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Avoid the Disaster

We have two separate budget models relating to different entities that use the same budget worksheet and worksheet versions. We rolled over the first model and worksheet data, then at a much later date rolled the second (related to different accounts) over. We were shocked to discover that when the second model worksheet data was rolled over, the existing worksheet data from the first model was deleted. Fortunately we had copied our production database into a test environment two days earlier so were able to contain the damage to those worksheets modified during that two day period. By running transaction reports on our budget ledger restricted to records where Post Date was either of those two days we identified the accounts related to worksheets and contacted the people effected with the bad news.

We then re-created the exact same scenario with fresh models and ledgers in our test environment and confirmed this had actually happened and would happen again. Our version is 11.09.009.

TechnologyOne has advised this bug will be fixed in the Revision 11. The AR number is 285178.

 
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Melbourne User Group Meeting Notes September 20th, 2012

The Melbourne TechnologyOne User Group held a meeting on Thursday 20th, September at the Melbourne office of TechnologyOne. It was a great meeting with plenty of news, information and networking occurring in a positive, productive setting. Notes from the meeting are available in the User Group Forum and additional follow-up information including key points from the Tech one’s latest presentation on the progress of Ci2 will be published on this site in the coming days and weeks.

 
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Melbourne User Group Meeting

There will be a User Group Meeting at the Melbourne Offices of TechnologyOne this Thursday at 10:00am for a 10:30am start. Details of the meeting can be found in the User Group forum along with the agenda.

 
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Evolve Presentations

Published on July 26, 2012 by in Current

A few people have been asking about the Cloud Architecture and Deployment presentation provided at the TechnologyOne Evolve conference earlier this year.

Adrian DiMarco’s opening presentation “Transforming Business, Making Life Simple” is attached

Matt Deshon’s presentation is attached

Transforming Business Making Life Simple

Cloud Architecture and Deployment

 

 
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The Big Switch

Published on July 15, 2012 by in Featured

“A hundred years ago, companies stopped generating their own power with steam engines and dynamos and plugged into the newly built electric grid. The cheap power pumped out by electric utilities didn’t just change how businesses operate. It set off a chain reaction of economic and social transformations that brought the modern world into existence. Today, a similar revolution is under way. Hooked up to the Internet’s global computing grid, massive information-processing plants have begun pumping data and software code into our homes and businesses. This time, it’s computing that’s turning into a utility” – This is an excerpt from Nicholas Carr Wall Street Journal bestseller titled ‘The Big Switch’.

If we are not already connected to the internet, immediate access is just a click away. Smart phones, tablet computers, free WiFi, and the ever-increasing use of personal WiFi hotspots, ensure that Internet access is readily available no matter where you are. And if you have access to an Internet connection, then you have access to the cloud. Like electricity, cloud computing soon will be ubiquitous.

Another similarity between computing and electricity is the way in which the delivery methods of each were affected by technological advancements and economic forces. Like computers, electricity was initially used only by businesses. The companies that required electricity produced the power that was needed to operate their factories and manufacturing processes. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, most power plants were privately owned by large businesses.

The same can be said regarding computing power. Almost every business that’s been around for more than a few years continues to own and maintain computer hardware on site. Yet almost every new technology start-up does the exact opposite; preferring the flexibility and agility offered by companies like the web giant Amazon and their massive core infrastructure and data-centres.  The days when outsourcing computing power was looked upon with suspicion will soon pass.

 
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