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

Future relevance requires a strategy. No-one can predict the future except to say that it will be different from the present. How can you ensure your current strategy provides future relevance? ‘Strategic timing’ is part one of a three-part blog series outlining the strategic cornerstones required for reinforcing business longevity. Seeds of thought Early spring…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Business Technology

Fluctuating oil prices, labor skills shortage and more complex assets entering service are all part and parcel of this competitive environment that is 2019. Despite the growth in air travel demand bringing opportunities for airline operators, they will face challenges along the way. When looking at the technologies which will help operators maximize efficiency over…

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Oil Rig Digital Twin

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Oil & Gas, Transform Your Business

According to a recent report from EY analysing the Norwegian Oilfield Services in 2018, all oil and gas sectors will experience growth in 2019. This following a fall of nearly 2 percent in exploration and production drilling in 2018 – which EY also expect to grow by 10 percent in 2019. Industry growth and innovation…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Technology, Transform Your Business

The line between the cyber and the physical world is blurring. Military and commercial organizations are trying to keep pace with technologies such as intelligent planning tools, digital twins, augmented reality and the solutions that can manage them—as well as combat threats in new domains. In 2019 and beyond there are three areas we can…

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by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Transform Your Business

AI will combine with new-generation sensors to create a new kind of business automation in 2019. Digital twins will help companies see their businesses anew, with shared simulations that offer security in investment and product development. And blockchain will shed its negative perceptions, emerging as an enabler, not a disruptor. 2019 will be all about…

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Photo by Philipp Birmes from Pexels_Treagust Predictions

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Finance, Strategy, Transform Your Business

2019 is already shaping up to be a turbulent year when finance departments take a more strategic role. After 10 years of bullish growth we could see a severe global liquidity crisis, and after a boom & bust 18 months 50% of cryptocurrencies could disappear. Integrated operational and strategic technology should support the development of…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Transform Your Business

A new generation of point AI solutions will prove themselves in 2019. They’ll build new trust, urgency and understanding of what ‘AI’ actually is, and just how much it can deliver. Voice-driven solutions will lead the charge. And we’ll see pick-and-place robots in smart warehouses delivering a major competitive edge, as companies advance their use…

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by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Engineering and Infrastructure, Transform Your Business

2019 will see a digital leap forward as many construction companies explore implementing integrated business software into projects for the very first time. Tighter margins, global skills shortages and new industry entrants are all ramping up the pressure on traditional construction businesses to deliver greater productivity and more integrated, cost-efficient projects, on time, every time. PREDICTION #1:  50%…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Process Manufacturing, Transform Your Business

For many years the world has seen organizations founded to drive progress in environmental sustainability. The list is long, and increasing with new schemes and governance organizations being announced almost daily there are even organizations for ‘eco friendly concrete’ and ‘the sustainable phosphorous alliance!’ What was once a fad that many companies paid lip service…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Transform Your Business

Drive strategic work to attain the right contracts and organize operational work becoming as efficient as possible. There are general expectations and there are unique expectations for specific industries and organizations. Purchasing can play a pivotal role in delivering bottom line results, nurturing relationships and providing access to important partners. IFS can help organizations across…

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