by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology

Companies that succeed are the ones that embrace change. They have the built-in flexibility to respond to fast-changing business conditions.  The power to change is achieved through business transformation. And technology and business transformation go hand in hand.  Having the ability to transform and change business processes and systems quickly is a big differentiator. The…

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Top Trends for 2014 according to IFS Labs

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in IFS Labs

It’s that time of the year again – prediction time. Making predictions for the far off future is one thing, making them for next year is something completely different. Harder. More difficult. Higher risk of making a fool of yourself. More of a challenge.

Here at IFS Labs we’re not ones to shy away from a challenge. So here goes; the IFS Labs trend spotting for 2014.

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Events

Change — inexorable, accelerating and disruptive — was a main theme of the IFS World Conference in Barcelona. P.J. Jakovljevic, in this in-depth report (available for download with your free Technology Evaluation Center log-in) elaborated on how this may have been appropriate given the economic, political and technological change confronting us. “Given the state of…

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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   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

Performance-based logistics (PBL) was designed as a cost-saving measure for weapons system support efforts. And reduce weapons system cost is exactly what a joint venture between GE Aviation, IFS North America, Sogeti USA, and U.S. Navy PBL Personnel did.  The F414 project, which relies on IFS Applications aerospace and defense solutions, has been given the…

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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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