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Support Revolution Reports Record Growth

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...

Using Salesforce to access SAP? Pour yourself a stiff drink

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

SAP’s TREX exposed HANA, NetWeaver

No jokes about dinosaurs SAP has rushed out a patch for its TREX search engine, after security researchers found bugs in a 2015 patch.…

SAP Updates Two-Year-Old Patch for TREX Vulnerability

SAP has issued an updated patch for a code-injection vulnerability affecting the TREX search engine integrated into more than a dozen SAP products.

National Foreign Trade Council Website Hit by Chinese Hackers

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SAP Vulnerability Puts Business Data at Risk for Thousands of Companies

Researchers at ERPScan today disclosed details and a proof-of-concept exploit for a SAP GUI remote code execution vulnerability patched last week.

Threatpost News Wrap, March 17, 2017

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including Pwn2Own 2017, Microsoft's silence around February's Patch Tuesday, and a nasty SAP bug.

SAP Patches Multiple HANA Vulnerabilities in March Update

SAP users are at risk from "very high" priority vulnerabilities that impact the Self Service features in the SAP HANA database product portfolio.

ERP Attack Risks Come into Focus

New highly critical SAP vulnerability highlights dangers against critical business software.

SAP adds new features to Vora and readies a cloud version

SAP has added some new capabilities to SAP Vora, its in-memory distributed computing system based on Apache Spark and Hadoop.Version 1.3 of Vora includes a number of new distributed, in-memory data-processing engines, including ones for time-series data, graph data and schema-less JSON data, that accelerate complex processing.[ Get started: A developer’s guide to serverless computing. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld's App Dev Report newsletter. ]Common uses for the graph engine might be analyzing social graphs or supply chain graphs, said Ken Tsai, SAP’s head of product marketing for database and data management.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

SAP Patches Critical HANA Vulnerability That Allowed Full Access

SAP patched a critical vulnerability in its cloud-based business platform HANA today that if exploited, could allow for a full system compromise, without authentication.

Google Cloud sharpens its enterprise strategy

Google first announced its plan to become a top cloud provider for the enterprise in June 2012. But turning an inward-focused, engineering-driven company inside out to cater to enterprise customers has been a struggle. By most estimates, Google Cloud remains a distant No. 3 behind AWS and Microsoft Azure.Last week’s Google Cloud Next conference may mark a turning point. At 10,000 attendees, the three-day event was more than four times the size of last year’s conference. A change in tone emerged: Google spent more time actively reaching out to enterprises than it did flogging its technical superiority.Instead of SnapChat or Evernote, real enterprise customers waltzed across the stage, including Colgate, Disney, HSBC, Schlumberger, and Verizon. Plus Google announced a partnership with the fusty enterprise software vendor SAP, which will run its in-memory HANA analytics database on Google Cloud.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here