Charles Rathmann

IFS Global Senior Marketing Content Strategist Charles Rathmann is one of the most prolific authors in the enterprise software industry. He has worked in industrial marketing and journalism for more than 25 years and holds a B.S. degree in News-Editorial Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

| | 4 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation
How modern ERP software facilitates real-world digital transformation
How modern ERP software facilitates real-world digital transformation

Layered application architecture delivers enterprise agility. Defining digital transformation is hard enough. Wikipedia defines it as “the change associated with…

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| | 2 minutes | Asset Intensive, Business Technology, IFS Radio Network Podcast, Service, Strategy
PodcastA Hype-Free Look at IoT

Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest three-letter acronym (TLA) in an industry that loves to come up with new…

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| | 2 minutes | Energy, Utilities & Resources, IFS Radio Network Podcast, Mobility, Service
PodcastLike a Field Service Management Superbowl

Tom Bowe, IFS’ global industry director for field service management, is a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers. Most…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Strategy
An Agile Answer to those Useless Facebook Quizzes

So a bunch of really smart people here at IFS had a brainstorm. If people would waste their time to take a quiz with no payback, why not offer up an interactive online quiz that would yield valuable business insight about their level of business agility?

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| | 3 minutes | Automotive, Business Technology, IFS Radio Network Podcast, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing
PodcastCould you handle this many recalls?

General Motors has issued about 70 recalls in the course of 2014, as of this writing. These recalls are enumerated here,…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Strategy
Star Wars’ Hidden Business Agility Message

In this entertaining post, blogger Paul Cooper takes a lighthearted look at business agility by deconstructing the egregious errors committed…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Strategy
Does IFS Live Up to The Agile Enterprise Hype?

What we say makes little difference. So please — download this whitepaper, read it, and tell us what you think. When it comes to ERP software, does IFS walk the walk or just talk the talk?

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Strategy
The Silent BI Revolution
Industry 4.0

According to a recent study completed by IFS and Advantage Business Media, the very largest of companies have the best access at this juncture to built-in BI.

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Strategy
If nothing in your business will change in the next 10 years…

…selecting and implementing enterprise software would be a lot easier. Sure, you would still need to ensure that whatever enterprise…

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| | 4 minutes | Business Technology, Strategy
A Business Agility Lesson from Muhammad Ali

In a previous post on the importance of operational knowledge to business agility, we use a colorful analogy make clear that if…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Strategy
A 3:30 a.m. Lesson in Business Agility

Next time you make this mistake, consider it as a lesson in business agility. It is dark in the house,…

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| | 4 minutes | Business Technology, Strategy
What an article written in 1960 means for 21st Century business agility
Theodore Levitt

What business are you really in? Today, you may be in the aerospace components business. Or the power generation business….

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