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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

 

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)

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)

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

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

Mobile Work Styles and ERP

Posted on 15 November 2016 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_mobile_work_styles_and_erp.jpgMind sets and corporate cultures are changing more frequently. Skilled employees are seeking compensation beyond just money, with many choosing freelance over permanent positions, opting for flexibility and autonomy over security.

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

Ransomware and Beyond - Part 1

Posted on 8 November 2016 by Alistair Brough

alistair_ransomware_and_beyond_part_1.jpgThe Internet is teeming with cybercriminals armed with increasingly sophisticated malware designed to steal your data – or extort you for cash. It’s an evolutionary process, an arms race, and a threat to every organization doing business across the Internet. Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report contains some appalling statistics. During 2015:

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

The Evolution of the Manufacturing Landscape

Posted on 25 October 2016 by Cathie Hall

cathie_evolution_manufacturing_landscape.jpgI have attended a number of manufacturing events recently, including our own UK customer event.  In talking to manufacturers at those events it’s struck me how the requirements for information within manufacturing is really changing.

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

The Network Effect on Business Software

Posted on 18 October 2016 by Louise Thompson

louise_network_effect.jpgI often hear parents complaining about the difficulties of raising a teenager. I have one, so I’m not going to say it’s always easy, but there are times that they have something really valuable to teach us. Take technology for instance. A teenager’s ability to accept and embrace technology never ceases to amaze me. The lack of resistance means that they are able to experience and enjoy new technology without skepticism or lag. 

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

 

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