During one of my case study presentations of a complex ERP implementation, a CFO in the audience asked me a question, “Around 15 years ago, there was a very popular story of ERP implementation failure in this CPG Company. Why this company failed to implement the solution?” This CPG Company attempted SAP implementation during late nineties for their North American operations and failed. It was a very popular story in the media.
Tweet Featured article by Rick DelGado, Independent Technology Author With new developments in technology, companies are desperate to stay ahead of their competitors and keep up with the higher expectations consumers are adopting. There are only so many resources to leverage, so many have decentralized their IT infrastructure, according to a VMware survey that discovered […]
Disruptive digital forces like cloud, mobile, hybrid IT, BYOD, virtualization, and the hyperconvergence of infrastructure services are upending the data center as we know it. Add to this the increasing reliance on applications and the need for ever-greater application performance, and it’s clear to see that the role of the IT professional is more demanding and complex than ever.Featured Articles
The first two industrial revolutions characterized a period of extraordinary innovative, financial and social change. The revolutions transformed some countries into the world’s first industrialized societies. A large group of us have lived, worked and gained experiences through the third one, which was characterized by information innovation. Progressively, the winds of industrial transformation are blowing once more, bringing with them another transformation – Industry 4.0 – which is set to change life as we have become accustomed to it.
The technology industry has exploded recently. This has created a swarm of entrepreneurs who are trying to copy the success of the giants before them. Sadly, few make it as big as Google or Apple. And there is a fundamental reason why. They do not differentiate themselves from the market properly.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new, all-flash storage solutions designed for midrange and large enterprises, where high availability, continuous up-time, and performance are critical. Built to provide the speed and reliability needed for workloads ranging from enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial transactions to cognitive applications like machine learning and natural language processingNews
Tracing the Steps. For years now, I have witnessed needless work being performed across the DevOps industry. No, not within our clients DevOps and continuous delivery practices. I have seen it in the buyer’s journey — from the folks taking their first baby steps into DevOps to those organizations trying to master their craft.
When you think of ecommerce, you probably think of industry giants like Amazon. Companies that have the funding to spend millions on advertising, marketing and offer prices that drastically undercut smaller upstart retailers. These huge companies are dominating nearly every industry they enter with no one to challenge them.
Did you know that almost 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less? Did you also know that about 40% of them would leave or abandon a website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load? Well, if you haven’t, these are some stats that describe some of the harsh realities in the digital world today and are equally applicable for an “About Us” page as well as a shopping website page.Featured Articles
With the holiday season behind us, e-commerce and retail companies are recovering from the accelerated pace of their peak season. The National Retail Federation found that more than 154 million consumers shopped or planned to go shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend alone. Out of this number, around 40 percent shopped in-store. With this type of traffic, retail companies need to know that their systems will be able to handle high traffic loads.
If you’ve worked in IT for very long, you’ve seen a lot of changes as businesses have started the journey to cloud. As an IT professional, you have a choice. You can fight the change (good luck with that!) and try to keep all technologies on-premise, or you can accept the change and help your company make a successful transition.
Leonovus Launches Software-Defined Object Storage Solution Solving Security and Compliance Requirements for Enterprise Cloud StorageJanuary 11, 2017 No Comments
Leonovus, a cloud solutions software provider, today launched its next generation software-defined object storage solution (SDOSS) for enterprise cloud users. Companies can now securely store and manage large amounts of unstructured data within enterprise cloud environments. Designed with the company in mind, Leonovus’ patented algorithms put control of the entire network of on-premises, hybrid or multi-cloud storage nodes back in the hands of the IT manager.News
Expanding significantly its activity to help foster an IT workforce that meets the technology sector’s unmet job-skill needs, CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, today announced that it will launch its first IT professional association.Featured Articles, News
Cardiac Monitoring & Cardiac Rhythm Management Market is Expected to Reach $32,216 Million, Globally, by 2022January 9, 2017 No Comments
Global cardiac monitoring & cardiac rhythm management market is expected to reach $32,216 million by 2022 from $19,397 million in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 7.6% from 2016 to 2022, according to new research published by Allied Market Research. Defibrillators are estimated to generate the highest revenue among all segments during the forecast period, owing to increasing adoption of technologically advanced defibrillators, growing demand for quality medical care, high incidences of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), across the globe.
