Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is about as sexy as dried-up mucus, and user hatred for these systems is legendary. No large business can function without one, though. Why does ERP go wrong so often, and what can we do to fix it?
Alright, we know — your IT budget is shrinking because corporations are staffed by soul-sucking monsters that value dollar signs above absolutely everything else, sanity included. But another key factor is that money that was once assigned to centralised IT is now often ending up in individual departments instead.
Research firm Telsyte says that 1.8 million tablets sold in Australia in the first half of the year. That’s a large number, but it’s also down 28 per cent on the same period last year. What’s happening?