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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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