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3 Ways Good ERP Software Can Boost Productivity

Grazed from Author: Boris Dzhingarov.

Everyone knows that technology can help raise your business to the next level. The use of cloud computing and the availability of supporting softwares are making businesses – from small startups to large corporations – strive in the face of evolution. There are so many solutions to choose from as well, particular when it comes to its enterprise-level ERP softwares. These ERP systems can do so much to improve your internal workflows. And if you are wondering how, check out a few reasons why ERP softwares can improve productivity.

Enhanced Clarity

A lot of important business decisions must be made with good, clear information in hand. In the old days, getting the necessary information to make strategic decisions meant gathering paper documents and conduct arduous meetings. Today, however, you can access all the information you need from any internet-enabled device...

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SAP's ERP app for small biz gets an overhaul

Grazed from ComputerWorld. Author: Katherine Noyes.

The digital transformation imperative is becoming increasingly urgent for companies large and small, and SAP wants to help. On Wednesday, the ERP giant set its sights squarely on SMBs with an updated app that's been enriched with analytics and other key features. Originally announced last year, SAP Business One 9.2 is the latest version of SAP's ERP app for small and medium-size businesses, and it's now generally available both on-premises and in the cloud.

Built on SAP's Hana database platform, the updated software includes better forecasting capabilities thanks to the inclusion of predictive analytics. Equipped with those tools, SMBs can better forecast product demand, improving their material requirements planning and helping them prioritize, SAP said...

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Experimental comparison of simulation tools for efficient cloud and mobile cloud computing applications

Grazed from Euraipjournals. Author: Editorial Staff.

Cloud computing provides a convenient and on-demand access to virtually unlimited computing resources. Mobile cloud computing (MCC) is an emerging technology that integrates cloud computing technology with mobile devices. MCC provides access to cloud services for mobile devices. With the growing popularity of cloud computing, researchers in this area need to conduct real experiments in their studies.

Setting up and running these experiments in real cloud environments are costly. However, modeling and simulation tools are suitable solutions that often provide good alternatives for emulating cloud computing environments. Several simulation tools have been developed especially for cloud computing. In this paper, we present the most powerful simulation tools in this research area...

Samsung to Acquire Public and Private Cloud for IoT Applications

Grazed from Engineering. Author: Editorial Staff.

Samsung Electronics recently announced its plans to acquire the public and private cloud provider Joyent. While Joyent will continue to operate as an independent company, Samsung hopes to soon be able to take advantage of Joyent’s cloud technology to further its own Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based initiatives.

Though the acquisition is yet to be finalized, both companies can expect to benefit from the partnership. Joyent offers several cloud solutions, including Node.js production support, containers as a service and scalable object storage. On the other hand, Samsung’s brand, capital and global scale offer Joyent plenty of room to grow...

Cloud Computing: The State of Open Source Security in Commercial Applications

Grazed from CCI. Author: Editorial Staff.

Among other solutions to help customers manage and secure the open source software in their applications and containers, Black Duck conducts audits of customers’ software, both for companies on the “buy” or “sell” side in mergers or acquisitions. Typically, our audits are of commercial software that has been in the market for a number of years. During a six-month period from late 2015 through early 2016 Black Duck conducted a study of over 200 applications reviewed by our On-Demand team. Here are the highlights from the study…

You’re using open source more than you think

For all intents and purposes, everyone is using open source. Black Duck finds open source code in over 95% of the applications we analyze for clients. In our study, we found open source code comprised over 35% of the average commercial application we reviewed. If we were looking at code developed for internal use, the percentage was much higher… as high as 75%...

Top 5 Reasons To Adopt Cloud-Based ERP Solutions

Grazed from CXOToday. Author: Bino George.

The Indian manufacturing sector has clearly taken center stage post the announcement of the current government’s ‘Make-in-India’ initiative aimed at raising global competitiveness of the sector for the country’s long term-growth. The vision of this first-of-its-kind policy is to witness an increase in the share of manufacturing in the country’s Gross Domestic Product from 16% to 25% by 2022. The government has listed technology as of the key contributing factors in achieving this target.

A lot rests on the Indian manufacturing sector to up the ante in terms of growth performance to compliment efforts made to make India ‘the next manufacturing destination’. According to a research report on the technology adoption trends among manufacturing enterprises in India, ERP is the largest priority for spend in a CIO’s budget with significant growth expected over the next 5 years...

5 Steps for Enhanced Security of Applications in the Cloud

Grazed from CSO. Author: Carric Dooley.

When you moved your applications to the cloud, your attack surface changed while the vulnerabilities at the application, database, and network level persisted. To address these issues, securing your cloud perimeter, preventing unauthorized access, and protecting your data is crucial.

The first step to reduce the attack surface is to run a port scan specific to an instance IP and lock down all the unnecessary open ports. In addition, be sure to lock down your meta and user data. Detailed instructions on how to perform these security measures in AWS are available from our team...

Slack Is Growing Fast, but Microsoft Tops Enterprise Cloud Apps

Grazed from ReCode. Author: Arik Hesseldahl.

Use of the cloud-based collaboration app Slack grew by 77 percent while Microsoft’s Office 365 remained the most widely used cloud application by businesses in the second half of 2015. The findings are contained in a report out today from Okta, which provides a service to help companies manage access to all the cloud applications they use.

To gather the data, Okta tracked the use of more than 4,000 applications across more than 2,500 customers who use its service. Slack led an interesting pack of fast-growing apps in use by Okta customers. Tableau, the business intelligence app, was the second-fastest grower, up 65 percent. New Relic was third, rising 56 percent...

How to choose the best cloud for your app

  Grazed from InfoWorld.  Author: Pete Johnson.

How should I match the applications in my portfolio with the most appropriate cloud? This question is becoming increasingly common in enterprise IT organizations today, and it can be difficult to answer. Often the decision depends on the sensitivity of the data within the application. At other times, public versus private cloud considerations are paramount. Other factors influencing the decision include business goals and whether or not speed or price must be optimized.

Of course, performance and cost are difficult to measure, and comparing across clouds is hardly straightforward. This article illustrates a methodology and test that CliQr uses to help customers weigh these considerations and make a decision on which of the most popular clouds -- Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform -- and instances will be best for a set of sample applications...

Cutting the cord: Why the cloud is the future of app delivery

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: Jimmy Chang.

IT is challenged by the line of business to deliver a competitive edge to compete in a global market. Securely delivering apps and data to any device is a core IT workflow to enable productivity. However, if you are like most companies, your IT budget is not growing at the same pace as demand for IT services. To be more agile, the current paradigm around app delivery needs to be turned upside down. IT needs to cut the cord.

IT’s evolution: From plow horse to racehorse

IT and the work world have come a long way. Remember the days when the IT department issued you a standard black PC and employees worked at desks? Back then, IT was focused on analysing available IT solutions and then executing multiyear plans. It was common for IT to be working on multi-year programs for SharePoint, ERP, and CRM systems...