Software and Technology

Despite COVID-19 shutdowns, re-openings, and partial re-closings in some parts of the state, Illinois manufacturers of all sizes are grappling with serious management decisions. Many halted the implementation of planned installations or upgrades to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system or deferred part of their project when the pandemic began. Now, they are trying

Since their inception, ERP software systems have historically been used almost entirely by large organizations: major corporations, financial institutions, federal and state government agencies, and similar behemoths with complex structures and massive operations.

Over the last few decades, ERP vendors have focused aggressively on the small to medium-sized business market. Today, a growing number of

Failed ERP software system implementations and integrations happen frequently and the problems are legion. However, there are ways that organizations can avoid their own failures. In a recent Taft Technology Insights post, we discussed how to avoid a failure if restarting a deferred integration during COVID-19.

We are frequently retained by companies whose projects

A debate is raging between some politicians and public health officials over the timing of reopening the economy. Noisy arguments in the news media, on Facebook or Twitter aside, the fact is that corporate executives need to be thinking seriously about the status of planned ERP software system upgrades or proceeding with projects that were

State Farm got the Internet’s attention this year with a deepfake advertisement of ESPN SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne. To many, this was an introduction to a new and accessible technology that creates convincingly realistic fake videos.

Nearly anyone with Internet access can create a realistic video clip of events that never happened. Deepfakes are videos

As SAP and some other vendors are forcing users of ERP software systems into vendors’ proprietary clouds, a significant percentage of the world’s Chief Information Officers are concerned about the security of the data being stored there.

This is one of the main takeaways from a KPMG and Oracle survey released during the midst of