* Posts by arthoss

143 publicly visible posts • joined 28 Jul 2016


S/4HANA was once the future for SAP – but now it's in the clouds



Just make it open source already so we can start our own OnPremPass company… We’ll do the SAP business the way it’s always been done.

Return of the Mac (mechanical): Vissles keyboard for fans of keeping a low profile


Re: "return"

Alright thanks

Thumb Down


only if you consider the Matias Tactile Pro not to be the real return of the original Mac keyboard, around 10+ years ago, still being sold.

Judge lets art trio take another crack at suing AI devs over copyright


Wrong use of AI

WTF, AI shouldn’t do art and poetry while people still doing hard work for little money. AI is taking from us what makes us human. This is so wrong.


Re: Extension of the Existing Situation

The difference here is you’ll need up to a year writing that book, while AI will need seconds, flooding the market with copies of someone’s style, for which he or she needed up to 20 years to develop. You see the catastrophe here, this type of stuff will kill this type of creativity in humans, because it won’t be worth it, if a bot can churn out “inspired” copies a thousand times faster.

Huawei replaces ERP with homebrew effort, claims it’s perfect and shows company will thrive despite sanctions


Re: ERP as moneypit

There is. We’ll see how this one is doing 5 years down the road. As workday already showed, and peoplesoft also, when you’re new it works. After that, delivering updates, supporting new functionalities, will it still be tenable, that operation? German things are great because of their culture: a dispassionate passion for technology. I doubt that China has the right culture, besides, their authoritarian regime tends to minimize innovation.

It's a matter of when, not if, customers move to the cloud, SAP tells investors


Re: Good luck with that

I guess if a newish big company moves to a cloud now, and they just became large, they will implement all this specific stuff on SF because it’s possible. But otherwise why pay more for something you already have? It’s not cheaper, the cloud, it’s more expensive.

I hope SAP saves some piece of the humble pie they’re going to have to eat soonish. For me, because I like pies.

SAP's German-speaking heartlands still struggling with ERP vendor's cloud vision


Re: You're using it wrong

The custom business processes in ERP are the reflection of the company’s ethos. Moving to cloud may not mean leaving your soul behind

Oracle lands London council deal for £12m ERP project


"We want to invest in a solution that will evolve and adapt with our business ...

...and after recommendations from our peers, we know Oracle Fusion Applications is the best fit for us."

Regardless which ERP system they're talking about: hahahahahahah! dream on!

Nothing will fit perfectly. After installing ERP and initial configuration is up to IT management to keep subsequent extensions manageable and usable. Sound like they had the wrong (or didn't have at all) system architect or committed system responsible. I foresee another headline of the same kind in 10 years, where Oracle will get replaced, of course with all the Oracle trademark theatre de rigueur .

Workday nearly doubles losses as waves of deals pushed back


too trendy for business?

having programmed an interface to them and from them, and every quarter they were changing the API, I'd say they're not "business". Look, SAP has the same API sometimes for 40 years. To me, it seemed they're too trendy for solid business software (there were some snowflake process design decisions in the time management part for employees). You can't compensate organic growth and a desire for abstractisation , I guess, like SAP had it.

Accenture announces 'Accenture Song' – not a tune, but a rebrand


Re: I am disappointed.

sketch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DWLv4tQsz4

but the song, I can't find. I might be mistaking it for some Oracle song, there's some overlap in my head related to that period of my life.

we were sharing it by email, back then, so, hard to find.


Re: I am disappointed.

I personally was surprised that the Accidenture song wasn’t mentioned. I thought it was funny and I was an employee back then

The march of Macs into the enterprise: Demand is on the increase


Re: Apple don't care for the enterprise

I got a feeling that enterprise specific stuff in the OS is about to become a thing of the past anyway. If you're safe in the internet on your consumer Mac, why bother applying any enterprise policies? Your companies intranet will get broken into anyways (says Microsoft) so you should always work like your computer will get broken into, in a way. Better to think like that! I'm sure there is still use for software policies but truth is Macs don't have the thick crust of bloatware that WinBoxes have in a big company and so, they are definitely less annoying using.

I'm surely wrong on many counts here, but there is a grain of reason in my gut feeling, isn't there?

SAP hits 50: Entrenched, spread out and fully middle-aged


9999 a.d.

That's how long SAP will exist in its current version till the next version will be widely adopted. There is a joke in here somewhere.

Modem-wiping malware caused Viasat satellite broadband outage in Europe


Re: Data backhaul Redundancy?

I wonder too? Of course things are easier on the internet, but shouldn't they create some kind of secure network on top of the internet? Like the banks do.


Re: NATO being attacked?

really? ok that's nice, thank you


NATO being attacked?

Yeah, so it won't be long till this shit will be considered an attack if done from Russia towards a NATO country. We're lucky we didn't have a storm in Germany, which could have destroyed turbines.

