by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive

When the industrial revolution came to the paper manufacturing industry in the early 1900’s no one could have envisioned how quickly we would progress to a fully automated production environment with supply chains of raw material and finished goods so optimized that the actual production became a mere supporting activity. We have evolved efficiency in…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Service Management

For a couple of years Near Field Communications (NFC) has been pushed by Google and others as the next big thing for smartphones. There has been a lot said about the merits of consumer applications for NFC, including digital wallets and replacing some of Bluetooth. But what about applications in business—what role could NFC play there? Here at IFS we’ve been looking into just that.

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Research

How do you access enterprise software from mobile devices while doing maintenance work and other asset management activities?

It’s a question we recently asked executives at industrial companies with more than $50 million in annual revenue and have some involvement with enterprise software selection. We heard some surprising answers…

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