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.

| | Estimated reading time: 7 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy
Bridging the skills gap and creating new services – key success factors for manufacturers 2017
manufacturing industry predictions

Bridging the skills gap and boosting services will be top priorities for manufacturers in 2017. And IoT? Today, 50% of…

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Do you want to boost your productivity by 30%?
Advanced analytics for industrial manufacturing

I hope that the answer to this question is “Yes!” You may be wondering how this is possible and the…

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Industry 4.0 and embracing disruption
Industry 4.0

While Industry 4.0 does revolve around intelligence gathered from a number of places, it spans more than just IoT. Over…

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Servitization offers a viable method to manufacturers for boosting growth

Servitization offers a viable method of boosting growth for manufacturers’ businesses and the industrial sector overall. The UK is currently…

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I am a manufacturer, why should I care about digital transformation?!
IM blog post image

A recent survey showed 88% of companies said that they were undergoing digital transformation, however only 25% understood what it…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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