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The customer base in SAP license management is growing worldwideAachen, Germany, 14, September 2017 – Aspera, the leading provider of Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions, presented version 3.9 of its cloud-capable software License Control for SAP today.
Increasingly, more customers worldwide are using it to map their entire SAP landscape, including all users who access SAP or use SAP technology indirectly.

The new version comes with the following improvements: Indirect access: The handling of user... Source: RealWire
This might be the rare case of a bug you don't want patched SAP admins, there's an e-mail system bug that could give your HR department headaches, by blocking peoples from registering their e-mail with its E-Recruiting system.…
Now that Oracle wants to turn over leadership of enterprise Javarsquo;s (Java EErsquo;s) development to a still-unnamed open source foundation, might the same thing happen with the standard edition of Java (Java SE) that Oracle also controls? Such a move could produce substantial benefits.

But it does not seem unlikely, at least at the moment.Oracle said it has no plans to make such a move.

But the potential fruits of a such a move are undeniable.[ Keep track of whatrsquo;s changed in Java 9 in InfoWorldrsquo;s live changelog, “Whatrsquo;s new in Java 9.” | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorldrsquo;s App Dev Report newsletter. ]If Oracle steps aside, therersquo;s more room for many others For one, a loosening of Oraclersquo;s control could entice other contributors to Java to participate more. Java development has had other participants, including IBM, Red Hat, and SAP.

But with the current Oracle-dominated setup, other companies and individuals could be reluctant to contribute a lot if they see it as benefiting a major software industry providermdash;and possible rivalmdash;like Oracle.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Researchers able to hijack server and steal card details Point-of-Sale systems from SAP had a vulnerability that allowed them to be hacked using a $25 Raspberry Pi or similar device, according to research unveiled at the Hack in the Box conference in Singapore last week.…
23 August 2017: Mark Smith, Founder and CEO of Support Revolution, a third-party support and maintenance provider of Oracle and SAP systems, has been named a finalist in this yearrsquo;s Tech Leaders Awards as ‘Disruptive Leader of the Yearrsquo;.

Founded in 2012, Support Revolution is the only UK headquartered, third-party support and maintenance provider of Oracle and SAP systems.

The company provides first-class support to Oracle and SAP customers whilst saving their customers between 50%... Source: RealWire
SAP released 19 patches on Tuesday, including a trio of vulnerabilities marked high severity in itsnbsp;businessnbsp;management software.
19 vulnerabilities squished this month – get patching Critical issues in SAPrsquo;s CRM application – patched on Tuesday – open the door to corporate espionage, security researchers warn.…
- High quality proactive support provided to customers at maximum level for the third time in six monthsUK, 25th July 2017: Support Revolution the UK-based provider of third-party software support and maintenance for Oracle and SAP systems, has today announced that it has again hit 100% Service Level Agreement (SLA) compliance, responding to and resolving customer incidents throughout June 2017.

The companyrsquo;s 2017 average SLA compliance is now 99.3%, following ongoing hard work and dedication... Source: RealWire
SAP fixed 23 vulnerabilities across roughly a dozen products on Tuesday, including a series of high-risk flaws in SAP POS and SAP Host Agent.
Third party support provider growth driven by Oracle and SAP customers needing to save money on support and maintenanceUK, 22nd May 2017: Support Revolution, the UK-based provider of third party software support and maintenance for Oracle and SAP syste...
The week after a U.K. court favored SAP in a $70 million licensing dispute, the software developer took another brewery to arbitration in the U.S., this time seeking damages of more than $600 million.The disputes—both are ongoing—bode ill for companies using platforms such as Salesforce.com to indirectly access data held in SAP systems subject to named-user licensing.“SAP investors may welcome this litigation, but it’s yet one more reason why new customers are fleeing to the hills, choosing Amazon Web Services or Google, where they can, for their future software needs,” said Robin Fry, legal director at software licensing consultancy Cerno Professional Services. “Why choose SAP if, despite being a loyal customer and careful attempts at compliance, there’s a real risk that they might bring a gun at your head or force you to restate your earnings down the line?”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
No jokes about dinosaurs SAP has rushed out a patch for its TREX search engine, after security researchers found bugs in a 2015 patch.…