Read the latest business technology blog posts from IFS industry experts here. These authors understand the ins and outs of business technology and where it’s heading. Discover what IFS has to offer for enterprise technology solutions.

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The Business Case for Mobility – the Visser & Smit Story

Borg van Katwijk, Financial Director at Visser & Smit Marine Contracting said, “Our workforce is becoming increasingly mobile. By using business apps, such as IFS Notify Me, our employees are no longer required to be at their desks. IFS Notify Me enables them to approve purchase orders and invoices at any time and at any location—at home, at the office, or on the go. This boosts productivity and ensures up-to-date information in our central ERP system.

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| | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes | Business Technology, IFS Labs
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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Windows 8 vs. iPad – It’s PC vs. Mac all over again
Old Machintosh computer

I have just returned from three months paternity leave, and I must say that in addition to enjoying time with my kids it has been quite refreshing to experience IT “out of business”. Rather than reading IT press, the last few months I have seen how the iPads and Windows 8 devices work in the hands of my kids, their cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.

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| | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes | Business Technology, IFS Labs, Strategy
Data is the New Oil – Discover and Tap It and You May Earn a Fortune

Did you know that 90% of information available today is created within the last two years? Have you ever thought about the business advantages to learn how to use these tools in business? Have you encountered the risk if you don’t?

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CRM App – The most wanted business app is now also available on Android

According to and IDC survey 31 percent of companies indicate CRM (e.g. management of sales, contracts, activities, and opportunities) is the mobile business app that would most significantly impact their business. We have it. Please try it.

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| | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation
Shorter Time to Value with “IFS Upgrade” Program

The aim with IFS Upgrade is to help our customers upgrade to the latest version of IFS Applications, thereby quickly taking advantage of new functionality to improve productivity and their competitive edge.

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The Business Case for Mobility

A mobility business case must show both tangible and intangible returns that drive a company toward its business goals. Today IFS launches new public mobility pages where you can get inspired by the business benefits using IFS mobile solutions.

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| | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events
LOOKING BACK…AND LOOKING AHEAD!

Seeing the results of the post-conference survey, I am pleased, but not surprised, by the activity that got the most positive response. It was the Meet the Expert area. Dear R&D colleagues, feel proud as your contribution to a successful conference is crystal clear.

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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, 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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| | Estimated reading time: 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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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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