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VPN Tunnels – Increasing Security, Promoting Agility

Posted on 7 February 2017 by Alistair Brough

alistar_vpn_tunnels_increasing_security_promoting_agility.jpgThere are days when I feel like throwing up my hands and declaring the phrase ‘Internet security’ to be an oxymoron, like ‘unbiased opinion’, ‘exact estimate’ and the classic ‘military intelligence’.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning or (Running) ERP

Hybrid ERP

Posted on 2 February 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_hybrid_erp.jpgToday’s IT world has become truly hybrid. Businesses are now needing to manage a blend of on- premise and cloud-based assets, being delivered and supported by a multitude of providers.

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How to Write a Good SRS Report

Posted on 31 January 2017 by Don Stimson (Guest Blogger)

don_how_to_write_a_good_srs_reportMany SYSPRO customers think of me as ‘the report guy’. Odd as it may seem, I’ve always loved writing reports. I also enjoy helping SYSPRO users learn to write better reports. Over the course of many years I’ve realized that there are six main points that should be considered when writing reports that are both informative and easy to digest.

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Topics: Owning or (Running) ERP

Digital Disruption: Is Formal Education Obsolete?

Posted on 24 January 2017 by Deirdré Fryer

deirdre_digital_disruption_is_formal_education_obsolete.jpgThe impact of digital disruption in education and the trend towards informal learning has some industry observers commenting that university degrees and formal education should no longer be prerequisites to employment.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification

Flu Season in the Millennial Age

Posted on 19 January 2017 by Gavin Verreyne

gavin_flu_season_in_the_millennial_age.jpgThis flu season has been a tough one for everyone. Many people ended up out of the office and in bed for many weeks. Even after recovery, it takes quite a while to get back into pre-flu shape. As I was going through some absences it occurred to me that, just as the flu virus attacks the human body, there are worms and other viruses that attack our business systems.

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6 Key Trends in ERP for 2017

Posted on 17 January 2017 by Joey Benadretti

joey_6-trends_of_2017.jpgERP remains the backbone of any medium or large business. This is set to remain true looking ahead. But additional functionality, integration ability, and openness to interface with the plethora of new and exciting technologies already here and on the horizon remains critical. The following are some key trends in the industry for the year ahead.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Maintaining/Upgrading ERP, Owning or (Running) ERP

Mobile Apps are so 2016!

Posted on 12 January 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_mobile_app_so_2016.jpgSteve Jobs’ original vision was not for static apps, but rather services that could be accessed as needed. This vision is now starting to take shape with PWAs (for all you non-techies...Progressive Web Apps). 

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning or (Running) ERP

Ransomware and Beyond - Part 2

Posted on 10 January 2017 by Alistair Brough

alistair_ransomware_and_beyond_part_2.jpgNo networked computer system is immune to malware attacks, but some organisations actively prepare to defend themselves. Here, for example, is an illustrative news report that warms the cockles of my Technical-Support-Desk heart.

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Topics: Maintaining/Upgrading ERP

Keeping your ERP Resolutions

Posted on 4 January 2017 by Cathie Hall

cathie_keeping_your_erp_resolutions.jpgWe all start the year with good intentions of what we will and won’t do, but by mid-January most of us have already broken our resolutions.  As a long distance runner I spend many hours running long distances, and many more training.  I train when it’s cold, dark, wet and windy.  I train when I am on holiday.  I train when I probably should be asleep.  I also need to think about what I need to do to support my training: strength work in the gym, my diet, getting enough sleep, not drinking too much.  The reward comes though when I enter an event and reach my goal.  Not only do I measure success in terms of achieving a specific goal – e.g. running from Edinburgh to Glasgow (which is the challenge for March 2017), it’s also about the positive benefits running has on all aspects of my life.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Analytics, Owning or (Running) ERP

Exciting UI/UX ERP Product Enhancements

Posted on 28 December 2016 by Phil Duff

phil_new_year.jpgIt has been a tumultuous year right across the globe. The shock of Brexit, a spate of deadly terror attacks in Europe, the controversy of the US elections, the Syrian refugee crisis … it seems as if there isn’t a single geographical location that has been spared the wrath of 2016.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)


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