'Boombox' function sparks Tesla recall


Re: "Recall" is NTHSA terminology

you can (on Tesla)! /mumbles: future is now old man

Apple Mac sales break records amid ex-86-odus to Arm-compatible M1 silicon


Re: Gaming

The future is now old man. You obviously know little of the Apple TV gaming and the cross-hardware play you can have there with Apple Arcade (play the game on Mac, move on to iPad, and finish on Apple TV). Better done than any other gaming system. There are few heavy weight games though but there are some really good ones already (Oceanhorn, Catquest 2, Sasquatch, Agent Intercept).

Gamepads from xbox and PS are supported but they also have their own standard (I have two appleTV gamepads and they work quite nicely).

Why I play Apple TV more often than Xbox or PS? It's super easy to use, compared to the rest. Xbox is quite annoying with the relogin prompts.



It's hard to move certain software to another OS so just use parallels to emulate the OS you need. Still better than using the MS Crapola OS directly, in my experience.

Team behind delayed ERP project was aware of problems but didn't inform Surrey County Council for months


moving from SAP to a second rate company?

I'm going to get a lot of flak for this, but checking unit4's website, it looks like it's a bakery's cloud ERP suite. Why on Earth would you move from (technically beautiful) SAP r/3 to this? Only to go around a lack of qualified workforce, I can imagine, although you'll pay through your nose longterm on a cloud solution.

So anyone can answer why? I'm curious, because I do SAP HR since 20 years and so far (Workday, Peoplesoft) I wasn't convinced by the competition.

Apple again extends waiver for in-app purchasing requirement for online experiences


true that.

chuckle :)

Apple is beginning to undo decades of Intel, x86 dominance in PC market


Re: Speedbump

you can get the Xcode version last supporting your MacOS version directly from Apple Dev site, still. So not the latest Xcode but still a good one (well good enough).

Awkward. At Chrome summit, developer asks: Why should anyone trust Google?


"Google engineers, funded ultimately by web advertising, have made a substantial contribution to the rapid and impressive evolution of the web platform and in making Chromium and the V8 JavaScript engine among the most critical and successful open-source projects".

You're saying it like it's a good thing.

Ever wondered where the 'cloud' was in Adobe Creative Cloud? Here it is in beta form


They're fast when you want to do stuff...

I hate their strategy as well. But honestly they're better than the competition (I'm not sure if Afinity is better nowadays for pictures). I rarely do vectorial drawings, but I'd imagine that iPad with the pencil is more appropriate than using a mouse in general (using procreate there). At the moment Adobe is so large that I'm surprised their buy off of the frame.io collaboration system was approved. Soon they'll have to break Adobe, if you ask me.

Anyway, quite stoked with DXO PL 5, still not quite same level as LR but got a lot closer. Using Pixelmator Pro otherwise and I'm quite satisfied.

Microsoft defends intrusive dialog in Visual Studio Code that asks if you really trust the code you've been working on


what a non issue, really, an article about it? I expected an opinion supporting it. With attacks with multiple vectors, which already happened in the IDE in the past (! see Xcode Chinese attack), I'd expect that the programmers will pay attention as hell to what they're running. This popup should not be ignored people. Those saying "I'll automatically click ok" should be fired.

Florida Man sues Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for account ban


he who may not be named.

UK artists seek 'luvvie levy' on new gadgets to make up for all the media that consumers access online


Re: What free stuff?

it's probably art displayed on your way from your place to your work... A lot of good that does when you work from home.

The M in M1 is for moans: How do you turn a new MacBook Pro into a desktop workhorse?


only 2 ports makes it not a pro

yeah. I have 4 ports on my true mb pro 16 inch and it's almost not enough. You can't call it pro with 2 ports only.

Pyjama bottoms crew, listen up: In 2022 we'll still be at home



"Workday, among others, has taken a more conservative view. CEO Aneel Bhusri said he was "a big believer that we're going to be back in the office" earlier this year".

They are still in startup mode of course they need that.

Germany's competition watchdog to investigate whether Apple's ecosystem damages other businesses


Re: The temperature seems to be rising for Apple

it's election year in Germany so obv the anything to distract from the real issues.

Ex-Apple marketing bigwig tells Epic judge: Our revenue-sharing model is designed to stop money laundering


Re: Fail... just... fail...

It’s called Apple Arcade, or not?

Northern Ireland hands deal worth up to £87m to Fujitsu: Now keep our 15-year-old Oracle HR system up and running


Oracle or Peoplesoft?

Oracle is not known for HR suites, really, except from the point where they swallowed people soft (2004). So what are we talking about here? Peoplesoft? Peoplesoft was technically obsolete in any version, compared to SAP. But it did look nicer.

Starlink's latent China crisis could spark a whole new world of warcraft


I think they'll shoot them down, just like they did in 2007 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Chinese_anti-satellite_missile_test .

