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.

| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Manufacturing
6 ERP features your company shouldn’t overlook

Choosing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package to run your industrial or high-tech manufacturing business is one of the biggest…

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| | 4 minutes | Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Research, Strategy
Manufacturing industry — change is the only constant
Asset Management

At the end of 2015, IFS carried out a global survey of over 1,000 IT decision makers from companies in…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Manufacturing
Predictions for the manufacturing sector

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the manufacturing sector, Antony Bourne, predicts how three key trends will be impacting the industry…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy
Celebrating 3 Years in the Upper Right

It may be the longest title in Gartner Magic Quadrant history, but it is a mighty fine honor in the…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy
IoT is real and it’s happening today

If IoT is to go beyond the hype, then users need to be convinced of its business value before its…

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| | 4 minutes | Business Agility, Manufacturing, Strategy
Paying attention to the weather forecast

In the new IT-ready workplace, businesses really have no excuse to ignore the obvious benefits that demand forecasting brings. What…

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| | 2 minutes | Business Agility, Events, Manufacturing
How to take advantage of the unknown
Gartner crowd

One conference that I always enjoy going to is the Gartner Symposium because I always gain insight into topics that…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Manufacturing
3D Printing beyond the glitz
3D manufacturing

If you’re anything like me, you’re finding it increasingly difficult to be (and stay) wowed by the spectacular feats of…

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| | 2 minutes | Business Agility, Manufacturing
NEC: Empowered By Innovation

Since 1998, NEC have been a valued partner of IFS, and one success factor of the partnership is the similarities…

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| | 2 minutes | Business Agility, Manufacturing
4 ways IFS can support your Growth and Leadership

The reasons that companies choose IFS Applications can often be many and varied, but for US agricultural machinery manufacturer Miller-St….

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| | 4 minutes | Business Technology
Dining out on IoT and M2M

While many understand the general principle, it’s increasingly common for IoT to be used incorrectly and describe a different type…

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| | 3 minutes | Events, IFS Applications, Strategy
Being able to go faster, respond faster and deliver faster
enter

Recent surveys have pointed out that 70 percent of the companies that were in the Fortune 1000 list just 10…

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