Why do businesses use any un-synced desktop computg8orade writes "I was reading an article at CIO.com that asks why is ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software so hard.
A business's entire computing eco-system is its ERP system, though most companies haven't even taken the first step of having centralized data-mine-able email, and certainly haven't made universal use of a ticket system instead of email a priority. (Request Tracker / RT, Jira, etc etc.)
There really don't seem to be hybrid local desktop / server desktop sync solutions that help you work locally when you need to but that then auto sync everything when you're connected to a central database.
So, I have to ask the readers, why does any company, not private citizens, any COMPANY allow any computing to occur resulting in files that aren't later stored and queryable centrally, which is what ERP is ultimately for, namely to produce auditable historical records. (Auditable means any kind of audit--Internal Audit for quality and cost, Tax Audit, SOX Audit, pick any regulatory reason for an audit).
Is it simply because companies don't think about computing that way? Or has desktop computing clouded the benefits of networked computing until relatively recently?
What companies do you know who best treat their IT in its entirety as their "ERP"?"
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