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| | 2 minutes | Strategy
The Different Personas in the Mobility Community
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| | 2 minutes | Strategy
The Different Personas in the Mobility Community

The mobility trend is now entering a second phase where companies are formulating mobile strategies to benefit from the new mobile technologies. They are now busy replacing old mobile devices with smartphones and tablets, and are equipping their staff with business apps as a new and productive user interface to their business applications.

The business mobility community is diversified and covers a broad range of users. It can be separated into three distinct groups…

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| | 3 minutes | IFS Labs
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Internet of Things – When Everything is Connected
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| | 3 minutes | IFS Labs
Internet of Things – When Everything is Connected

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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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Strategy
How Mobility Makes ERP Easier and More Fun
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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Strategy
How Mobility Makes ERP Easier and More Fun

The music industry has transformed thanks to new technologies and new behavior. Mobility is transforming our everyday lives and transforming industries. Which industry is next?

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| | 3 minutes | Creativity & Innovation, IFS Labs
It’s a Brave New World with IFS New Functionality
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| | 3 minutes | Creativity & Innovation, IFS Labs
It’s a Brave New World with IFS New Functionality

Innovation is encouraged at IFS Labs – the opportunity to run with an idea and to see where it leads. IFS Labs are exploring many new and exciting developments that bring huge practical benefits IFS users. David Andersson, Director of IFS Labs, shared six philosophies at our IFS World Conference that we’re basing our future product on.

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| | 4 minutes | Business Technology, IFS Labs
I, Robot – Can Artificial Intelligence Play a Role in Business Applications?
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| | 4 minutes | Business Technology, IFS Labs
I, Robot – Can Artificial Intelligence Play a Role in Business Applications?

You have seen the Hollywood interpretations of artificial intelligence (AI). But what about AI in the real world? What about automating some of the decisions that we do manually in our businesses today? Or what about using AI to provide a better alternative to rule based processing which we use so much of in our business applications?

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| | 8 minutes | Creativity & Innovation
7 Tips to Becoming a Better Public Speaker
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| | 8 minutes | Creativity & Innovation
7 Tips to Becoming a Better Public Speaker

In this post I want to share seven things to remember when you prepare and perform a presentation. I called it “The 7-up speaker technique.”

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Events
3 Things I learned at the IFS World Conference 2012
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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Events
3 Things I learned at the IFS World Conference 2012

One thing I always make sure to do a few days after is to spend a couple of hours reflecting on what the event actually meant to me, IFS, and our customers.

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| | 3 minutes | Creativity & Innovation, Events, IFS Labs
What does a 10K ERP innovation idea look like?
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| | 3 minutes | Creativity & Innovation, Events, IFS Labs
What does a 10K ERP innovation idea look like?

The main theme at the IFS World Conference is innovation and how to invent the future of ERP. But innovation doesn’t come easy. Good ideas are often hampered by thoughts like “this is not unique” or “it’s just an idea, I don’t know how to build it”. But why not reward interesting concepts just for being good ideas and leave practical worries for the experts? That was IFS’s idea when launching the IFS Innovation Award a few months ago. The challenge: give IFS an idea for how to apply technology in an innovative way and we’ll give the winner a cash prize and the opportunity to see their idea made into a product prototype. The winning idea turned out to be a smart way of…

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| | 1 minute | Business Technology, Events
Put IFS Mobile Enterprise Apps on Trial Today
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| | 1 minute | Business Technology, Events
Put IFS Mobile Enterprise Apps on Trial Today

Seriously – I’m challenging you to put IFS on trial today. This week at IFS World Conference 2012, we’ve been sharing our mobility news and future roadmap. One announcement made by Dan Matthews is the launch of seven new IFS Touch Apps, which are free for you to try out today.

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| | 4 minutes | Business Technology, Events
BYOB (Bring Your Own Behavior) is a Driving Factor in the Adoption of Enterprise Mobility Applications
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| | 4 minutes | Business Technology, Events
BYOB (Bring Your Own Behavior) is a Driving Factor in the Adoption of Enterprise Mobility Applications

A CFO once said to me when we discussed mobility; “I don’t want an IT-project, I want a business development…

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| | 3 minutes | Events
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5 Highlights for IFS World Conference – #IFSWoCo2012
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| | 3 minutes | Events
5 Highlights for IFS World Conference – #IFSWoCo2012

Five days to my first IFS World Conference in Gothenburg. As the conference theme “Innovation” suggests, we will be discussing all that is fresh and innovative. We’ll showcase the latest industry trends to help you benefit swiftly from the cutting-edge technology innovations to enhance operational efficiency and increase ROI.

If you are joining us this year, I have five highlights that I’m looking forward to…

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| | 2 minutes | Business Technology
Ericsson in Top Position Thanks to IFS 360 Scheduling
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| | 2 minutes | Business Technology
Ericsson in Top Position Thanks to IFS 360 Scheduling

Have you ever considered the impossible task of optimizing a field workforce manually? Very often companies try to do just that. Actually, it’s not a problem to plan and schedule a mobile field force manually, but you can never optimize the field force manually. Let me prove that with simple calculation.

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