Well, without getting political, we’d like to stay contemporary…
So, yes, one can debate the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana all day long. But this article by Doug McVay of Portland’s KBOO (among other credits) points out the fact that as marijuana becomes a sanctioned business, it also must comply with “States require(ing) constant monitoring and electronic access to data, what’s called ‘seed-to-sale’ tracking in order to prevent diversion of marijuana outside the regulated system”.
What is of particular interest to me comes towards the end of the article. McVay points out that two ERP systems have both experienced security breaches that have threatened their ability to remain valid in the industry.
It is yet another example of making sure that your ERP and CRM systems not only work well with your operating systems, but that they also are compliant with all the rules and regulations you might be operating under.
So, yes, our first post of the new year might be controversial. It’s also very educational.