Monday, April 28, 2014

Evaluating Information Lifecycle Management Vendors

Information lifecycle management, or ILM, involves the management of information from its creation through its deletion. ILM, which is also commonly referred to as “data retention” covers everything from provisioning data, monitoring it, storing it, protecting it, restoring it, replication, data access and sharing, and data migration to archiving and deleting data.

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Preventing Data Breaches and Hacking

First it was Sony, then it was Target - two major companies hacked and millions of consumers alarmed about the theft of their personal information, passwords, and credit card numbers. Now, it's the Internet at large -- or at least a good portion of it -- thanks to the so-called Heartbleed bug which involves a vulnerability in the open-source OpenSSL cryptography library. If data breaches and hacking can happen to the likes of Sony and Target, it can happen to virtually any business. Now that the Heartbleed bug has been exposed, preventing data breaches and hacking is on everyone's mind.

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Credit Card Data Still Too Vulnerable

An article today in Computer Weekly, “PCI DSS compliance still too low”, had me thinking of several recent high profile cases of customer data and credit card breaches. Whenever there is a customer data breach, it is BIG news. Maybe you know someone who was personally impacted by one of the recent credit card breaches .

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Data Archiving – An Important Solution to Big Data Headaches

We all understand the importance of backing up our data. After all, losing your data could spell disaster for your business! However, many confuse backing up data with data archiving. Though the two share similarities, they are vastly different. Thus, they require vastly different approaches.

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Best Practices for Buying Order Management Systems

Buying order management software requires extensive pre-purchase research. Not only do you have dozens of potential solutions to evaluate, your existing system processes may need to be updated. As you know, the fulfillment process has grown increasingly complex. Investing in an enterprise order management system can help you streamline your processes, integrate with existing CRM software, and manage transactions across multiple channels. That said, it's not a simple matter of picking a product, installing it, and watching the magic happen. Use these best practices to make the best buying decision possible.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

How Automation Improves Business Performance and Overall Society

In the corporate world, many companies receive critical discounts from their vendors by paying their invoices early. Should the invoice be sufficiently large, one missed discount by an accounts payable clerk can offset months of small, positive gains.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Advantages of SAP HANA

SAP HANA is a platform that internalizes database, data processing, and application capabilities, moving them into memory. This allows SAP HANA to provide predictive text analytics, spatial processing, data virtualization, and other advanced capabilities while simplifying application development and large-scale data processing . SAP HANA is deployed either as a managed cloud-based service or as an optimized, on-premise appliance.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Improving Performance through SAP Enhancements

Dolphin execs talk about the company's sole focus on the SAP customer and why their solutions for improving performance of SAP applications have been a win/win for their customers and Dolphin.

How Automation Improves Business Performance and Overall Society

From the cotton gin and assembly line to electronic gas pumps, ATM machines, self-checkout lines, and tax software, automation has changed the economy. Automation has replaced jobs and spawned self-service. For example, you’re likely used to pumping your own gas. Electronic gas pumps made this possible. As a result, you won’t encounter too many full-service gas station attendants unless you live in a state such as Oregon or New Jersey which prohibit self-service gas stations.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

2014 Retail Trends

Now that 2013 is a distant memory, what's in store for retailers in 2014? Here are a few predictions based on consumer behaviors, technology trends, security breaches, and holiday mishaps experienced in 2013.

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