Monday, December 29, 2014
Reducing costs is one of the main reasons why companies attempt to improve their accounts receivable order-to-cash cycles. However, it's complicated. According to Dolphin Corporation, "Accounts receivable is much more than just collecting what is owed. It has become a core business process." More importantly, accounts receivable is a customer-facing process.
Monday, December 22, 2014
When it comes to storing data, businesses have several choices: online storage, offline storage, and nearline storage. Most businesses use a combination of online and offline storage. However, many can further reduce their costs and improve data access by adding nearline storage to the mix.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Last year, PC World published an article discussing SAP security. Though SAP has consistently improved its data security, the article highlighted inconsistent security practices used by users of SAP products. For example, one expert cited in the article estimated that 5 to 10 percent of SAP users expose critical services to the Internet that ought not to be publicly accessible. These services are vulnerable to hacking. Another expert felt that those numbers were low and that many of the systems were still vulnerable to well-known exploits.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Analytics aren’t new nor is the cloud per se. In fact, according to Salesforce.com, the first business and consumer cloud computing services, Salesforce and Google, were both launched in 1999. However, the combination of analytics with cloud-based computing is relatively new — and it’s powerful.