Epicor improves customer experience with new iScala release

At Insights 17, Epicor has announced a new release of iScala targeted at improving the customer experience in the hospitality industry. Named Epicor iScala for Hospitality the goal is to improve the integration of front and back office systems via the ERP solution. One of the challenges for many hospitality solutions is integrating them with…

IBM announces open source DBaaS on Power Systems

IBM has announced a new Database as a Service (DBaaS) toolkit for open source databases. It’s official name is Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems. It will support several open source databases including MongoDB, EDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Redis, Neo4j and Apache Cassandra. Terri Virnig, VP, Power Ecosystem and Strategy at IBM said:…

Hitachi dumps mainframe business for IBM z Systems

A year ago a lot of sites were running hot on rumours of IBM selling its mainframe z Systems business to Hitachi. The problem was a lack of substance and the fact that IBM was pushing z Systems very hard. The rumours have now been not only put to bed but embarrassingly for some, completed…

Epicor targets cloud growth

It is almost a year since ERP company Epicor was sold by Apax Partners to private equity investment company KKR. Since then, Epicor has invested heavily in changing the ways it works and its products. Part of that was underway before the sale but there is no question that it has accelerated the changes substantially…

Will new features from Epicor increase cloud adoption?

ERP vendor Epicor has announced the latest version of its software. The announcement was made at Insights 2017 taking place in Nashville, Tennessee. The company has added a number of new features with the top two being new cloud-based analytics and a new cloud instances. Scott Hays, senior vice president, product marketing, Epicor said: “With…

MTM Tech launches AnywhereApp

At Citrix Synergy, MTM Technologies has launched AnywhereApp. It is a cloud-based workspace solution aimed at mid-market and small enterprises. Workspaces can be deployed on any infrastructure (on-premises, public, private or hybrid cloud). It will allow users to securely access their workspace on any device. According to Marcus Holloway, CEO, MTM: “AnywhereApp represents the industry’s…

iPass calls CEOs the greatest risk to security

The latest iPass Mobile Security Report has been published. According to the responses, the biggest risk to enterprise security are the C-Suite, especially CEOs. They are key targets for hackers both inside and outside  the office. There is also increasing concern over the use of public Wi-Fi with coffee shops now regarded as the most…

Microsoft battling tech support scams

In a blog on the Microsoft website, Courtney Gregoire, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit has written about the vendors fight against tech support scams. Gregoire is joining other vendors, the AARP, FTC and a number of other organisations at events to educate consumers in Washington state. The programme is called “Unmasking the Imposters”. …

Are your Google Analytics accurate?

Google Analytics is used by many websites to record the number of visitors, pages viewed and to help them monetise their online presence. Over the past year, however, it has run into problems in terms of accuracy. First there was the mass move to blocking JavaScript followed by the blocking of cookies. Both of these mean that…