Merit Matters Blog - Merit Solutions

9
Feb

What’s on the Horizon for Mobile Technology in 2016?

As 2015 draws to an end, it’s time to start thinking ahead to what’s in store for next year. Because the field of mobile technologies changes so rapidly, it’s important to know what particular directions it will move towards. What should be on your radar, and what can you safely ignore? Read on to learn what’s worth paying attention to in the coming 12 months.

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5
Feb

Understanding Failed ERP Implementations

If your company is looking to purchase, or change to, a new ERP solution then you have likely seen some rather frightening statistics on ERP failure. The one that might be the most startling is one by Gartner that shows ERP implementations have a 75 percent failure rate. With a number that high, it makes you wonder why any business would sink money and resources into a software application that is going to surely fail.

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4
Feb

What Security Threats Will Mobile Devices Face in 2016?

Although 2016 just started, it’s never too early to start thinking about the security threats your company will face this year. Expect one of the biggest security threats to come from mobile devices. So many people use them, especially for business. As a result, hackers and criminals have taken a greater interest in attacking mobile devices. Read on to learn which threats to look out for in 2016.

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1
Feb

Security and ERP Success

It’s hard to anticipate the success of an ERP implementation even when care is taken to properly plan your project and vet any solutions before you purchase them. One of the variables that make predicting the success of your implementation is security. When it comes to ERP solutions, there are a number of possible points where security could fail causing sensitive and confidential data to fall in to the wrong hands. And when it comes to security, there are some things that are out of your control however there are risks that you have power over and those need to be addressed.

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28
Jan

Financial dimensions lookup

In standard Microsoft Dynamics AX, the specific values can be suspended for all legal entities by marking the checkbox Suspended in Financial dimensions values form. Suspended or inactive financial dimension values (for specific legal entity or shared across all legal entities) are not displayed in the look up of the available dimension in segmented control (GL string entry in all Journal lines forms).

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27
Jan

Microsoft Dynamics AX testing challenges

Ensuring that an ERP application works after it is deployed at a customer site is a challenge. The base application, which is both broad and deep, has a myriad of modules, features, and software and hardware configurations. ISVs extend or modify this base application to provide functionality for specific market needs and verticals. Finally, implementation partners or customers perform point customizations to address specific needs. This combination of base application, one or more ISV add-ons, and point customizations that operate in a unique hardware and software configuration is what businesses depend on for mission-critical financial data and company operations.

Because of all modifications implemented, it is important to test the solution thoroughly, so we are sure that none of it caused any form of system issues.

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26
Jan

Software Inspections and Walkthroughs

Software inspections are a disciplined engineering practice for detecting and correcting defects in software artifacts, and preventing their leakage into field operations. Software walkthroughs are, on the other hand, a form of software peer review in which a designer or programmer leads members of the development team and other interested parties through a software product, and the participants ask questions and make comments about possible errors, violation of development standards, and other problems.

What is the difference between the two? An inspection is a more formal process than a walkthrough, which is used to collect metrics or statistics about the software process. Walkthrough is a more informal version of an inspection.

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19
Jan

Programmatically Managing SharePoint Permissions in Hosted Apps

Please allow me to demonstrate how to assign Microsoft SharePoint permissions on the site or library programmatically.

Important things to understand when working with apps for SharePoint are host webs and app webs:

  • Host web is a SharePoint site where the app is installed
  • App web is a special isolated site where the app for SharePoint internal components and content are deployed

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18
Jan

The Process Challenges in Automation Testing

Regression suite is often the candidate for automation since it contains bigger number of test cases and covers the most important areas of the software. In agile environments, automation is ongoing activity and the main emphasis should be put on building the proper framework.

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15
Jan

Speech Recognition in UWP

In Windows 10 the Microsoft’s voice assistant Cortana was introduce and came as a part of desktop. A small Cortana query box is sitting on the right side of the Start button, ready to take a voice command. In order to launch it, one should always start the phrase with “Hey Cortana” or activate Cortana by clicking on the box to listen.

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