Assessing ERP software of the future: Speed, cost, and creativity key

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One of the main trends we are bound to observe in the evolution of ERP (enterprise resource planning) solutions is the decoupling of cumbersome, large-scale, inflexible all-in-one systems. These systems are giving way to looser and even more highly adaptable options such as cloud applications, SaaS models, alternative integrations, and hybrid IT architecture. This allows for a veritable breeding ground of best in class integrations and combinations to shine.

The natural evolution of ERP...

By Aaron Continelli, 04 August 2016, 1 comment. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Data & Analytics.

Why healthcare CIOs and directors are concerned over meeting 2020 paperless deadline

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Two in five healthcare professionals admit that patient records are not currently digitised in their organisation, while the move to mobile and wearable technology is gaining momentum, according to a new survey from OpenText.

The report, conducted via iGov Survey, found interesting benefits for those who had already digitised certain records; access to data anytime, anywhere was considered important to almost half (49%) of those polled, while faster access to data and information...

By James Bourne, 01 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

The paperless NHS: Are fully electronic patient records truly attainable?

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In 2013, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt pronounced that “the NHS cannot be the last man standing as the rest of the economy embraces the technology revolution… only with world class information systems will the NHS deliver world class care.”  With that, he laid out his ambition for the NHS to be ‘paperless at the point of delivery’ by 2018. 

That deadline has since been revised to 2020, but the programme received a shot in the arm earlier this year,...

By Ryan Jordan, 30 June 2016, 2 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees.

Why IT is the new defender of customer anonymization

Back in 2013, the term data breach was hardly used. Now, it feels like it is the new normal – and it has major ramifications for your business from the IT department to the boardroom to your public-facing brand. With consumers increasingly wanting personalised customer experiences, what do you need to know to ensure you tread the fine line between a great customer journey and keeping data truly private?

This whitepaper from Jahia and Enterprise AppsTech looks at the ramifications for your...

By James Bourne, 27 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Privacy.

The key to unlocking Identity 3.0 – and avoiding the hell of “crap” passwords

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Identity is almost irretrievably broken – and those who are trying to fix it are going entirely the wrong way about it.

That was the underlying theme from an entertaining talk by Paul Simmonds, CEO of the not-for-profit Global Identity Foundation at Cloud and DevOps World, which puts a focus on finding a global identity solution which is privacy enhancing and globally scalable.

Pulling no punches in the early stages – describing passwords as “really crap”...

By James Bourne, 22 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Identity, Privacy.

The road to DevOps: How enterprises can meet the challenge

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Few initiatives spark more turmoil within IT organisations than the shift from traditional software development and delivery to a more modern, DevOps-based approach. That’s a shame, because DevOps is a superior approach when compared to yesterday’s waterfall-style methods.

The goal of DevOps is to accelerate the delivery of services and increase software innovation by enhancing collaboration between application development teams and IT operations. Properly applied,...

By Christian Paulus, 02 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Seven tips for avoiding data migration disasters

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Whether you’re changing ERP, CRM, or other central applications, transferring data between systems is never a simple task. The complexity of data-migration jobs often results in cost overruns and delays. Mistakes made during migrations can lead to costly downtime, diminished end-user productivity, and the loss of important data.   

But if you do the necessary preparation work and fully think through the process, you can avoid some of the most common data migration...

By Stephan Romeder, 26 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Data & Analytics, Data Loss.

Automation with a twist: What Toyota can teach us about DevOps

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Let’s face it: no matter how much exciting innovation is transpiring in the automotive industry, we take cars for granted, at least a little bit. It’s okay – just admit it. You hop in, drive wherever you’re going, park and leave it in the lot without a second thought about the complex, impressive process that brought your car into your daily life.

Well, what if...

By Pete Pickerill, 19 May 2016, 2 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Productivity.

Enterprise mobile security: A proactive approach to protecting data

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For many people, the line between work and personal life is blurred.

When it comes to mobile devices, 80% of the workforce admits to using their devices for both business and private use, which means personal data and company data will naturally converge onto a single device. What’s becoming increasingly important, is how to protect the data stored on and being accessed from these devices to ensure mobile workforce security.

So how much are those corporate emails or family photos worth to...

By SafeNet, 19 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Enterprise compliance and productivity: Should emails have a keep by date?

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A recent report by Radicati revealed that the number of business emails sent and received per user per day in 2015 was 122 and predicted that this will rise to 126 by 2019. That is a lot of emails and a lot of data. Add to that the growing trend for workers to store information in email inboxes, rather than saving down on file, and it has led lots of businesses and developers to...

By Robin Bingeman, 18 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employees, Privacy, Security.