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With S/4 AnyDB on the deathbed, where can the SAP community turn to for help? [shutterstock: 232844677, lassedesignen]

With S/4 AnyDB on the deathbed, where can the SAP community turn to for help? [shutterstock: 232844677, lassedesignen]

S/4 AnyDB: Can Oracle save us?

If you believe the message from the DSAG Technology Days, S/4 AnyDB is dead. At least that is what is in my staff's report. But who is saving the community now? Perhaps an implementation of the NetWeaver stack in the Oracle cloud?

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There's plenty of reasons to upgrade to SolMan 7.2. [shuttetsock: 695176816, Ozz Design]

There's plenty of reasons to upgrade to SolMan 7.2. [shuttetsock: 695176816, Ozz Design]

SolMan 7.2 And The Future Of The NetWeaver Stack

The clock is ticking: On December 31, SAP discontinued support for NetWeaver 7.0 AS Java – and therefore for SolMan 7.1 also. If you want to continue to manage your architecture in a practical way, it is vital that you carry out the upgrade to 7.2, as the future will be about heterogeneity.

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DevOps has brought with it a whole new spectrum of SAP-security related risks. DevSecOps is the answer. [shutterstock: 581136349, Kalakruthi]

DevOps has brought with it a whole new spectrum of SAP-security related risks. DevSecOps is the answer. [shutterstock: 581136349, Kalakruthi]

DevSecOps – Same Subject, Different Day

It sometimes seems like new trends aren't even that new. This is especially hard to notice, if the trend has even gotten a new new. This is the case with DevOps or DevSecOps if security is being included.

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Data security needs to be seen as a permanent, proactive and preventive discipline. [Shutterstock: 588016910, Mihai Stanciu]

Data security needs to be seen as a permanent, proactive and preventive discipline. [Shutterstock: 588016910, Mihai Stanciu]

Special: Data Security

Recent headlines occupy that any organization who takes the issue of data security lightly risks its existence. However, during the times of SAP S/4Hana, the protection of business-critical data is anything but child's play. Andreas Opfer and Holger Hügel explain what companies should look out for today.

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Custom code offers great opportunity to tailor SAP systems to a company's requirements. However, with opportunity, there also comes risk. [shutterstock: 625920362, StockPhotosLV]

Custom code offers great opportunity to tailor SAP systems to a company's requirements. However, with opportunity, there also comes risk. [shutterstock: 625920362, StockPhotosLV]

Tracking Risks in Custom Code

At Trumpf, an interruption to its SAP system could have serious consequences. This is why the mechanical engineering company, located in southwestern Germany, takes a targeted approach to ensuring seamless system operations. One approach is to use the Virtual Forge CodeProfiler, which identifies risks in custom Abap code.

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Initial signs of success are evident in the widely discussed issue of indirect use. [hutterstock: 369157724, Bjoern Wylezich]

Initial signs of success are evident in the widely discussed issue of indirect use. [hutterstock: 369157724, Bjoern Wylezich]

SAP Stops NetWeaver Foundation For 3rd Party Applications License Sale

According to information provided by the DSAG, SAP conceded that until the issue “NetWeaver Foundation for third party products” has been finally clarified, all sales activities have been discontinued with immediate effect and a solution will soon be found for all the still “unsolved cases” in the market.

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