With the impending May 25, 2018 enforcement date of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), software vendors are pushing out their updates to help meet the new privacy requirements and data management for businesses with customers in the European Union.
The latest buzzword that you may encounter during 2018 is Industry 4.0, or the "fourth industrial revolution."
As part of our November curriculum focus on planning with SAP Business One, we will host our monthly "Ask the Expert" webcast with Richard Duffy on Thursday, December 6, 2018. These interactive webcasts are designed to be open conversations with the live attendees, as well as answer questions that come up in our community forum.
This is a follow-up to our recent webcast: Aligning Your Strategy and Systems to Drive Results. While this presentation was geared towards our ONE.Source Community for SAP Business One, the content was mostly product-agnostic and has general application for small and midsized businesses, regardless of the technology platform you may use.
As we covered in the webcast, the primary success factor in this process is to start with a view of the overarching business goals. In the McKinsey 7S Process we..
Ill-considered technology investments are similar to a Trojan horse. New technology is integrated with the IT infrastructure with fanfare and welcomed adoption. Then, over time, that shiny beacon of business improvement and future success becomes a threat — or worse, an obstacle — to achieving the ultimate vision.
Technology is driving a deep interconnection between all business process — from customer experience to supply chain management — to drive a stronger influence and leadership in technology as it relates to the business. Every day, we see this in action as companies such as Amazon, Netflix, and Uber go from startup to mainstream darling in a stunningly short amount of time by using technology to change the way products and services are delivered, as well as the products themselves.