Own Your ERP Project

Own Your ERP Project

Keeping the installation and launch of an ERP software system on track is a tough, complicated process. There are lots of ways an ERP software implementation project can be derailed, as I’ve written about numerous times at this blog and elsewhere. One of the ways to help keep the implementation moving ahead smoothly is for…

Gov’t. Warning: SAP and Oracle ERP Systems Vulnerable to Hackers

Government Warning: SAP and Oracle ERP Systems Vulnerable to Hackers

A new warning from the Dept. of Homeland Security is alerting users of Oracle and SAP ERP systems that they are vulnerable to hacks, data breaches and the theft of valuable information in attacks launched by offshore actors – both private and state-sponsored. Based on analyses from security firms Digital Shadows and Onapsis following breaches…

The Risks To ERP From AI and IoT

Be Wary of Adding AI and IoT to ERP Too Quickly

Sometimes, advances in technology can take away even as they give. Recently, I wrote about the enhancements to ERP software systems that might come from Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things during 2019. While I stand by my fearless November forecast, nevertheless AI and IoT also pose security risks to ERP users. Those considering…

5 Parts to Solid ERP Contracts

5 Parts to Solid ERP Contracts

For all of the reasons I wrote about last week, ERP software system contracts are becoming increasingly complex to negotiate and draft owing to the growing number of functions such systems are required to accommodate. Because of the complexity, there are many ways an ERP project can go wrong, starting with how a user defines…

6 ERP Trends to Watch In 2019

6 ERP Trends to Watch In 2019

As 2019 looms larger on the calendar, it’s easy to forget what the great Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra said about looking ahead: “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Even still, as an ERP software licensing and litigation attorney who has worked in the field for more than a decade, I…

ChiTech Academy Showcase: a motivated CPS tech-based high school

Earlier this month the Chicago Technology Academy held their first annual ChiTech Showcase for students, parents and supporters of Chicago’s tech-forward high school. Marcus Harris supported the event by moderating student panel discussions on current and future technology issues After the student workshops and panels concluded, students formally presented the ChiTech Showcase to the school…

Open Source “Piggybacking”

In a previous post, we described a lawsuit filed by Rosetta Stone against competitors for “piggybacking” Rosetta Stone’s trademarks in an attempt to divert website traffic.  CNet columnist Matt Asay analogizes this situation to an open source problem here. The open source software development culture thrives on access and sharing of oftentimes copyrightable source code. …