What’s the link between innovation and company performance?

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Events

Martin Gunnarsson, Product Director & ERP Evangelist at IFS, shares his view about the IFS World Conference 2016 panel discussion on the link between innovation and company success. During a panel discussion at IFS World Conference in Gothenburg, we discussed and shared experiences about the link between innovation and company success. Jon Briggs, moderator of…

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Business Innovation

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

Modern systems and processes can provide an ecosystem where business innovation thrives, and with it, the ‘next big thing’ can be born. Innovative products and services drive growth, therefore, nurturing a company culture that enables and encourages business innovation is a direct investment into future revenues. It is also a significant recruitment and retention tool…

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Predictive Maintenance in Oil & Gas

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Oil & Gas, Research

When hype meets reality – that’s when we all need to listen! Working in the software industry, you are constantly challenged to innovate and look into digital opportunities. On one side, there is the hype and on the other, you have your customers asking you to develop. When customer demand intersects with hype, that’s when…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation

My very first experience of the captivating atmosphere watching biathlon was in Ruhpolding in 2000. It’s amazing to be part of the crowd of thousands of screaming and jumping people when the biathletes ski into the stadium to shoot. At that time we lived in Germany, and Magdalena Forsberg crossed the finish line as the…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

Any ‘new’ technology has to reduce complexity and workload for military and aviation operators. With the buzz around the release of Android Wear and the impending arrival of the “iWatch”, it looks as if wearable devices are going to meet the predictions of being the next widely adopted form of consumer technology – Gartner for…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Energy and Utilities

  How do you solve complex asset maintenance issues on-site, without actually being on-site? And if the person with all the knowledge is on the other side of the country, or the world, and you immediately need their assistance to assist you in fault finding at the top of a wind turbine? What then? Well, here…

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memory chips

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Strategy

I believe the approach taken by Oracle is the right one. After all, why would we in the software industry learn new tools and skills to develop against a new database when we can get the same benefits as an incremental update to the databases we know well?

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Industry 4.0

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, IFS Labs, Mobility, Research, Strategy

2014 will go down in history as the year when the Internet of Things (IoT) hype peaked. Thus the interesting question becomes what will happen next? Will IoT follow the usual pattern of a set-back due to overinflated expectations, only to return later as widely adopted part of our lives? Or will IoT be the exception that goes directly from hype to use?

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