IoT in action and why you should start

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Energy and Utilities, Service Management

How analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT) yields unexpected information. We recently installed solar panels on our house. For those of you that know me, I’m a bit of a technology enthusiast and I’ve been wanting to do this for quite some time. The salesman came with a great story about how good this…

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Three challenges of delivering smart meter programs

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Energy and Utilities, Strategy

Three of the many challenges facing organizations that helping to deliver smart meter programs around the globe. In many parts of the world, smart meter installations have been around for some time, and in some countries, second or third generation devices are now being fitted. According to Metering and Smart Energy International, over the next…

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production et de distribution d’énergie

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Energy and Utilities

Renewables, smart homes, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) will have a massive impact on how energy companies need to address the market in 2018, predicts Colin Beaney, IFS’s Global Industry Director for Energy & Utilities. Trend #1 Renewables hot up—global capacity will double over the next 10 years Every year we’re…

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IFS & innovation comes together at EUW 2017

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Energy and Utilities, Events, Service Management

A recap of the European Utility Week 2017 (EUW 2017) event and more. It’s now been just over a few weeks since we took a stand at the European Utility Week event in Amsterdam. The theme of our booth was aligned with our global Industry Experts campaign and was a look back at the original founders…

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Two very important things your enterprise software should be able to do

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, Mobility

Partnering, collaboration and a rapid implementation – what more could a utility organization want from enterprise software? Clearly, the answer to that is lots of things. However, the point I am trying to make here is that if you procure either an enterprise business application or a point solution for a specific business need, you…

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70 percent of industrial companies need enterprise mobility for digital transformation

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Automotive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Service Management, Supply Chain

New study shows enterprise mobility is an essential step to harness the disruptive technologies in business. Business conditions are changing rapidly thanks to digital transformation, which is defined in this MIT Sloan Management Review article, “The Nine Elements of Digital Transformation,” as the use of technology to radically change the performance or reach of enterprises….

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evolution of IoT

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Automotive, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, IFS Labs, Manufacturing, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Retail, Service Management, Strategy, Supply Chain

A look at the evolution of IoT and how businesses have used, are using and will be using it to their advantage. The notion of Smart Manufacturing or Industry 4.0 became a popular topic after the international CeBIT fair of 2011, a mere six years ago but a lifetime in terms of technology maturation. By…

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Corporate Social Responsibility

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Automotive, Construction and Contracting, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Research, Retail, Service Management, Strategy, Supply Chain

No time like the present… or maybe tomorrow. Have you seen that comic where a medieval king in full armor turns down a machine gun salesman with the words “No thanks, I have to prepare for battle.”? It’s a nod to all those companies who are too busy doing their day-to-day to plan for the…

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The UK Smart Meter Programme: Meeting the challenges in an evolving market

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, Research, Strategy, Supply Chain

In the UK, our government has told energy suppliers that they must install smart gas and electricity meters in every home and small business by 2020. The issue here, which is the same for any major project undertaking, is the question of whether this an achievable target and what can be done to mitigate delays,…

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