Every organization manages people, purchases products and services, sells (or gives away) something and accounts for money. The way each activity is handled will vary, but every enterprise performs these basic functions. In most cases, it is more effective to handle these processes through an integrated software platform than through multiple applications never designed to work together. That's where enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems come in.While ERPs were originally designed for manufacturing companies, they have expanded to service industries, higher education, hospitality, health care, financial services, and government. Each of industry has its own peculiarities. For example, government ERP uses Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) rather than traditional purchasing and follows government accounting rules rather than GAAP. Banks have back-office settlement processes to reconcile checks, credit cards, debit cards, and other instruments.What is ERP?ERP is software that … [Read more...] about What is ERP? Key features of top enterprise resource planning systems
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Video: The rise and rise of the CIOWhat is a CIO?A Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the most senior technology executive inside an organisation. The job title is used widely around the world in business and in government and in charitable and non-profit organisations.What is the role of the Chief Information Officer?The role of the CIO is to help to set and lead the technology strategy for an organisation, in concert with the other C-level executives. As such one of the many roles of the CIO it to provide an executive-level interface between the technology department and the rest of the business. What is the difference between a CIO and an IT director?IT directors tend to be focused on day-to-day operations, while CIOs are outward-facing and more concerned with strategy and leadership. Some IT directors, in fact, report to CIOs, especially those working for large, multi-national organisations at a country or regional level who sit beneath a global peer. Not all organisations will … [Read more...] about What is a CIO? Everything you need to know about the Chief Information Officer explained
UPDATED: January 2019Last September, consumers began to see the first service bundles offered by telecommunications companies in their area, marketed with some form of the term "5G." "5G is here," declared Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg, specifically for cities such as Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Indianapolis where rival AT&T had already been drumming up excitement around its 5G trials.It was a bit like SpaceX's 2016 announcement, its 2017 announcement, and its 2018 announcement that the race to Mars had begun.Read also: T-Mobile and Sprint merger: The numbers and assumptions you need to know5G Wireless is an explicit set of technologies specified by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) as "Release 15" and "Release 16." 3GPP is an organization consisting of essentially all the world's telecommunications standards bodies who agreed to share the definition of 3G Wireless, and to move on from there to successive generations.Who gets to say what 5G really is and isn't … [Read more...] about What is 5G? All you need to know about the next generation of wireless technology
Sonam Sheth, provided by Published 4:51 pm PST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Rudy Giuliani's media blitz over the last week has prompted former White House officials and Justice Department veterans to ask one overarching question: What is he thinking? Last Wednesday, Giuliani refused to say no one on President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow. Then he said that "if the collusion happened, it happened a long time ago." A few days later, Giuliani scuttled over a year of messaging from Trump and his associates when he quoted Trump as saying that talks to build a Trump Tower Moscow were "going on from the day I announced to the day I won." On Sunday, Giuliani suggested during a CNN interview that Trump spoke with Michael Cohen about his false testimony to Congress. The statement represented another departure from the Trump team's claim that Trump never discussed Cohen's testimony with him or instructed him to lie. The next day, Giuliani threw … [Read more...] about What is Rudy Giuliani thinking?
Some people may have heard the phrase "due process" on TV courtroom dramas or in human resource offices. But a 1985 U.S. Supreme Court case gives more insight into what it really means and how it applies to Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond and a detective at the center of a arrest that went viral. Public employees facing termination possess legal protections that employees in the private sector don't, partly as a result of Cleveland Board of Education v. Loudermill, a case that started in one of Ohio's federal courts in the 1970s, and other civil service laws. If governments don't follow those protections, public employees can sue them for monetary relief. And in Hamilton County, former employees have done just that, and received settlements, in two high-profile cases in recent years. "It's a powerful section of constitutional law, and if [government entities] don't follow the process properly, you can get in some legal trouble," said Chattanooga attorney Robin Flores, who … [Read more...] about What is due process?