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Which Industries Will Benefit the Most from Wearable Technologies?

Wearable technologies such as smart glasses and smart watches have garnered a great deal of attention in recent years. These tiny computers built into items of clothing or accessories record copious amounts of data. Due to their computing power, their potential for changing the way we live and work is enormous. Will there be one industry, or even a few industries, which benefits the most from wearable technologies? Predictions are pointing to a number of clear frontrunners.

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Risks Associated with ERP Implementations

Modern day ERP solutions merge data, technology and business operations.

Implementing these systems are a huge undertaking and because of all the moving parts, there are risks associated with this type of project and if they are ignored - there is a good chance that the implementation will fail. For most, these risks are manageable if they are known ahead of time. Identifying what problems may arise and addressing them early will certainly help mitigate them before they become a point of failure for your project.

But just what are some of the common risks you may encounter?

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Mobility and e-Commerce: Perfect Together

Does your company have separate teams for digital marketing and branding as well as for e-Commerce? If it does, it joins the ranks of many other firms who rely on the exact same arrangement. However, just because it’s a common situation doesn’t mean that it’s the best idea.

Why is it a good idea to combine the digital marketing and branding department with the division that handles e-Commerce? They perform two completely separate activities, right? Actually, marketing, branding, and e-Commerce dovetail quite nicely. So, it makes sense that they should be working closely.

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Choosing the Right ERP Implementation Partner

Research from Gartner shows ERP implementation failure rates at anywhere between 55 and 75 percent. That may not appear to be too promising for someone who looking to kick off a new ERP project in their organization. Yet while these numbers may be a bit discouraging, if you look at the reasons why so many of these implementation projects fail you can see that most problems can be avoided if the right implementation partner was brought on board from the beginning. Finding the right partner, however, may seem like a task comparable to finding the right ERP vendor. The process can be a bit easier if you know what to look for.

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What Are the Two Things That Protect Your Mobile Network?

What if you could prevent threats from destroying your network? You would jump at the chance to keep one of your most important assets safe, wouldn’t you? There are many IT professionals who understand the necessity of protecting their computer networks. However, it might not occur to them that they need to shield their mobile networks, too.

When it comes to mobile network protection, there are two components: technological and human. Read on to learn how these complementary factors are vital to safeguarding mobile networks.

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Tips for Securing Your ERP Solution

The implementation of an enterprise resource planning solution in your organization comes with many benefits. Most companies boast standardized processes across the business, improved visibility, lower operating costs and of course easier access to data and improved analytics. However, harnessing the power of an ERP system also means you need to take additional security precautions. Steps need to be taken to secure the data that makes your ERP solution such a valuable tool; and because it becomes such an important part of your business - attackers may try to take it down in order to disrupt your business operations.

To protect sensitive information, many businesses and industries are subject to certain legal regulations and/or compliance requirements. However, these do not help increase security; they merely serve to ensure you are taking the necessary steps to protect the data behind your ERP and other software.

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Survey: Life Sciences Industry Mobile Adoption

Merit Solutions is interested in feedback on the prevalence of mobile software solutions within the Life Sciences Industry. We would like to better understand the views of executives in the Life Sciences industry in order to discover the trends and adoption of mobility in highly regulated organizations.

This survey has 10 questions and takes less than 5 minutes. As a token of appreciation for your time, the first 150 qualified responses will receive a $15 Amazon gift card.

The survey can be accessed two ways:

Because we highly value your candid input, your answers will be treated as strictly confidential and your name / email will only be used to send your gift card after survey completion. No information you provide will be shared with any partner in any form.

All respondents will also be sent a summary of the responses upon survey close.

Mobile Application Specifics and Testing Checklist

Mobile application testing represents a great challenge nowadays. Lots of factors has to be considered and it is critical to ensure that clients have a positive experience when they use the mobile applications. Keeping in mind that the customers do not want to be treated like guinea pigs is essential. When they find a flaw, you’ll never hear a word from them and they certainly won’t come back.

In Merit Solutions, we use our own mobile application testing checklist when testing our mobile applications. The list below is its general representation and we use it in order to ensure the highest quality to our clients. The list does not include security checks, since this is a very wide and important area of testing which surely deserves separate article.

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How to Make the Mobile Mind Shift

Millions of consumers around the world have done it. In your personal life, you’ve most likely done it, too. You’ve made the mobile mind shift.

What is the mobile mind shift?

The mobile mind shift is the expectation that you can get the information you want immediately with the aid of a mobile device. In order to stay relevant and competitive, businesses need to make the mobile mind shift, too.

So how can your company leverage the mobile mind shift? Read on to learn more.

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Evaluating an ERP Solution: Your Business Processes

All too often, an enterprise resource planning solution is purchased and the business adapts its processes to work within its boundaries. This could very well be one of the main reasons why, according to Gartner, between 55 and 74 percent of ERP implementations fail.

Rather than purchasing a tool that isn’t right for your business needs, and conforming to it; shouldn’t you be looking for a vendor that offers a solution that you can configure to meet your needs? Of course, but that means that you need to first understand your own business processes and how your ERP solution will interact with them.

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