All Media Coverages From December, 2014

Information Age

Published by: www.information-age.com

2014 hasn’t disappointed on the IT failure front. Software catastrophes, hardware meltdowns and system malfunctions have left executives red faced, customers hacked off and shareholders fuming. No organisation is safe from IT disasters, which can have serious effects, causing disruption, reputational damage and diminished customer and investor confidence. Original Software’s annual ‘Hall of Shame’ shows how easily technology disasters can happen and the fall-out that follows. These are our pick of IT screw-ups that have affected the UK that have had disastrous, painful or hilarious consequences.

Retail Online Integration

Published by: www.mytotalretail.com

The hyperconnected economy is having a profound effect on how consumers engage with retailers. The buying process is becoming more technology-driven than retailers imagined even a few years ago. Underpinning these new engagement models is a slew of software that must work as quickly and precisely as hyperconnected consumers can buy.

CBR

Published by: www.cbronline.com

IT teams fear running updates will invite issues that disrupt business.
40% of organisations using SAP are reluctant to run software updates, fearing it might disrupt business.

Information Age

Published by: www.information-age.com

The SAP upgrade process is often viewed as time consuming, costly and inefficient for business.

Microscope

Published by: www.microscope.co.uk

A global survey of 60 firms with SAP deployments found that IT professionals were reluctant to carry out updates, fearing the aftermath. A quarter said that updates exceeded their budget by 25% and a third said that update projects overran by an average of five months.

Outlook Series

Published by: www.outlookseries.com

Survey data suggests IT teams concerned updates will introduce issues that disrupt business.

Forty percent of companies running SAP are reluctant to update the software regularly, according to new research by Original Software. Other data from the study suggest the most likely reason for this reluctance is concern the update process will introduce issues that disrupt business.