by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation

The Office for National Statistics last week revealed new data on the UK’s employment market, productivity and economy. New data, perhaps, but it was – in the large part – the same old story. The number of people in work is falling, as is the number of vacant posts, and productivity is stagnating, bringing the…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Creativity & Innovation, Transform Your Business

Teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship: values of rugby teams, yes, but also values which should form the foundation of any business. The past few weeks have seen rugby fans the world over avidly following and analyzing all the action from the Rugby World Cup. However, business leaders could also learn a thing or two…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Creativity & Innovation, IFS Applications

Having a personal interest in the forest industry I am very happy to see that companies like Derome and Setra are making the right choice of implementing IFS Applications as an enabler for future growth, innovation and the capability of being agile! Agile may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking…

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Cloud Business Case

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Cloud, Transform Your Business

A previous blog post debunked some common myths surrounding migrating enterprise resources to the cloud. In this post, part of our regular series of posts of n-nonsense insight into enterprise cloud computing, I look at the benefits of provisioning core business applications in the cloud. To be clear, at IFS we believe in giving our…

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Debunking Three Cloud Myths

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Cloud, Transform Your Business

Enterprise software will reside increasingly in the cloud. In some rare situations, on-premise instances of enterprise software will be desirable—for instance in mining of offshore drilling where business operations are in remote areas unserved by reliable connectivity. But for the clear majority of businesses, the objections against cloud are, today, easily discounted. As part of…

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AI: a Cornerstone of your Digital Transformation

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Service Management, Transform Your Business

When business leaders think about Artificial intelligence (AI), they usually do so in one of two ways. Either they think of it as science fiction, or they see it as a customer-facing gimmick. The reality, though, is that Artificial Intelligence is already beginning to integrate itself into tools used for Digital Transformation in a variety…

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strategic positioning

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategy, Transform Your Business

The King is dead, long live the King! With change and renewal being the only long-term constant, business positioning and product prediction become key to survival. ‘Strategic positioning’ is part two of a three-part blog series outlining the cornerstones required for reinforcing business longevity. Clairvoyancy or Cunning Your strategy requires provision to have the right…

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What Factor should be guiding your digital transformation

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Service Management, Transform Your Business

It’s easy for an organization to decide to digitally transform their enterprise. They’ve bought into the buzzwords, read the research, consulted the analysts, and seen the figures about the potential cost savings and revenue growth. It all lines up in the abstract, but the question is—how do you actually define what digital transformation means to…

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Don't Overlook Cultural Implications of Digital Transformation

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Service Management, Transform Your Business

One of the most common mistakes that plagues organizations attempting to chart a path to true digital transformation is the oversight of cultural implications. While some operational changes and even technology investments can be fairly cut and dry, the quest for digital excellence is far more intricate. To reap the real rewards of your digital…

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strategic timing clock

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy, Transform Your Business

Future relevance requires a strategy. No-one can predict the future except to say that it will be different from the present. How can you ensure your current strategy provides future relevance? ‘Strategic timing’ is part one of a three-part blog series outlining the strategic cornerstones required for reinforcing business longevity. Seeds of thought Early spring…

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