by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

As the global energy sector reconsiders the place of nuclear in the power generation portfolio, all eyes ought to be on the recent deal to construct the United Kingdom’s first new nuclear plant in decades, especially after analysts at stockbroker Liberum Capital said government commitments to French company EDF will make Hinkley Point the most…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Service, Strategy

According to maintenance and reliability guru Carlo Odoardi, the primary barrier to successful enterprise asset management (EAM) software and reliability centered maintenance (RCM) implementations is not technology. The main barrier is people and the corporate culture they operate in. In this month’s interview segment of the IFS Radio Network, Odoardi, a managing consultant with Conscious…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

What do you need to know in order to be building information modeling (BIM) compliant? Do you need to invest in new IT Infrastructure? IFS and Construction News are hosting a roundtable event in the Gherkin, London November 28th to discuss these and many more questions surrounding BIM. Private and public project owners alike are…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Energy, Utilities & Resources, IFS Radio Network Podcast, Service

This podcast discusses IFS’s recognition as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for two types of software in the energy and utility industry. In this month’s IFS Radio Network news segment, Senior Advisor for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Stefan Pervik, discusses IFS Applications’ recognition as Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for two types…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is viewed as one of the key methods allowing maintenance engineers to do more with less at the same time as minimizing risk. RCM provides a greater understanding of the level of risk that an organization is currently managing, as well as supporting the establishment of capital maintenance regimes, thereby increasing cost effectiveness and equipment uptime. Implementing an RCM solution is not necessarily a complex or procedure – particularly if an organization follows seven easy steps…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive

When the industrial revolution came to the paper manufacturing industry in the early 1900’s no one could have envisioned how quickly we would progress to a fully automated production environment with supply chains of raw material and finished goods so optimized that the actual production became a mere supporting activity. We have evolved efficiency in…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Service

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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