Delta Launches a Series of New Vivitek Products and Announces the NovoAssured Learning Program at CES 2017January 9, 2017 No Comments
Delta Group, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, together with its brand, Vivitek, a leading manufacturer of visual display and presentation products, today launched the newest additions to the Vivitek NovoConnect Family: the NovoEnterprise and NovoTouch, wireless collaboration systems, and its newest Digital Signage Solution, the NovoDS4K. NovoEnterprise is an advanced wireless collaboration system, supporting 4K-resolution video streaming. Together with its accessory, LauncherPlus, NovoEnterprise creates a plug-and-play collaboration solution in a multi-user/multi-OS environment.News
Fire hazard is no joke, and everybody knows that. Humans dread fire for a reason – it destroys everything in its path. Although the fire did not evolve, the technologies that we use to fight it did. These improvements in the fire protection field now make it easier to detect, suppress and extinguish fires. Every step we make with these improvements is a step towards saving lives. Here are some of the newest technologies in the firefighting field.
These are the best of times and the worst of times for IT managers. On the one hand, newer technologies like cloud, flash storage, and converged and hyper-converged systems provide compelling on- and off-premise choices for optimizing IT infrastructure and workloads. On the other, the number of choices and the complexity of the decision-making process present a variety of hurdles for busy IT teams, frustrating efforts to use these new platforms to create leaner and more agile IT environments.
Over the past few years, IT service management (ITSM) has become increasingly important to an organization’s IT strategy, and companies are seeking new ways to improve IT service delivery and efficiency via better ITSM processes. This increases the importance of tracking and measuring critical KPIs.
Everything in the world seems to be entering the technological world, and that might be a little difficult for those of us who weren’t born in the middle of the digital revolution. After spending life completely disconnected from the internet and technology, making the transition to this new world isn’t something all of us are looking forward to. But it doesn’t have to be a difficult thing.Featured Articles
Curl, an open source application installed on hundreds of thousands of servers, was found to have several serious security vulnerabilities in a voluntary audit. The vulnerabilities were quickly fixed, but the incident exemplifies the importance of external auditing of the open source projects on which we all depend.
Technical recruiter Speak With A Geek (SWAG) is using its voice in the industry to raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by women in technology. The Bay Area agency hopes to educate and provide a deeper analysis into the topic of a lack of female representation in technology.Featured Articles
People outside of the business world imagine success as something similar to winning a lottery. You make your moves, your competition makes theirs and someone has the winning ticket. However, nothing can be further from the truth. There is a reason why some businesses make it and others don’t and this reason is the difference in their efficiency.
Today’s small businesses can grab a lion’s share of visibility by simply improving their online presence. There are several points to consider when attempting to increase online visibility. The first is an objective review of the existing presentation of products and/or services. Next, there is the all important “hook” that captures optimal traffic. These are the basic steps that represent how well a small business will succeed with its branding and business image.Featured Articles
“Life comes at you fast,” says the Allstate spokesperson, especially when you’re on the road with several thousand pounds going many miles an hour. When life comes at you fast and you’re looking down the barrel at an accident that can hurt you, a pedestrian, or the passengers of another car, you go with your gut instinct. If bad things happen, you chalk it up to the best decision you could have made at the time.
In the last decade, enterprise technology leaders have routinely been given the mandate of understanding their organization’s business operations. That seems reasonable, as the purpose behind most technologies is the support and improvement of business outcomes.
Holiday shopping is not an elaborate affair any longer. It takes place in a matter of a few moments. Today majority of the shoppers stay away from visiting different malls, instead, they are looking for the best discounts and offers and turning to their cell phones during the festive season. Statistics reveal that though 90 percent of festive sales happened in stores, around 56 percent of them were influenced by your mobile.
The internet, and more recently cloud computing, has made a huge number of changes in the way many individuals today live their lives. Cloud computing has had a huge impact on both personal and business use of the internet, making it easier for individuals and groups to collaborate, safely store data and information, host websites, and much more without having to even think about a physical server or physical storage devices.
Thanks to the latest health care technologies, more people are living longer, healthier and happier lives. This is a trend that is continuing to affect more people’s lives around the world as the latest online, mobile and smart technologies continue to improve. Below are some of the ways technology continues to change the health sector.
Ever since the dawn of mankind, proper orientation was one of the most important things for the survival and growth of our species. We had to memorize where that clear water stream, that herd of buffaloes and that hazelnut tree were in relation to our home. Today, things have only changed in form, but not in their essence. People living in major cities can rarely memorize all the addresses, which means you are bound to get lost every now and then even within your comfort zone.
According to Sucuri, 1% of the world’s total websites are currently hacked or infected, which is approximately 9 million websites. It is therefore essential you take measures to ensure your website doesn’t succumb to a hack attack. Read our five top tips to help you keep your website safe and secure at all times.