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, 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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| | Estimated reading time: 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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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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| | Estimated reading time: 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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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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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Industries, Mobilité
Pourquoi l’industrie manufacturière a-t-elle un temps de retard dans l’adoption et l’utilisation de solutions mobiles

Il faut savoir que la mobilité est au cœur des forces de l’entreprise selon le Gartner, et que les solutions mobiles permettent de créer de nouveaux modèles économiques. Ce qui me fait m’interroger sur les raisons pour lesquelles les fabricants semblent être à la traîne en matière de mobilité. Pourquoi ne s’intéressent-ils pas à cette technologie ? Pourquoi ne voient-ils pas les bénéfices liés à l’acquisition de solutions mobiles ?

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| | Estimated reading time: 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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