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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: 3 minutes | Business Technology, Research
IFS Applications is in the Leaders Quadrant

In the enterprise software space, a spot in the “leaders” sector of the Gartner Magic Quadrant is akin to getting…

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| | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes | Business Technology, Research
IFS Applications ROI Study from Forrester

Determining the return on investment (ROI) of enterprise software is never easy. The sheer number of parts of the organization…

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| | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes | Business Technology, Mobility, Research, Strategy
UK Enterprise Mobility – The Current State of Play

Can the enterprise provide access to corporate data while retaining control over access from multiple devices, over some of which it has limited control? Is the ROI worth the effort and cost entailed in securing mobile access? And what are enterprises doing today to address these key issues? We asked 200 CIOs in the UK for their attitudes.

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| | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes | Research, Service
Three field service management trends you can’t ignore

Field service management (FSM) operations are facing unprecedented pressure from competitors and increasingly demanding customers. At the same time advances in technology are set to have a profound effect on field service, such as the increasing adoption of enterprise mobility, schedule optimization tools and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

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| | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes | Research, Service
ERP in the Cloud: What do businesses want?

Today, most enterprise software runs on servers at a business’ premises. Of course a growing percentage of solutions like customer relationship management (CRM) or even enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications are delivered from the cloud. Sometimes they are even sold not through a perpetual license, but as as a subscription service or from the cloud.

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| | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes | Asset Intensive, Research
How Mobility Access Unlocks Business Benefits for Industrial Maintenance

How do you access enterprise software from mobile devices while doing maintenance work and other asset management activities?

It’s a question we recently asked executives at industrial companies with more than $50 million in annual revenue and have some involvement with enterprise software selection. We heard some surprising answers…

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