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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)

Matching up ERP Delivery with the Requirement

Posted on 20 December 2016 by Jeff Gilbert

jeff_matching_up_erp_delivery_with_the_requirement.jpgI look in my diary – I see two days on a site somewhere the other side of absolutely nowhere, otherwise known as Norfolk. Objective: ‘Improve planning process’.

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Topics: Selecting ERP

Bots Mean Business

Posted on 15 December 2016 by Rob Hurry

rob_bots_mean_business.jpgChances are if you’re living in the 21st century and own a phone or computer, you’ve already had a chat or two with a chatbot. Often so realistic, users may not realize they’re talking to a machine, albeit an intelligent one. These conversation-mimicking AI programs are fast transforming the way we interact with the internet.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Is Small the New Big?

Posted on 14 December 2016 by Doug Hunter

doug_is_small_the_new_big.jpgAs global change and interesting rebellions fill the news we can’t escape the fact that common sense is no longer common. Established and new democracies are in upheaval globally.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Maintaining/Upgrading ERP

A SYSPRO Year-End Checklist

Posted on 8 December 2016 by Tracey Gates

tracey_a_SYSPRO_year_end_checklist.jpgChristmas comes but once a year, and the same is true of a year-end. For many of us, both occasions present organizational challenges. On the home front, we agonise over what to buy and spend hours trying to keep the dog from eating the tinsel. At work, we rack up stress points as we close out the year, wondering what reports to generate in SYSPRO, what balance functions to run, which GL Integration programs to check, and whether we should deselect the ‘Close Application’ option when processing year-end only. (Yes! You should!)

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

UX is No Longer Optional

Posted on 6 December 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_ux_is_no_longer_optional.jpgHistorically, enterprise software has had a captive audience. Over the past two decades little has been required to engage users. The very existence of a solution was generally enough for businesses to make use of it. This is no longer the case, with users becoming implicitly more savvy to what is and isn’t user friendly. This has mostly been spurred by easy access to things like consumer applications, increasing the level of end user expectation.

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

E-learning Changing the Landscape of Education

Posted on 1 December 2016 by Deirdré Fryer

E-learning changing the landscape of educationEvery day, across multiple articles and blogs, the trend we hear a lot about is disruption, especially in relation to technology and the ICT space. Yet the impact of this disruption spread is not only limited to this space but spreading across multiple avenues.

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Topics: Education, Training and Certification, Owning or (Running) ERP

Smart ERP Moves Businesses into the Fourth Revolution

Posted on 29 November 2016 by Darren Edwards

smart_ERP_moves_businesses_ahead_into_the_fourth_revolution.jpgGo back just three short years and most people would not have been familiar with the phrases “Smart Factories” and “Industry 4.0”. Fortunately, these phrases are based on fact rather than emotion. The fact is, that to move forward and deal with globalisation, industry is having to adopt the first and understand the second.

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

 

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