Are you prepared for ‘Making Tax Digital’

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What is ‘Making Tax Digital’? Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a move by the UK government to introduce a modern streamlined tax system that makes it easier for businesses and individuals to keep their tax records up to date and to transfer information to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). MTD is HMRC’s policy to move all business-related tax reporting online. … Read More

Oracle EBS R12.2.8 available, but is it worth the hype?

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Our highlights of Oracle’s E-Business Suite (EBS) R12.2.8 This month Oracle have released EBS R12.2.8 as their latest E-Business Suite version, which their marketing team state includes new features, statutory and regulatory updates, and enhancements for stability, performance and security. This is a cumulative update, so what this means is that as well as providing new updates for this release, … Read More

Don’t risk the brand damage of unpatched systems

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“More than 4,000 known bugs in SAP and 5,000 in Oracle software pose security threats” In July this year the Department of Homeland Security issued an alert citing this study by security firms Digital Shadows and Onapsis that highlights the risks posed to thousands of unpatched business systems from software makers Oracle and SAP. The report highlights that: 17,000 SAP … Read More

Amazon plans a speedy getaway from Oracle?

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Amazon is a long-time user of Oracle and its technologies, but for how long? Since Amazon launched AWS and its own provision of data centre technologies, it’s been turning lots of its longtime suppliers (like Oracle) into heated rivals. And as Amazon’s own technologies began to match the usual lineup, rumours started circulating about which suppliers Amazon will begin to … Read More

Have you applied the Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2018-11776 yet?

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Oracle release security alerts in-between their quarterly Critical Patch Updates to shore up issues in their systems. These are NOT automatically applied for you though meaning that you could be vulnerable. The latest Oracle security alert (a vulnerability in Apache Struts 2) was released on the 31st August meaning you could have been at risk for over a month. This … Read More

Our visit to the Gartner London 2018 IT Summit

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We’re back from the Gartner London 2018 IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit. We’d like to thank everyone who came to talk to us at this highly energetic event, and for all the questions and interest you had in 3rd party support for Oracle and SAP. So what were the highlights of the event for us? You asked … Read More

How to give notice to Oracle

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If you are an Oracle customer, it’s likely that you may be paying a large amount to Oracle to maintain your databases and software. But is this really necessary? What value are you currently getting from your Oracle support and maintenance? When did the last Oracle software upgrade provide you with new value-adding functionality? When was the last security patch … Read More

SAP: “The End of Innovation”?

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With many IT budgets being squeezed, it is worth examining the validity of one of the most common reasons SAP customers give for remaining with SAP support; access to software upgrades that provide new functionality. When SAP released version ECC 6 of their ERP software in 2006, they introduced the concept of Enhancement Packages (EHP), which could be installed to … Read More

Public Sector Customers: Save Up To 90% on G-Cloud 10

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Did you know that you could save up to 90% on your Oracle & SAP support and maintenance fees on G-Cloud 10? If you are a Public Sector organisation, you could join customers such as UK Shared Business Services, the National Audit Office and the Bank of England who have already made massive savings on their Oracle and SAP bills. … Read More