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.

| | 2 minutes | Strategy
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Validates IFS Vision and Customer Success

Gartner has announced that, once again, IFS has been named in the Leaders’ section of the Magic Quadrant for Single-Instance ERP for…

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| | 3 minutes | Manufacturing
What does the factory of the future look like?

One of the perks of my role as Industry Director is that I get to spend a lot of time…

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| | 4 minutes | Manufacturing, Strategy
Remanufacturing & The Move Towards a Circular Economy

In order for European manufacturers to prepare for this new circular economy, it’s important that sustainability is no longer considered…

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| | 4 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing
Is 3D printing ready for the consumer market?

While there’s a certain enjoyment about growing and picking your own fruit – or should I now say printing your…

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| | 4 minutes | Manufacturing, Strategy
How to Close the Manufacturing Skills Gap
Brompton Bicycle

The global economic crisis has had a significant effect on the manufacturing sector, with the prolonged Eurozone slump impacting demand…

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| | 7 minutes | Business Technology, Manufacturing
How Can I.T. Keep Up with the 3D Printing Revolution?

3D printing has continued to hit the headlines with some fascinating use cases, such as the architects in Amsterdam that…

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| | 5 minutes | Business Technology, Manufacturing, Mobility
3 Mobile Enterprise Software Myths Exposed

When a technology is not well-understood, a number of myths or urban legends can spring up to fill in the…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Manufacturing
What Does 3D Printing Mean for ERP?

As I talk with customers at our IFS industry councils and at other professional events, I find many manufacturers and…

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| | 3 minutes | Manufacturing, Strategy
Is the manufacturing industry in recovery?

Over the last few months, there have been a number of surveys indicating that global manufacturing output is increasing. Last…

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| | 1 minute | Manufacturing, Mobility
IFS Mobility Webinar October 3

We’re running a series of IFS webinars looking at how mobile solutions can help business transformation across a range of…

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| | 3 minutes | Manufacturing, Mobility, Process Manufacturing
2 Reasons why the manufacturing industry is behind the curve on embracing enterprise mobility

Mobility continues to be a hot topic in the ERP/enterprise software market, but the conversations are changing from theory to optimization and practical use. In fact, mobility is one of Gartner’s nexus of forces, the convergence of social, mobility, cloud and information patterns that drive new business scenarios. This started me thinking about why manufacturers appear to be behind the curve in embracing this technology and in seeing the benefits on the shop floor.

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