Many 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.
Month: January 2017
Digital Disruption: Is Formal Education Obsolete?
The 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.
Flu Season in the Millennial Age
This 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.
6 Key Trends in ERP for 2017
ERP 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.
Mobile Apps are so 2016!
Steve 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).
Ransomware and Beyond – Part 2
No 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.
Keeping your ERP Resolutions
We 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.