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.

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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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| | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes | Créativité & Innovation, Industries, Stratégie, Technologie
Fabricants: avez-vous opté pour la servicisation?
Fabrication : développer une culture d’entreprise adéquate pour tirer profit de la servicisation

Pour se démarquer dans le secteur de la fabrication industrielle, les entreprises doivent opter pour la servicisation en associant les…

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| | Estimated reading time: 3 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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| | Estimated reading time: 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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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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How the manufacturing industry is using technology to increase efficiency
How the manufacturing industry is using technology to increase efficiency

Manufacturers are looking to Smart Manufacturing (US term) and Industry 4.0 (European term) to embrace the benefits of digital technology….

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| | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Oil & Gas, Research, Strategy
Expert advice on how oil and gas companies can increase efficiency
Expert advice on how oil and gas companies can increase efficiency

In the oil and gas industry, efficiency has, and always will be at the forefront of what asset owners and…

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| | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes | Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Research, Service, Strategy
How businesses truly feel about digital change & transformation
How businesses truly feel about digital change & transformation

Digital transformation can mean different things to different people, making it difficult to know when you have achieved it. However,…

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| | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, IFS Applications, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing
Gartner names a Leader in the FrontRunners quadrant for Manufacturing Software
Gartner names a Leader in the FrontRunners quadrant for Manufacturing Software

Why IFS was named a Leader in the FrontRunners quadrant for Manufacturing Software. It was a great honor to be…

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| | Estimated reading time: 10 minutes | Agilité d'entreprise, Créativité & Innovation, Industries, Stratégie, Technologie
Acquérir de nouvelles compétences et créer de nouveaux services – les facteurs clés de succès pour les industriels en 2017

Pallier au manque de compétences et booster les services sont les premières priorités des industriels en 2017. Qu’en est-il de…

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Why servitization is something your manufacturing business needs to consider
Why servitization is something your manufacturing business needs to consider

You may think that servitization will never apply to your business, but there’s a reason why it’s occurring across many…

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| | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Research, Strategy
Data scientists: the who, why and how
Data scientists: the who, why and how

Not enough is currently being done to create and nurture the talents required to create a pool of data scientists….

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