Operational disruptions, damaged reputations, data theft, financial loss, and regulatory fines — headlines worldwide have covered every possible downfall of a growing number of successful cyber attacks. Thanks to the media, awareness of the importance of personal data and its value is opening up the eyes of executives, as well as their employees and customers.
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..
Year after year, data breaches become messier, bigger, and more dangerous — and no business or person is immune from cybersecurity attacks. In fact, any form of cyber crime can impact over half of the world’s population. That’s roughly 3.8 billion people, up from 2 billion in 2015 — and that attack population will grow to 75 percent as another 2.2 billion people gain access to the internet by 2022.
One of my first projects upon joining ASUG earlier this year was a two-part blog series on SAP HANA versus SQL Server: Understanding the differences and making the right choice. It was the inspiration for our webcast in October and our most popular post to date. Here are the links (Part 1; Part 2) if you want to catch up.
If you have followed my thoughts over the past few years, you will know that I have a friendly but complicated relationship with SAP HANA.
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.
If you are building an application that integrates to SAP Business One, you are spoiled for choice these days. In some respects, this leads to a bit of a dilemma as to which way you should go.
After the successful Biz.ONE Conference last week in southern California, I will be following up with a few posts on key takeaways from the event.
As you would expect, there were many of the senior folks from SAP in attendance and delivering sessions at the conference. Within these sessions and in conversations throughout the event, there were three core messages that I took away:
Now that the Biz.ONE Conference has wrapped up, it is time to continue the discussion we started in Anaheim. (Side note: Kudos to our colleagues at Eventful Conferences for taking this event to the next level!)
The timing is also quite fortunate, as ASUG kicks off a webcast series on Cloud and Cloud Culture. Not all of these sessions may be directly applicable to SAP Business One; but the three higher-level sessions should be helpful for understanding the complexities of these topics. (If you cannot attend the live sessions, they will be ..
Because of my experience and profile within the SAP Business One ecosytem (and now ONE.Source | The ASUG Community for SAP Buiness One), I get a lot of inbound questions about issues that people encounter with their deployments.