Paying data ransoms should be illegal
106 posts • joined 28 Jul 2016
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).
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
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.
Oracle to take IT out of the equation for HR, ship prebuilt metrics, KPIs to analyse carbon-based lifeforms
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!
SAP hits back in Oracle cloud spat: I am rubber, you are glue, we have twice as many ERP installations as you
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
Ring of fired: Amazon axes multiple workers who secretly snooped on netizens' surveillance camera footage
The seven deadly sins of the 2010s: No, not pride, sloth, etc. The seven UI 'dark patterns' that trick you into buying stuff
the demand for software is too high to have time to properly do it
Yes, there is much to do. And what do you do when companies are busy trying to churn out new shinier software (that admittedly sells better) instead of investing in the existing one...
Anyway I just came here to contradict "Software developers know how to create and deploy software for which extremely low bug counts are guaranteed. " Most developers are barely adequate so I'm not sure they know how to create software with a low number of bugs.
Lovely website you got there. Would be a shame if we, er, someone were to sink it: Google warns EU link tax will magnify media monetary misery
A new epoch upon us
It’s coming. Where we’ll have to make a decision about what website we really want to read and sponsor and not just use the links from a search engine. With all the possibilities for fake anything these days, only official stuff and favourite website will come to count. And then you can think about donating some money to them.
Google and co will amass otherwise too much power with regards to our free will (you don’t have it if choice is limited).
Whats(goes)App must come down... World in shock as Zuck decides to intertwine Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp
SAP’s stupidity was to think that acquiring a cloud solution will suffice. But through that they didn’t get to put their ingrained wisdom into the SaaS suite. Also, pushing customers to the “cloud” only meant customers thought it viable to move to a different suite altogether (hey it works with success factors so it will work with any other).
Customers generally implement updates twice a year and it takes about 3 weeks (mostly because you have to test a lot of stuff and some things need to be fixed). All public sector is no go for data that is not under their control, so there are projects with SAP still. The only reason why there is indeed a bit of a handbrake on the sap implementations these days is SAP’s faltering commitment to the on-premise solution. Well they did say they’re preparing a new on premise version for 2023 and that will be supported till 2030. 7 years is nothing - they should commit to 20 years at least.
I don't know where you get your data from, it seems like you're generalising ...
Cloud is a mess in general, not just at SAP. We're devolving in ERP software because of the cloud hype to the state of the 80s where nothing was properly integrated. Let's talk in 5 years when this generation repeats history. It's partly SAP's fault for promoting their cloud products at the expense of the on-premise products. Making experience with two cloud solutions and they're just puerile compared to classic SAP - unstructured information, missing information structures that are long required by law, basic workflows, it's just unbelievable customers accept it - and then they keep the classic SAP because it does what it's supposed to do. And with all the new economy wars I expect that "cloud" will be deployed in each country to avoid blocking and just like with netflix some parts of it won't work from certain countries (for multinational companies). Cloud won't ever work 100%, no matter how evolved we are (one country) - because at some point we'll have to move to other planets.
SAP software is not dog old. Is actually legally up to date in many countries. If users hate anything that might be the UI but why would a normal user know about ABAP? ABAP's power is in its APIs which are massive - the libraries of all kinds of business functions and legal implementations - so what if it's old, normal functional consultants can understand it, which wouldn't be the case if it would be a super fancy new language. Change for the sake of change, from SAP, that's a recipe for success... of the consulting companies riding the latest trends not for the customer. Slap a version of SAPGui for the iPad packaged with a VPN connection and you're good to go with all current SAPGui applications - that could be something that SAP could do in a jiffy (why aren't you doing it SAP?).
"People would rather have best of breed" - yeah well if you skip leg day you can't do chicken shit in real life - it all has to work together otherwise your just creating a Frankenstein monster. The cloud house is creaking at its junctions - the customer will tend to the junctions instead of tending to the walls and other parts as before.
I don't get why some of you here have such negative feelings towards SAP - SAP is a complete software suite that considerably simplifies work and can be customised to fit the most complex processes. That is not the case with the new high kids on the block.
Re: Payroll ?
4 million personnel numbers managed and paid, worked like a charm. But you have to maintain focus for the entire duration of the project. Companies have to learn to wait for the best consultants - till they're out of the current projects. Companies exist for hundreds of years so why hurry. Get the best consultants, get the best plan, pay the right price and you'll get something that will run 50 years if you want. As a rule of thumb I'll say if SAP themselves is not involved in the huge project at all, you have to be really careful.
First of all this seems to have been an implementation of SAP HR, FI, CRM, SCM, etc. (and you're referring to CRM in your comment).
SAP is the best payroll system in the world if you want to run it on your own. SAP FI is top notch as well. It's a proper on-premise solution, which is preferred by institutions from the public sector. It's not easy to do a proper move from one older system to another. We needed about 5 years to do it for a huge public sector institution, with at least 20 people permanently on the job, most of the time double or more. We had an excellent project manager who knew SAP HR and FI, I think that's what made the difference (SAP provided him and half of the consultants).
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Literally being paid to shoot yourself in the knee, that’s what will happen.
Thanks for all comments, I will not allow games on my son’s ipad that can get goodies through any other means than App Store, because that would be outside my family chain of control on ios. What Epic is doing is shit, a Epicxshit . Let’s go back a decade or two it’s just too good these days!
oh no! who would have thought that happens when the communication between the subsystems of a modern phone are secured? Ben, NontechnicalBen.
The A7 forwards the data to the Secure Enclave but cannot read it. It's encrypted and authenticated with a session key that is negotiated using the device's shared key that is built into the Touch ID sensor and the Secure Enclave. The session key exchange uses AES key wrap- ping with both sides providing a random key that establishes the session key and uses AES-CCM transport encryption.
weird decision by Aussies
replacing a sensor that generates a mathematical representation of a fingerprint is playing with fire. You don't know the new sensor doesn't generate the same representation for all fingerprints or for some spy agency standard artificial fingerprint or even uses an algorithm that is similar to Apple's. Non-approved means non-known. this is not just an apple issue... it applies to all sensors used for security.
description of what it does for laymen, because some of these comments show ignorance https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204587
Re: @JustWondering - 5 seconds is not enough
from own experience with adaptive cruise control: having it enabled, you can press the brake pedal faster, as your foot is not on the acceleration, you are safer if you turn your head and another car veers into your path at the same time, you save more energy, slowing down cars at the end of a jam are detected and in a jam you don't have to constantly accelerate and decelerate.