by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, Strategy

The Internet of Things really is here, so set your strategy now. But what must energy and utility companies do in order to seize this opportunity? At a recent ARC Industry Forum, the evidence was all around me. From tram doors in Oslo to the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland to healthcare clinics in the…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure

Four essential tips on BIM (Building Information Modeling) for today’s construction and infrastructure managers. It’s here and it’s changing everything: Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital revolution transforming the competitive landscape of the construction industry. BIM makes us see assets differently. It drives change in how we design, price, construct and maintain assets throughout…

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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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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the retail sector, Ulf Tillander, predicts how three key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016. Shoppers will reject retailers who don’t offer a true omni-channel retail experience The retail industry is experiencing a shift – the customers are switching between online and physical store contacts as they see…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Oil & Gas, Strategy, Supply Chain

In 2016, the oil and gas industry will jump on the opportunity that big data presents. In 2016, the oil and gas industry will jump on the opportunity that big data presents: machine-learning strategies will become ubiquitous as oil and gas companies start rolling out condition-based maintenance; meanwhile equipment suppliers will move increasingly to a…

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