CeBIT Australia 2015 is now over, but what a great event to be part of. Spread over three days at Sydney’s Olympic Park, a diverse mix of technologies and innovations were on show from robots that could play football, smart drones that could fly automated using GPS and geospatial data, through to 3D printers, low-powered LED lighting and a showcase of the latest Tesla Model S electric car that everyone was eager to get a seat in – and catch a selfie!
For all us geeks at heart, there really was plenty of cool stuff for us to get our hands on!
When we think about the security requirements across our business we logically are drawn to our more tangible assets. For example our physical building, vehicles, computer hardware and of course our personnel. We take care to ensure we’ve put the necessary measures in place such as cameras and back to base alarm solutions to provide a secure framework that protects our assets from theft and vandalism.
What about those intangible assets that are created as a by-product of assets such as computers (IT) or those data assets?
Traditionally data warehouses do not contain today's data.
They are usually loaded with data via an Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) process from operational systems on a periodic basis, often nightly, but sometimes even weekly. In any case, they are a window on the past.
With the ever-growing pace of business today, are these history-based analytical data sources providing the right insights when they are most needed?
Success or failure of a business is determined by its people and in most businesses, staff use software such as ERP to execute the various tasks, processes and other required activities more efficiently.
So what are the factors that determine if your ERP promotes or hinders employee productivity? There are many vendors out there fighting it out to get a share of your attention, talking about features and technology, but are they missing the main point?