| | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes | Aerospace & Defense
The Potential of Wearable Technology in A&D

Any ‘new’ technology has to reduce complexity and workload for military and aviation operators. With the buzz around the release…

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| | Estimated reading time: 6 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, IFS Labs, Mobility, Research, Strategy
The Making and Breaking of the Internet of Things
Industry 4.0

2014 will go down in history as the year when the Internet of Things (IoT) hype peaked. Thus the interesting question becomes what will happen next? Will IoT follow the usual pattern of a set-back due to overinflated expectations, only to return later as widely adopted part of our lives? Or will IoT be the exception that goes directly from hype to use?

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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Service
Come on Apple—NFC is Good for Business

For a couple of years Near Field Communications (NFC) has been pushed by Google and others as the next big thing for smartphones. There has been a lot said about the merits of consumer applications for NFC, including digital wallets and replacing some of Bluetooth. But what about applications in business—what role could NFC play there? Here at IFS we’ve been looking into just that.

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| | Estimated reading time: 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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| | Estimated reading time: 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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| | Estimated reading time: 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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| | Estimated reading time: 1 minute | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation
IFS is Paving the Way to Market Leadership in Service Management & Mobility

Now, IFS takes another leap forward by acquiring Metrix. With Metrix’s portfolio of mobile solutions for field service management on smartphones and tablets, IFS can now boast one of the world’s broadest solutions for the mobile workforce, including….

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| | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes | Business Technology
Don’t Get too Excited about In-Memory Databases

There has been a lot of talk about in-memory databases in recent months. Recently the discussion has broadened with SAP trying to position their in-memory HANA database as a revolutionary replacement for traditional relational databases (RDBMS) – in particular arch enemy Oracle’s database.

Good time for a reality check.

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