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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
October 26, 2022

Published in conjunction with the Independent SAP Technical User Group (formerly the International Sybase User Group), this monthly publication contains news, market research, insight for the SAP user community, as well as ISUG-TECH news and information.

News Flashes

IBM announced it's extending the data-resilience capabilities of existing IBM data protection products and introducing new workload-specific solutions for SAP HANA and Salesforce. The IBM Safeguarded Copy capability, which currently enables IBM FlashSystem and IBM DS8000 clients to create cyber-resilient immutable snapshots, is now available to clients running IBM's Spectrum Scale high-performance global data platform, bringing logical air-gapping to unstructured data sets. This solution provides organizations with a consistent approach to safeguarding data, regardless of where it's located or how it scales up or out, according to IBM.

OpenText announced plans to integrate OpenText Core Content with Google Workspace, bringing Google Workspace collaboration to the business processes that Core Content supports. The future integration of OpenText Core Content and Google Workspace will allow users to sync content to multiple devices for offline access, digitize and accelerate workflows, and access and edit content within leading business applications like SAP and Salesforce.

SAP and Microsoft announced a partnership to take collaboration in SAP S/4HANA Cloud to the next level with the integration of Microsoft Teams. The shift to a hybrid working model in most companies makes collaboration tools and business process efficiency more critical than ever before. Tools that support communication and remote work help build a clear process around collaboration.

SIOS Technology Corp., provider of application high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) solutions, announced the SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux clustering software has achieved SAP recertification for integration with both SAP NetWeaver and SAP S/4HANA. This reaffirms SIOS' commitment to providing proven technology and deep expertise in High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) for SAP in physical, virtual, and cloud environments, according to the company.

Think About It

Is it getting easier or more difficult to lock down data in today's digital enterprises? Industry leaders have mixed opinions on the state of that challenge. Cloud vendors promise industrial-grade security for backend applica­tions and data, while at the same time the move to cloud increases complexity.