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Your New Year’s resolutions could hurt your IT strategy

Written by: Dan Griffin

11th January 2019

It seems that everyone has a blog or take on New Year’s resolutions at this time of year. And you can bet that IT vendors, analysts and bloggers will all be talking about the latest innovations and technologies that you should be investing in. Some of our favourites are listed at the bottom of this… Read more »

S/4HANA Public Cloud vs Private Cloud

Written by: Ken Metcalfe

2nd January 2019

If you are using SAP products at the moment then you’re probably considering your next steps given the 2025 deadline (if so, you should read our white paper on the topic). Most SAP ERP is currently on-premise and SAP is heavily pushing these customers to consider its cloud solutions. SAP has been investing heavily in… Read more »

It’s taken Oracle six years to move to their own cloud

Written by: Dan Griffin

19th December 2018

And they’re still not done yet… Oracle has recently been making noises about its successful transition to its own cloud services. There have been a lot of high-fives and back-slapping over the fact they have taken SIX YEARS to transition most of their business to their own cloud. The worst part though is that they… Read more »

You could escape Oracle Managed Cloud Services in just four months

Written by: Kiran Gorajala

6th December 2018

Are you an unhappy Oracle Managed Cloud Services (OMCS) customer? If so, it’s likely that you are one of the many voices out there complaining about how much you pay for the quality of service that you receive. Well, you will be happy to know that you are not alone. We talk regularly with organisations… Read more »

Oracle Now Charging for Java Updates:  But does it affect you?

Written by: Ben Banton

29th November 2018

From the end of January 2019, Oracle are no longer providing Java updates for free – they are going to charge customers a fortune for these instead.  But does this affect you? To understand this, we are going to use an example.  Let’s say that you are a customer running Oracle e-Business Suite on Oracle… Read more »

Confused by SAP indirect licences? You’re not alone

Written by: Dan Griffin

19th November 2018

Diageo fined £millions by SAP, but are you still at risk? Indirect access – when referring to SAP – is when you use third-party or custom applications to access data held in SAP systems. SAP’s indirect licences and access became (in)famous last year when SAP won a legal battle against long-time customer Diageo. It turned… Read more »

18 months since WannaCry – what’s your patching strategy?

Written by: Dan Griffin

8th November 2018

Was WannaCry a one-off incident? Last year’s WannaCry ransomware attack affected many organisations from both the public and private sectors across the globe. It targeted an exploit in IT systems (EternalBlue) by encrypting data and then demanded ransom payments. WannaCry is thought to have hit over 300,000 computers in organisations as powerful and diverse as… Read more »

Are you prepared for ‘Making Tax Digital’

Written by: Kiran Gorajala

30th October 2018

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… Read more »

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

Written by: Kiran Gorajala

25th October 2018

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… Read more »

Don’t risk the brand damage of unpatched systems

Written by: Ken Metcalfe

18th October 2018

“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… Read more »

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