Dec 03

Never Roll Out To An Untrained User Base

Enterprise Resource Planning can be a huge benefit or a terrible nightmare, depending on the quality of preparation given to it’s end users. With proper preparation, an ERP system can begin to immediately earn back it’s investment with increased productivity and opportunity, reduced waste and scheduling delay, provided that the user-base is able to spend more time using the system as it is intended and less time stressing it and the IT support staff by misusing it or not using it at all. Continue reading »

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Dec 03

Logins That Make Sense

Open ID is a technology that has long been overdue. The basis of identity security on the Internet is, essentially, backwards. Not because of intentional wrongdoing on the part of the government, the information technology community or some nefarious plot, but because the Internet is a work in progress that caught the world essentially by surprise. Continue reading »

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Dec 02

Expect dramatic performance increases from next generation of browsers.

Mozilla has just announced the release of an alpha version, codenamed “Minefield”, of the next Firefox release. This new Firefox will include the ability to render pages in Direct2D, instead of the normal GDI, with which browsers have been rendered for many years. Not only will this make Firefox render faster, but it will support a slate of new possibilities as graphic rendering by a dedicated graphic chip allows from many more different kinds of effects and tools with which to present and manage information, different technologies, normally only reserved for 3D graphics applications, will be available to web designers to augment their regular toolsets. As well, the web design toolsets will absorb Direct2D and offer more choices. Continue reading »

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Dec 02

Throwing Murdoch A Bone

Google has announced today that it is restricting free access to subscriptions news sites to 5 articles per day. This is most likely a response to Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corp, making alot of hay about free access to his subscription holdings. Continue reading »

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Dec 02

Apple Demands No Pre-Installation

In a suprising turn of events, Apple has relented yet again on a long-standing tradition of absolute control over what they will allow their operating system to be installed on.

To understand this fully, it’s necessary to go back in time a bit to the era in which Apple and Microsoft were first bringing personal computers to the desktop. Although Apple had an early lead with the Apple II and Macinotosh, their lead was quickly reduced and finally ended when Microsoft and IBM formed a licensing agreement that Apple was unwilling to match. Continue reading »

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