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NSW TAFE's IT FAIL was so bad, 100 staff were hired to clean up

New South Wales TAFE's failed IT project will be a millstone around the organisation's neck for years, the state's Auditor-General warned yesterday. Terminated last year, the Learning and Management and Business Reform (LMBR) project has nonetheless managed to reach out of the grave and grab the dollars. The Auditor-General's …
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You're SAP-ing my will to live: Licensing debate lumbers on as ERP giant tries to rebuild trust

After a year marked by major lawsuits on licensing, German ERP giant SAP is making a noise about its new customer-centric approach, perhaps after realising that its litigious image risks driving down customer confidence. In February, Diageo was told to pay SAP a cool £54.5m after it introduced two new Salesforce.com systems, …
Rebecca Hill, 5 Dec 2017

Two years later, SAP's making ‘progress’ on clearing up S/4HANA ball of confusion

SAP is “getting there” with its efforts to address concerns around deployment of the latest version of its ERP business suite, according to S/4HANA COO Sal Laher. S/4HANA was plagued by confusion over pricing, licensing, migration and deployment when it was first launched in 2015, and this has had an impact on both awareness …
Rebecca Hill, 29 Nov 2017
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SAP fondlers: IoT? Machine learning? Woah there, we still don't understand licensing

Brit SAP users have little interest in adopting the German enterprise resource planning giant's self-branded "digital innovation system", Leonardo, citing licensing concerns as a barrier, according to a survey. In a poll of almost 400 UK and Ireland-based organisations using SAP, some 58 per cent said they have concerns about …
Rebecca Hill, 27 Nov 2017
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SAP to ban commission on public sector deals in countries at risk of corruption

SAP has claimed that "significant changes" have been made to global sales processes, after reports of corruption rocked its South Africa biz. The German ERP giant has also launched disciplinary procedures against three employees after accusations that the SA subsidiary was using a shell company to buy help winning government …
Rebecca Hill, 26 Oct 2017
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SAP reassures market: Cloud is sustainable, just don't look at our wheezing bookings

Enterprise giant SAP has reported an increase in both revenues and operating profits for the latest quarter – but execs were forced to explain a slowdown in cloud bookings. The results for the quarter ended September 30, released today (PDF), showed total revenues of €5.59bn – up 4 per cent year-on-year – and an operating …
Rebecca Hill, 19 Oct 2017

Fear the SAP-slap? Users can anonymously submit questions about licensing naughtiness

SAP is to offer feedback on anonymised indirect licensing as concern and confusion about the rules grows among customers. The German firm's rules on indirect access mean customers can be hit with licensing fees to cover any and all software that connects – even indirectly – to data stored on SAP systems. Following a high- …
Rebecca Hill, 11 Oct 2017

SAP flings out one-hub-to-rule-and-crunch all the data. Yes, a hub

Enterprise giant SAP is taking on silos with its latest offering that aims to centralise data processing and governance - but not storage. SAP’s Data Hub, launched on Monday at an event in New York, looks to capitalise on the vast amounts of data companies collect, especially when they are from an increasing variety of sources …
Rebecca Hill, 26 Sep 2017
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SAP gobbles customer identity management startup Gigya for $350m

German enterprise giant SAP has bought customer identity management firm Gigya for a reported $350m. Gigya, which is headquartered in Mountain View but started life in Israel, offers companies a platform to manage their customers' details. The platform, which has about 1.3 billion customer identities, collects usage data, but …
Rebecca Hill, 25 Sep 2017
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AWS: Don't be a SAP, get one of our massive HANA boxes

Amazon Web Services has released a new line of server options aimed at companies looking to run in-memory databases like SAP HANA in its cloud. The Bezos-backed hosting house said the EC2 instances will each offer 4TB of dedicated DDR4 memory. The instances, given the catchy name x1e.32xlarge, are available in the US East ( …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Sep 2017
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SAP E-Recruiting bug could let you stop rivals poaching your people

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. The problem is that a registration URL provided to job-seekers is predictable, meaning an attacker could put other peoples' e-mails into the system and guess the …

SAP point-of-sale systems were totally hackable with $25 kit

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. Critical vulnerabilities in SAP's POS – since resolved – created a means for hackers not only to steal customers …
John Leyden, 29 Aug 2017
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Fancy talking to SAP about your indirect licensing concerns? Straw poll says no

SAP has been told that customers are too afraid to strike up a conversation about indirect access, as a survey indicated most users had concerns that opening up to the firm could backfire. SAP rules on indirect access mean customers can be hit with licensing fees to cover any and all software that connects – even indirectly – …
Rebecca Hill, 24 Aug 2017
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SAP cleans up more than a dozen troubling CRM security blunders

Critical issues in SAP’s CRM application – patched on Tuesday – open the door to corporate espionage, security researchers warn. SAP resolved a total of 19 software flaws yesterday. Among the most critical bugs is an SQL injection in SAP CRM WebClient User Interface (SAP Security Note 2450979). The issue, identified by …
John Leyden, 9 Aug 2017
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Just look at our cloud sales, beams profit-sapped SAP

SAP has reported revenues of €5.8bn in the quarter ending June 30, up 10 per cent on the previous year’s figure. However, operating profits were 27 per cent down on Q2 2016, from €1.27bn to to €926m. The lion’s share of SAP’s revenue continues to come from software licences and support, which saw a slight uplift on 2016’s …
Rebecca Hill, 20 Jul 2017

Buzzword buzzkill: Cloud, AI, IoT and edge work in a real product

Artificial intelligence, the internet of things and edge computing are 2017's inescapable buzzwords, and cloud probably has that role for the entire decade. So imagine The Register's surprise when we learned all three are working together in a product you can put to work today. That product is SAP's Leonardo IoT Edge that, as …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Jul 2017

SAP rips and replaces South African bosses amid corruption probe

SAP has installed an acting managing director and acting chief financial officer at its scandal-hit South Africa subsidiary. This comes after the German software giant suspended four senior managers at the SA operation, and launched a probe into claims bribes were used to secure a top government contract. Late on Friday, SAP …
Iain Thomson, 17 Jul 2017
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Brit SAP user group seeking more line-of-business members

The new chairman of the UK and Ireland's SAP User Group (UKISUG) is looking to boost its number of line-of-business users, in response to "changes" in the IT department's role in organisations. Paul Cooper, who has taken on the role after being vice-chairman since 2013, told The Register that the group, which has around 5,000 …
Rebecca Hill, 11 Jul 2017

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