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9 tips for selecting and implementing an ERP system

Experts in ERP and change management share their tips on how to choose and deploy an ERP system to maximise your monetary and time investment. Plus steps you can take to improve the chances of workers will actually use the software.

Flipkart's CTO explains the Xiaomi launch outage

Amod Malviya, CTO, Flipkart, says the outage was not due to an infrastructure failure. He says changes in the nature of traffic affect Flipkart's complex algorithms, and throw up hidden choke points that don't show up in routine stress tests.

How to protect personal, corporate information when you travel

Today's hotels are unfortunately vulnerable to keylogging, ransomware, malware and other types of attempted fraud. What's more, hackers' interest is shifting from credit card information to corporate espionage. Here's how to keep data safe when you travel – and how hotels can step up their security game.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Full-time health IT workers aren't as happy as consultants

Despite the benefits and job security, full-time healthcare IT employees are less likely than short-term consultants to say they are 'very satisfied' with their jobs and their pay. This means organisations must toe the line between keeping current employees happy and plucking talent from elsewhere.

IT GOVERNANCE

Police warnings to appear on websites suspected of copyright abuse

UK visitors to websites suspected of pirating content will from this week be served banners warning them of the site's suspect status, the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has announced.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Intergen moves toward continuous engagement model

Newly-appointed NZ CEO of Intergen, Simon Bright, talks about the company's move away from traditional services to Cloud-based services, its investment in Australia and the ways in which the firm has changed its sales strategy to address disparate decision-making processes and deliver on business-based outcomes in organisations.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Oracle-based system for US visas still glitchy after software update

There's no immediate end in sight to trouble that has hit the U.S. State Department's computer system for processing visa applications and caused problems for thousands of people worldwide.

CLOUD COMPUTING

NTT Com forms cloud partnership with the Philippines' largest telco

NTT Com provides Enterprise Cloud to Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company.

DATA CENTER

Channel's software-defined everything competency will be specialised: Schneider Electric

Power management company sees value in the channel providing associated services with Software-Defined solutions.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

NASA breakthrough improves 3D printing in space

NASA's new technique allows 3D printers to create one object composed of multiple types of materials.

INDUSTRIES

Amazon says cheaper e-books are better for everyone in latest Hachette war salvo

Amazon argues for price elasticity as messy dispute with Hachette drags on.

INTERNET

Twitter acquires image search firm Madbits

Madbits uses deep learning techniques to understand the content of an image.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Top five budget smartphones money can buy (Part I, 2014)

Budget smartphones keep getting better as software matures and components become cheaper. Some companies just this year have produced inexpensive smartphones that could replace your big-brand flagship. Others haven't had the same success.

NETWORKING

Internet of things devices contain high number of vulnerabilities, study finds

Security researchers from Hewlett-Packard found 250 security issues when analysing 10 popular IoT devices.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Cloud Commander: A sanity-saving single point of access to your cloud storage

This Mac app makes it a lot easier to access your files from Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, and other online storage services.

SECURITY

Zero-day flaws found in Symantec's endpoint protection

Offensive Security said the flaws could be used to gain full system access. Symantec is investigating the matter.

STORAGE

Architectural firm puts giant data files in the cloud

A global architectural firm sees big advantages in putting building design data in a cloud-based storage service. The results: lower costs and easier collaboration.

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BLOGS

Financial consequences for obese employees in Singapore: Another new business model enabled by mobile

Julie Ask, Forrester's Vice President, Principal Analyst and co-author of the "Mobile Mind Shift" book, blogs about a new business model enabled by mobile she observed at a meeting with a Singapore company this week, which relates financial consequences for its obese employees who are tracked by company-sponsored Jawbone wearable device.

Apple shores up its enterprise position in Asia with IBM partnership

The reality is that there are a lot of iPads in businesses across Asia Pacific, and companies are looking to formally support them — but Microsoft has been the standout provider here, stealing business away from Apple.

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