11th August 2014 – Diginomica
Digital makeover boosts mobile workforce management at PHS
PHS are currently in the final phase of rolling out a new mobile workforce management system which allows it to track the location of its engineers and allocate urgent jobs on the fly. Reporting by Phil Wainewright.
7th August 2014 – ComputerworldUK
PHS invest £5 million on customer-service focussed IT products
Margi Murphy reports on how PHS is moving to the cloud, mobilising workforce and creating customer-focussed websites.
29th July 2014 – ComputerworldUK
Whitworths improves productivity with new core application
Margi Murphy reports on the UK food manufacturer which is in the middle of a "massive sea change" with a new IT system from IFS.
18th July 2014 – Diginomica
IFS CEO: Mobile is a game changer, no demand for big data or Saas
IFS, which specialises in ERP and related enterprise software for engineering-intensive industries, is reaping the benefits of the global economic recovery, based on its Q2 results yesterday. Phil Wainewright from Diginomica caught a briefing with CEO Alastair Sorbie to see how the $400 million-a-year vendor views its market.
17th July 2014 – Computer Weekly
IFS reports 13% increase in first half software licence revenue
IFS, the Sweden-based ERP company that focuses on sectors such as aerospace, defence, and oil and gas, has reported half year licence revenue growth of 13%. IFS CEO Alastair Sorbie contrasted this with SAP’s 2% decline in traditional on-premise software licence revenue in the second quarter of 2014. Brian McKenna reports.
27th June 2014 – Business Computing World
5 Trends That Will Shape The Future Of ERP
Dan Matthews, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at IFS, provides five technology trends that he believes have the potential to shape the future of ERP, if implemented correctly.
20th June 2014 – Manufacturing & Logistics IT
What impact will the manufacturing skills gap have on the UK's future economic growth
Antony Bourne, global industry director at IFS, discusses how a shortage of hi-tech skills could impact on the UK's future economic growth as the economic outlook continues to improve.
27th May 2014 – The Manufacturer
ERP Connect review
James Pozzi reviews ERP Connect, The Manufacturer's biannual event recently held at London's Ambassadors Bloomsbury hotel.
21st May 2014 – Computer Weekly
IFS ERP investment underlies port firm’s growth
In 2010 the UK government announced a £75bn investment in offshore wind in the North Sea. For companies supporting industry in this area, this was an opportunity to reverse a half a century of industrial decline.
Lindsay Clark explores how for PD Ports, which runs ports in Teeside, Hartlepool, Hull, Immingham and Felixstowe, capitalising on this opportunity meant getting an integrated view of their business by investing in a new enterprise resource planning system.
8th May 2014 – Business Computing World
Enterprises Must Prepare To Embrace Wearable Tech
There’s no question that wearable devices will be the next widely adopted form of consumer technology. ‘Wearable tech’ was the talk of CES 2014, the global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow in Las Vegas in January, and Gartner has predicted that the market will be worth $10 billion by 2016. David Andersson, Director of IFS Labs, examines how the enterprise might also benefit from this new technology.
24th April 2014 – The Manufacturer
IFS demonstrates wearable technology benefits
James Pozzi examines the announcement by IFS Labs, the innovation division of global enterprise applications company IFS, that it has created a proof-of-concept that shows how users of business applications can benefit from wearable technology.
23rd April 2014 – Computer Weekly
Wearable technology isn't real yet, is it?
Adrian Bridgwater discusses the announcement by IFS Labs that it has created a proof-of-concept that shows how users of business applications can benefit from wearable technology, such as the recently launched Samsung Gear 2.
17th April 2014 – Apps World
More than a quarter of mid market firms lack a mobile strategy, research finds
Kate Williams examines the surprising results of new research, published by Intrinsic in conjunction with Vanson Bourne, that reveals that more than a quarter (28%) of mid market companies in the UK don’t have a mobile strategy in place.
9th April 2014 – The Manufacturer
Can information systems keep up with the 3D printing?
Antony Bourne, global industry director at IFS, explores how information systems can keep pace with the accelerated progress of 3D printing.
6th February 2014 – The Manufacturer
Aston Martin recall: what now for its supply chains?
Antony Bourne, global industry director at IFS, gives his take on the Aston Martin product recall which could result in the recall of over 17,000 of the automotive manufacturer's sports cars.
31st January 2014 – Construction News
Construction News BIM roundtable
Industry pioneers met to debate how to build on the growing momentum behind BIM (Building Information Modelling) adoption and ways to tackle the issues of collaboration and education that stand in the technology's way.
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30th January 2014 – The Manufacturer
Enterprise mobility and UK manufacturers – the current state of play
Antony Bourne, global industry director at IFS, talks about the current state of the relationship between enterprise mobility and UK manufacturing.
29th January 2014 – Shipping & Marine
The data day
The defence maritime industry is still finding its feet with big data but as it continues to march forward into the information age, the value of this intelligence cannot be overlooked. Brendan Viggers takes a look at how big data will impact the maritime industry.
13th January 2014 – Cloud Pro
Enterprise apps stores - why they're the future for business
More companies are looking at the benefits of enterprise apps stores, but what are the advantages? The rise of the enterprise app store is a phenomenon that is set to shake up the IT industry. Analyst Gartner recently predicted that a quarter of all enterprises would run an app store by 2017. Mark Samuels examines how CIOs can help their organisations deal with the increase in demand.
8th January 2014 – The Manufacturer
New year, new wishes
James Pozzi speaks to five figures from UK manufacturing to get their industry wishes for 2014.
6th January 2014 – Computer Weekly
Minerals firm Imerys upgrades IFS ERP as economy lifts
IT departments can be forced to upgrade business applications because the alternatives are unpalatable. But sometimes tackling a tough problem can yield unexpected rewards, writes Lindsay Clark.
6th January 2014 – IT-Director.com
IFS report reveals enterprise mobility strategies focus on benefiting employees over customers
Results from a study of 200 CIOs and IT Managers from medium to large corporations.