UK monopoly watchdog launches probe after iOS app makers slam Apple software store's draconian T&Cs


It’s draconian for a good reason. The walled garden has its advantages.

But if it comes to that, where devs will need to pay to publish. I can imagine that most free apps will disappear. So what will it be one update in a quarter included in the Xcode subscription? Depending on the number of downloads send an invoice to the developers? Or disable downloading for an app once the prepaid limit has been reached? The in app buy could be developed with other providers but then the tracking on Apples side will still need to be supported. Or else, what will support do when there is an issue? It will make things more complicated for users. Life is already so complex I really don’t want to deal with several app support places for my iOS devices.

I have the popcorn and looking forward to June 2021!

Rude awakening for SaaS giants Salesforce, Workday as both find 20% growth isn't good enough for market


let me know how that goes!

Microsoft SolarWinds analysis: Attackers hid inside Windows systems by wearing the skins of legit processes


Re: Probably was a state sponsered attack

they probably used a code generator/compiler to generate unique packaging for each criminal DLL. I'm not even mad! Beautiful work, I must say.

Don't pay the ransom, mate. Don't even fix a price, say Australia's cyber security bods


Paying data ransoms should be illegal

Apple hits back at Epic, says Fortnite crew wants a 'free ride' on fees: Let the app store death match commence


Re: Apple have no leg to stand on

Apple also has 15% the second year w subscriptions. The difference to MS is that MS was a monopoly on the open hardware called PC while Apple builds its own custom hardware (iPhone, iPad and soon the Mac) for iOS. Hardware and software in one hand, the choice is easy to make (Apple or something else).


Verge’s story is not well researched so it’s a bad example.

Apple to hand out limited-edition iPhones among 1337 h4x0rs because it wants more bug-hunters


Re: That has to be a Good Thing (TM)

I came here to exactly comment that.

Unfortunately for SAP, major ERP upgrade projects are the last thing customers want to think about right now


the voice of reason

in the last couple of years customers have been trigger happy in increasing complexity that required costly and complicated integration between SAP and others.

Those who don't know history... are bound to repeat it. And that is what's been happening.

Happy to hear that customers realise that integration is key. For me, with 20plus years in the ERP consulting business, is so important that even at home integration is on the first place.

NY Attorney General warns Apple, Google to police COVID-19 tracing apps in their souks – or she will herself


from Germany

living in Germany: a non scientific poll showed that from the people following Corona 60% would install the app in Germany . It's build with SAP and T-Systems (T-Systems' involvement worries me actually). I'm not part of the 60% since I cannot just install an app without a proper check by IT bods, maybe later I will.

But one thing I don't understand is why the app wasn't built into the existing state KatWarn application, which concerned citizens have on their phones to know when catastrophes happen. In my circle of friends, most people have it. That app has a "guarding angel" mode, which checks your location to warn you of catastrophes around you OR you can just define areas of interest and not enable the location tracking.

On the whole health front, I fail to see why apple and co didn't extend the likes of HealthKit to cover and detect abnormal health situations also in regards to this type of sickness. Don't tell me that my apple watch doesn't have the data that shows something is off when I'm sick(being in bed with a cold and it's asking me to do sports). All these things should be open for reporting to the state, if I so choose (and I would), which would probably nullify the need for an explicit app from the state.

Photostopped: Adobe Cloud evaporates in mass outage. Hope none of you are on a deadline, eh?


Re: Affinity

pixelmator pro is what I use... and it also has a vectorial drawing mode.

Oracle to take IT out of the equation for HR, ship prebuilt metrics, KPIs to analyse carbon-based lifeforms


sounds useless

since it's for Oracle's suite first and only through integration for the others.

Researching my answer I just saw the section in Wiki on "post ERP era" saying how all software parts from different solutions are, in these times, "easily interchangeable". Yeah, if you call 6-12 months integration work easy! Nah this approach hasn't convinced me. I want back to the monolithic ERP!

French monopoly watchdog orders Google to talk payment terms with French publishers


Re: Dear Google

hi Alan, I think that law is meant to create an empty ("blue ocean") space where a better solution will come along at some point.

SAP hits back in Oracle cloud spat: I am rubber, you are glue, we have twice as many ERP installations as you


What leading triumvirate ?

Genuine question here...

WannaCry ransomware attack on NHS could have triggered NATO reaction, says German cybergeneral


Re: NATO response

hmpf, whether is state sponsored or not, it doesn't matter. Terrorism of any kind needs to be fought against, I personally agree with this idea and others. Artificially restricting the response to computer wars is the same as in A Taste of Armageddon - it will lead to nothing good in the long term, just lost resources, continuously, with nothing learnt.

Coronavirus claims new victim: 'DEF CON cancelled' joke cancelled after DEF CON China actually cancelled



probably how the whole thing started

Apple: EU can't make us use your stinking common charging standard


I remember having read somewhere that USB C is not as good as lightning for music transmission due to some sampling or latency issues