high in mobile interfaces for enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM). Intuitively, we all know that with over a billion smartphone shipments and 222 million tablet shipments projected for 2016, these are the devices people will want to use to access enterprise systems. Will our ERP and…

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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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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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