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

Take the opportunity to visit us in person in the IFS booth in Hall 5, Stand G08 at CeBIT 2016.   CeBIT is the largest and most internationally represented computer expo. The trade fair is held each year on the Hanover fairground, Germany. It is considered a barometer of current trends and a measure of…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Service Management

When do technological innovations go from being trends to just being parts of everyday life? Put slightly differently: When do they stop being “the next big thing” and are just perceived as “a big thing”? As I have argued before (most recently in Logistics Business IT Magazine), the Internet of Things (IoT) definitely belongs to…

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

At IFS Labs, we have been researching the Internet of Things (IoT) for some time. This has resulted in a number of customer projects, interesting prototypes, and a reusable architecture on the Microsoft Azure cloud. At this point, I want to introduce IFS Labs senior software developer Gökhan Kurt, whose ingenuity, curiosity, and willingness to…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology

While many understand the general principle, it’s increasingly common for IoT to be used incorrectly and describe a different type of technology, that of M2M. To help you understand the difference between the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies, let me explain how IFS enables better dinner parties. For starters Once you’d RSVP’d…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, IFS Labs, IFS Radio Network

The Internet of Things is a phrase that’s getting much attention these days. In the enterprise context, it’s one that IFS is also giving attention to in IFS Labs, the part of IFS R&D that explores new areas of business application functionality, and serves as a testing ground for new development initiatives and proof of…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, IFS Radio Network, Service Management, Strategy

Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest three-letter acronym (TLA) in an industry that loves to come up with new TLAs for use in our prodigious streams of hyperbole-laden marketing collateral. And David Essex of TechTarget, one of the more astute enterprise software journalists out there is not afraid to call a spade a spade….

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

In 20 years’ time, mobility, wearable technology and the Internet of Things will be commonplace and new technologies will change the way war is waged, military equipment is developed and how assets are supported. AI, autonomy and robotics are already becoming embedded in military weapon systems and inevitably will have major implications in the world…

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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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