Enterprise Applications

Enterprise Applications
Application Architecture AgilityApplication Architecture Agility

As business needs change rapidly, Pulse surveys 100 IT and engineering leaders to find out if their application architecture, systems, and integrations can keep up.

What's a greater concern for returning to the office? Comment how you are prioritizing...

Top Answer : The majority of our focus is definitely on the human factors as the technical factors are mostly related to things we had to solve as we went distributed.  We will need some additional technical stuff to support the human factors (eg. scheduling software to limit the # of people in the office at the same time) but solving the human factors of helping people to feel comfortable, ensuring that safety precautions are being followed, etc... are much harder and why it will be a while before we go back.

Hi Everyone, I'm trying to establish some clarity and guidelines in my applications area.   In particular, I'm trying to get an agreed upon definition for enterprise systems and a definition for a functional system.  Specifically trying to clarify where IT will build a team to deploy and support vs the business.  Would you be willing to share any guidance/definition you have at your respective companies?

Top Answer : I can’t share our actual definition but we would rank them with some weighted scores. How many users? How many Divisions using ? How many sub-divisions within a division using it? You could have an app/system used by 20k people but only for Aerospace and only by two of five sub-divisions.... definitely not an enterprise system When they have high weights / scores they are “enterprise worthy”

What’s the single biggest element that ensures you adopt a product you’ve purchased and ensures you renew?

Top Answer : Well documented processes and procedures. Followed by team culture.

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ERP & Bank ConnectivityERP & Bank Connectivity

Connecting your ERP to global banks can be a headache. This Pulse survey of 100 IT leaders sheds light on how technology can simplify the process.

If these companies were affected then the foundation of computing could be at risk. If you could manipulate at the hardware layer via the firmware, BIOS, ect then a threat actor could weaponize well below the operating system which brings in to question the integrity of the entire computing stack and everything above it.  The firmware and bios are like the rebar and concrete for a building. If that foundation is weak then the entire structure and anything dependent on it is at risk. We cannot underestimate the potential or the severity of these companies being potentially affected by the SolarWinds hack and what that means for the foundational computing hardware they provide to the world.  What do others think ?  How could this impact your organization ?   Big tech companies including Intel, Nvidia, and Cisco were all infected during the SolarWinds hack - The Verge

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Streamlining Application DevelopmentStreamlining Application Development

Without an agile platform, application development can be a resource bottleneck for IT teams. The Pulse CIO community shares why.

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Accelerating the move towards a cloud infrastructure - how do you decide / what applications go first? Which are top of the list for you currently?

Top Answer : First we try to stop the flow of new non-cloud. Then we prioritize for those apps overdue for an upgrade that we will be retaining 4+ years. Apps with security risks can also be a priority if we can’t shut it down or migrate to a different solution

Do recent Facebook data scandals shake your confidence in Workplace by Facebook?

Top Answer : It does make you think seriously on threat associated with such platforms or tools.

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Recommendations for accepting payments for work performed in the field.  Looking at Stripe and Square

Top Answer : If you mean technicians working in the field and collecting payment upon completion.... my wife’s small business uses Square I don’t even know if we do that at my employer. Pretty sure we are Invoicing only

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