David is the Director of IFS Labs. In this position, he’s responsible for pushing the limit for what companies can expect to accomplish with enterprise software in the near future. With a number of software teams at his disposal, his unit produces prototypes of software innovations aimed at making companies even better suited to win the battle against their competitors. Since joining IFS in 1997, David has held a number of positions within the IFS Research & Development division. Since early 2010 he is responsible for heading up the IFS Labs division within IFS, creating prototypes of future functionality for IFS Applications – the world’s greatest ERP Software. When not hovering over the keyboard, David enjoys the outdoors and a good game of tennis. He is also a skilled piano player and has a perfect pitch.

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Top 5 Trends for 2014
Top Trends for 2014 according to IFS Labs

It’s that time of the year again – prediction time. Making predictions for the far off future is one thing, making them for next year is something completely different. Harder. More difficult. Higher risk of making a fool of yourself. More of a challenge.

Here at IFS Labs we’re not ones to shy away from a challenge. So here goes; the IFS Labs trend spotting for 2014.

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Evaporating Choices

The Internet is a place where information exist in an abundance. Or is it? With an ever increasing demand for information together with a decreasing number of information sources, is it perhaps time to start looking at alternative business models for services on the Internet?

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Is Free Software Killing User Experience?

I like free stuff as much as the next person. Although I know very well that nothing is free. So what’s the problem? More and more, I find myself disappointed over the fact that “free” means that the product I’m consuming is less than its potential; less than I expect it to be.

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Internet of Things – When Everything is Connected
Internet of Things

What if every item you see around you is connected to the Internet. Let’s consider the implications. If every item produced had a nano chip with an IP-stack to send and receive small pieces of information, it’s really just our imagination that stops us from realizing what can be achieved.

Let’s take a closer look at one of the areas that is certain to make some waves over the next couple of years; the Internet of Things.

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Why GitHub Will Matter to YOU!
GitHub

If you’re a geek, the talk of the town right now is GitHub.

Explained in laymans terms, what GitHub is – on the surface – will be so boring to any regular person that you would stop reading about here… or maybe here!

But GitHub is anything but boring, and when you are done reading this article, you’ll be in the know of how the GitHub paradigm will have real impact on your daily life, in the very near future.

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Did Apple Just Peak?
Did Apple Just Peak?

I don’t think there’s anyone who has ever accurately been able to tell when a phenomenon or a movement peaks, right when it happens.

So we are left with guesses, and why shouldn’t we guess, when it’s so much fun?

Read on to see my reasons for believing we are now starting to see the beginning of the downturn – however temporary it might be – of the regin of this one, really great company.

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The Promise of Computers – 2012

When I was a kid, I used to dream about what I would be able to do if only my parents had the sense to buy me a Commodore 64; the computer of choice when I was growing up.

Not only would I get an A in every subject in school, but I would automate every tedious task in both my life as well as the lives of those around me. We would never have to do anything boring or repetitive ever again. It was going to be a perfect life.

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Twitter – Yes it’s powerful
Twitter - Why it actually matters, to all of us

Twitter – once thought of only as a vanity exercise for the uber-geeks and the Hollywood socialites – is actually a really powerful tool. Not only for marketing and gossip but for instant polling, news commentary and history lessons.

I’m the first one to admit it. I didn’t see how big Twitter was going to be. Sure enough, I was early on the band wagon when it got started, following Steve Jobs and Al Gore and others that I thought was of interest, but I failed to see just how huge it would become.

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2012 – What’s hot, what’s not?
Hot or not in 2012

It’s that time of the year again; prediction time.

With every year end we like to look forward into the next year and try to see what it holds for us. This year is no exception. So what will 2012 be like in the software industry? What will be hot and what will not? We have the list of predictions just waiting for you, right here.

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Nobody Does It Like Bezos
Kindle Fire

On September 28, Amazon CEO and techie extraordinaire, announced their latest creation in the Kindle Series – The Kindle Fire. Usually, I wouldn’t be too excited over yet another pad-release, and certainly not one built on the Android OS, but when Bezos does something, it is usually quite good. So, did he succeed?

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Attending Windows 8 Developer Conference
Windows 8 Metro Start Screen

Let me paint the picture for you. Los Angeles. High 70s and all sunny, 5,000 geeks arriving from left and right, with about 60% of us coming equipped with one or more Apple products. The iPhone is, to this observer, in nearly everyone’s pocket at this event. Those without iPhones had to make due with Android devices and the assorted BlackBerrys. Very few (actually, I did not see anyone) had a Windows Phone. Microsoft has got to be asking themselves what to do?

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Microsoft Windows 8 – New and Old Mixed Together
Windows 8 Metro Start Screen

In Los Angeles, using one of the bigger venues available for these kind of events, some 5,000 developers were gathered on Tuesday Sep 13, 2011, for a full day of keynotes from VP’s and Senior VP’s from the Microsoft development departments, showing the latest version of the Windows operating system; Windows 8.

It is clear from the start that Microsoft has a lot riding on this.

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