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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.

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

Business leaders who think strategically about IT infrastructure drive results

According to a new study by IBM, organisations with a strategic vision for IT infrastructure focused on driving competitive advantage and optimising revenue and profit tend to significantly outperform their peers.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

East Kent councils to merge CRM systems

Three councils in East Kent have agreed to replace their CRM systems with one single shared platform.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Malaysia's Fusionex scores hat trick as Microsoft Partner of the Year

During World Partner Conference, Microsoft honours Fusionex as 2014 Country Partner of the Year for Malaysia and Finalist for Application Integration Partner of the Year.

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

Malaysia's overseas outsourcing revenue jumps 27% in 2013

This increase in just one year is pretty significant for Malaysia’s outsourcing industry, said Outsourcing Malaysia Chairman David Wong.

INTERNET

Google makes Chromebox for Meetings more business-friendly

Google's improvements to its under-the-radar videoconferencing tool include SLA support, dial-out capabilities, personal calendaring, and more.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

It's Cortana vs Siri in Microsoft's latest Windows Phone advert

Microsoft is the latest to Apple-bash in a smartphone commercial.

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

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system that can be used to test chips and associated hardware based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for servers with the aim of standardizing that market.

SECURITY

Trend Micro's new security features for Malaysian Office 365 users

Our history with Microsoft runs deep and our approach will help to achieve full benefits from cloud, said Goh Chee Hoh, Trend Micro's MD for Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

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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