Author - Al Brough

Al Brough

Al Brough
Al Brough

The Stellar Supporter

Al Brough is an Analyst at SYSPRO Asia. Before entering the world of ERP, Al worked extensively in the sugar and timber manufacturing industry. With an undergraduate degree in Marketing and Human Resource Management, Al uses his broad knowledge base and pragmatic nature to find the perfect solution for every problem. His personal life is perfectly balanced by his lovely wife, an energetic Jack Russell, anything to do with trains and a slow-growing bonsai.

Blogs by Al



VPN Tunnels Part 2 – Increasing Security, Promoting Agility VPN Tunnels Part 2 – Increasing Security, Promoting Agility VPN Tunnels Part 2 – Increasing Security, Promoting Agility

VPN Tunnels Part 2 – Increasing Security, Promoting Agility

Author: | Post Date: 07 Mar 2017

As I mentioned in Part One of this blog, a VPN tunnel allows for the safe transfer of data across the Internet, and adds layers of security to your company network. It does this through the use of encryption and other security mechanisms (including hardware settings/passwords and approved IP addresses). (more…)


Ransomware and Beyond – Part 1 Ransomware and Beyond – Part 1 Ransomware and Beyond – Part 1

Ransomware and Beyond – Part 1

Author: | Post Date: 08 Nov 2016

The Internet is teeming with cybercriminals armed with increasingly sophisticated malware designed to steal your data – or extort you for cash. It’s an evolutionary process, an arms race, and a threat to every organization doing business across the Internet. Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report contains some appalling statistics. During 2015: (more…)


Streamlining Your Company with ERP Streamlining Your Company with ERP Streamlining Your Company with ERP

Streamlining Your Company with ERP

Author: | Post Date: 04 Aug 2016

Streamlining isn’t just for planes, trains and automobiles. It’s also a valuable concept in business. Is competition fierce? Profit margins tight? Can the difference between success and failure boil down to a few minutes of lead time? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, it’s time to look for areas where you can minimize the drag on your business. (more…)


The Evolution of SYSPRO’s UX The Evolution of SYSPRO’s UX The Evolution of SYSPRO’s UX

The Evolution of SYSPRO’s UX

Author: | Post Date: 05 Jul 2016

The evolution of the user experience (UX) is nothing short of remarkable. From Dieter Rams’ Blaupunkt designs in the 1960s, to the game-changing innovations of Apple’s iPhone in 2007 – the UX has expanded from individual design silos into the unified and much contemplated mission of entire organisations. (more…)


Expanding the User Experience Beyond the Garden of Apple Expanding the User Experience Beyond the Garden of Apple Expanding the User Experience Beyond the Garden of Apple

Expanding the User Experience Beyond the Garden of Apple

Author: | Post Date: 03 May 2016

You can’t seem to have a conversation about UX without talking about Apple products – especially the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. The iPhone was obviously a ‘game changer’, but it didn’t appear out of thin air. Its design was at least as much evolutionary as revolutionary. Apple’s aesthetics were pre-figured in the 1960s, by Dieter Rams, a German designer who worked for [...]


The Bleeding Edge of Technology Part 2 The Bleeding Edge of Technology Part 2 The Bleeding Edge of Technology Part 2

The Bleeding Edge of Technology Part 2

Author: | Post Date: 03 Mar 2016

In Part 1, I discussed Moore’s law and the benefits of keeping up with technology in the fast paced evolution of computing power. To keep your company on the bleeding edge, I highly recommend taking advantage of SYSPRO port updates. These are similar to Windows updates – with every new SYSPRO release you can expect port updates more regularly and as the release reaches a [...]



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