by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, IFS Applications, Oil & Gas, Transform Your Business

How do you provide accommodations for construction workers when their work site is an oil rig located 500 miles from shore? You turn to Floatel, whose fleet of floating hotels provide comfortable lodgings above deep waters and hostile environments around the world. I recently had the opportunity to speak with IFS Challenger Champion Marie Sköldenborg, who…

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Skills Gap

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Transform Your Business

When I meet with IFS customers across the UK one of the most common pieces of feedback is the struggle to find talent to bridge the ‘skills gap’ or ‘skills shortage’ affecting UK businesses. On the one hand, they have new technologies entering their factories, warehouses, construction sites and in-field equipment, on the other, they…

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challenger champion- leader

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation

As many in the business software world will attest: managing the company-wide deployment of an ERP platform is a serious business. Yet Bjarte Haugland, Area Head for IT/IM at Norwegian engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contractor Apply, not only managed the successful implementation of IFS Applications, his passion and drive to make every part…

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If Amazon did Factories

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategy, Transform Your Business

Amazon recently announced record profits of $3.03bn, breaking its own record for the third consecutive time. However, Amazon appears to be at a crossroads as to where it heads next. Beyond pouring additional energy into Amazon Prime, many have wondered whether the company may decide to enter an entirely new sector such as manufacturing to drive future…

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Challenger Champions

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Events

Early on in my working life I decided I wanted to pursue a career in technology. The pace of change is like no other sector, the art of innovating in a meaningful way combines theory and practice, and the impact tech has at both a macro- and specific-level can be immense. In the business-to-business sector,…

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

Sustainable, balanced and ethical practices are driving new opportunities for corporate strategy to resonate with stakeholder demands as global culture shifts. ‘Strategic resonance’ is the final part of this three-part blog series outlining the cornerstones required for reinforcing business longevity. Stockholder v Stakeholder Theory In the sixties Milton Freidman introduced Stockholder Theory, arguing that corporations…

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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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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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Balance for Better

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Corporate Social Responsibility, Creativity & Innovation, Transform Your Business

Today we’re commemorating International Women’s Day, with a spotlight on gender diversity and a focus on the gender-balanced workplace. International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity through impartiality and equality. At…

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