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September 2021Issue 9
Productivity and people – why finance is so much more than balancing the books By Andrew Hicks
Advanced CFO Andrew Hicks discusses insights and statistics that have come from the Advanced Workforce Trends Survey. The article analyses key take-outs from a finance perspective.
Can ERP save the world? By Paul Esherwood
There’s a hypothesis in cosmology and astrophysics called the Fermi Paradox that ponders a simple question – where are the aliens? This thought experiment illuminates the contradiction between the absence of evidence for extraterrestrial life and the mathematical prediction that life should be evident throughout the cosmos
Why multi-cloud is the New Normal By Holger Mueller
Not long ago the IT landscape of an enterprise was a simple affair: one or a few data centres, usually determined by location requirements, would create a system landscape that every IT person with 10 or more year’s work experience grew up with. Fast forward to the 2010s and the landscape was characterised by duality – meaning that the data centres were still there – and a few workloads in the cloud, most likely a single cloud.
Will low-code / no-code drive or fix ERP technical debt? By Adrian Bridgwater
It’s easy to jump on a bandwagon, especially in technology circles. When the next ‘killer app’ comes along (or the next Twitter starts to emerge), every protagonist, futurist, evangelist (and possibly a few tech-polygamists) wants a share of voice and a slice of the market pie.
Can a new entrant change the game in the experience economy? By Paul Esherwood
Getting the band back together is not always a prudent idea. How many times have we seen legends reform in their twilight years only to undo their previous good work and rewrite their legacy with a failed attempt at making it again?
Living the EAM Dream: How asset management has changed By Adrian Bridgwater
Asset Performance Management (APM) is the evolution of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), so how will this technology now be applied inside the Industry 4.0 universe to give us the Maintenance 4.0 intelligence we will need to keep running?
The next generation of talent will boost our whole ecosystem By Melissa Di Donato
The last 18 months have chan-ged workforce dynamics, which gives us the opportunity to rethink how we train and retrain all of our employees, but in particular our young professionals
Pets vs Cattle 2.0: An Analogy and Approach for Modern Infrastructures By Daniel Riedel
Pets vs. cattle is an analogy with modest beginnings that has grown into an industry staple. A simple Google search will spawn more than four million results and a myriad of developer memes. Although origin stories are a little hazy, the actual, original quote was ‘cattle, not pets.’
How ERP can help create a sustainable future By Duncan Prior
am going through an awakening, a realisation. This is no sudden flash of light on the staycation road to Norfolk, but a gradual, stumbling focus on how I and the club to which I belong – ‘ERPers’ - can play a part in the major challenge the world faces: global warming and the need to cut emissions.
Workday vs. ServiceNow: The Big Shift By Josh Bersin
Every decade there’s a major shift in enterprise software. In the 1970s companies bought integrated financial systems; in the 1980s and 1990s it was ERP; now it’s a wild west of tools for digital customer experiences, digital employee experiences, and AI-enabled automation