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One Channel wows audiences

One Channel wows audiences

Cloud and mobile business solutions provider, One Channel, wowed audiences at recent events that showcased the latest global trends in cloud computing, ERP and security. Industry experts demonstrated the benefits of the Cloud and the Multi-Cloud universe and showed how businesses can prepare for the 4th industrial revolution.

One Channel, CEO Bernard Ford warned that organisations can no longer operate in isolation in the convergence era or the 4th Industrial Revolution.

“We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another,” he said.

“The possibilities of billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge, are unlimited. And these possibilities will be multiplied by emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), 3-D printing, nanotechnology, autonomous vehicles and quantum computing,” he explained.

The 4th Industrial Revolution has the potential to raise global income levels and improve the quality of life for populations around the world. To date, those who have gained the most from it have been consumers able to afford and access the digital world.

“Technology has made possible new products and services that increase the efficiency and pleasure of our personal lives. Ordering a cab, booking a flight, buying a product, making a payment, listening to music, watching a film, or playing a game – any of these can now be done remotely,” he added.

In the future, technological innovation will also lead to a supply-side miracle, with long-term gains in efficiency and productivity. Transportation and communication costs will drop, logistics and global supply chains will become more effective, and the cost of trade will diminish, all of which will open new markets and drive economic growth.

Major shifts on the demand side are also occurring, as growing transparency, consumer engagement, and new patterns of consumer behaviour force companies to adapt the way they design, market, and deliver products and services.

“It’s no secret that technology has been advancing at a tremendous rate. This means that it is not only more powerful, intuitive and automated, but also more accessible, with companies offering software solutions that are now affordable for small to medium sized businesses – sometimes they’re even free,” he added.

Ford explained how they can implement large, complex systems in a fraction of the time when compared to legacy ERP systems.

He pointed to Acumatica as a post-modern, true-cloud business system that takes advantage of these trending technologies including blockchain security, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), multi-cloud and natural language interface to ERP.

Acumatica is a post-modern, true-cloud business system that takes advantage of the following trending technologies: blockchain security, IoT, artificial intelligence, multi-cloud and natural language interface to ERP.

The audience was also treated to extracts from the keynote addresses at the recent Acumatica Summit that was held in San Diego. One Channel also presented a live demonstration of the very latest Acumatica release 6.1 and showed why Acumatica is the fastest growing Cloud ERP in the world with some significant success stories.

Other partner presentations included Backup, Security & DRaaS solutions from Acronis and Sophos. FlowCentric, One Channel’s integrated partner in Business Process Automation, also did a live demonstration.

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