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Machine Learning

Posted on 23 March 2017 by Jeff Gilbert

jeff_machine_learning.jpgFor most of my career, I have been engaged in making decisions, or helping others make decisions. Way back in 1997, when I was just a boy, I used a financial tool known as the Hillier Model to help a large South African glass bottle manufacturer decide where to put capital in order to best serve market conditions.

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

The Impact of Automation on Jobs and Roles

Posted on 21 March 2017 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_ai_robotics.jpgRecent advances in robotics and machine learning (AI) have happened so quickly that industry observers could be said to be suffering from whiplash as the implications of AI start to be fully realized, even as the technology itself is still maturing.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

 

What ERP has Learnt from NASA

Posted on 3 March 2017 by Nick McGrane

nick_mcgrane_shoot_for_the_moon.jpgBefore setting three Apollo astronauts on top of 2,350 tons of liquid oxygen, liquid hydrogen and kerosene, then counting down to launch, NASA sensibly ensured they adopted only the technologies they deemed ready to fly. They later standardised this approach and drew up a 9-point scale, against which every element of a development programme could be assessed for ‘Technology Readiness Level’ (TRL). This measurement process helped determine which nascent technologies to take forward through R&D, which ones to side-line and so on.

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

The Power of Automation in ERP

Posted on 28 February 2017 by Tracey Gates

tracey_power_of_automation.jpgLife has been made simpler with Internet banking and scheduled payments. As soon as the functionality was made available, I put my mortgage payments, car payments, utility payments, and every other regular payment I could think of, on an automated schedule. It just made sense to schedule them and save myself the time of paying them individually every month.

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

Innovation Hot Topic at Davos and Closer to Home

Posted on 21 February 2017 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_innovation_hot_topic_at_davos_and_closer_to_home.jpgOne of the key points made at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos recently was the need to drive global economic growth through the pursuit of innovation. This pursuit also forms part of our Product Roadmap for SYSPRO moving into 2017 and beyond.

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

Mastering the Data Ecosystem with ERP

Posted on 16 February 2017 by Rob Hurry

rob_mastering_the_data_ecosystem.jpgThe control and ownership of data and metadata is fast becoming a contentious issue. The value of both is rapidly increasing. While crunching data allows you to derive business intelligence to make better informed decisions, analyzing metadata allows you to identify specific behavioral patterns.

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

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

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

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

 

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