Antony Bourne

As the Senior Vice President of IFS Industries, Antony Bourne leads a team of global industry experts covering IFS focused industries, product marketing, and supports sales, marketing and partner enablement.  He is an advocate for the need for flexibility and proactivity within the industry, is a lead spokesperson for IFS, and is well respected for presenting innovative ideas at conferences (Gartner, IDC and ARC included). Penned authority pieces include insight into next steps for intelligent tech and its impact on the future of manufacturing.

| | 4 minutes | Transform Your Business
Will AI-driven productivity result in a shorter work week?
AI shorter work week

As businesses adopt artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline or even automate many decision-making processes currently handled by humans, what will…

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| | 7 minutes | Manufacturing
2020 manufacturing predictions: connecting machines to networks and companies to end-consumers
2020 Manufacturing Predictions

While change is buffeting the industrial manufacturing industry from a number of directions, the most disruptive changes will be those…

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| | 5 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing
If Amazon did Factories
If Amazon did Factories

Amazon recently announced record profits of $3.03bn, breaking its own record for the third consecutive time. However, Amazon appears to be…

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| | 5 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Transform Your Business
2019 manufacturing predictions: start small, win big with AI

A new generation of point AI solutions will prove themselves in 2019. They’ll build new trust, urgency and understanding of…

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| | 3 minutes | Manufacturing
Choosing software to manage what’s next in manufacturing
Manufacturing Header

Choosing new software for your business is not easy, as many of the manufacturers I meet tell me.  Everyone says…

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| | 5 minutes | Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation
3 Real-World Use Cases of Artificial Intelligence Delivering Real Value in Enterprise Applications

“AI” is one of the most overused technology buzzwords of the last 2-3 years.  But the term is not going…

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| | 2 minutes | Manufacturing
Sustainable Manufacturing: an Opportunity, Not a Punishment

As manufacturers face a customer that increasingly demands sound, eco-friendly products , they are increasingly looking at how they can…

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| | 4 minutes | Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Transform Your Business
Era of the Smart Factory: How can manufacturers get to the future quicker?

Businesses are constantly told they will go broke if they do not digitally transform and quickly, but for manufacturers it’s…

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| | 2 minutes | Manufacturing
How much do you think it will cost?
How much do you think it will cost? Bidding and estimating

“How much do you think it will cost?” This is often a common question a manufacturer will ask themselves when…

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| | 2 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategy
Are you a manufacturer that has yet to derive value from servitization?
Fabrication : développer une culture d’entreprise adéquate pour tirer profit de la servicisation

Businesses looking to differentiate themselves in the industrial manufacturing industry should consider combining traditional products with new services (servitization). By…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Oil & Gas, Research, Strategy
How oil companies can adjust their business to a period of recovery
How oil companies can adjust their business to a period of recovery

The oil and gas industry is recovering, but companies need to deal with a new reality where a lot of…

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| | 7 minutes | Manufacturing, Research, Strategy
3 game-changers for the manufacturing industry in 2018
2018 manufacturing industry trends

The Internet of Things (IoT) being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model and 3D…

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