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Hardening SAP HANA’s Password Policy

Steve Stringer - August 16th, 2018

Standards are great. You know where you are when you have standards. Security standards are even better. Not only do you know where you are with security standards, they help you to keep your data safe too! However, somebody is always left to implement those standards, and when it comes to implementing your company's password policy on a HANA database, that job often comes down to me. If you are in the unfortunate state that the job has fallen to you, then read on.

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Focus on Value, Automate everything else

Matt Lovell - August 8th, 2018

Automation drives increased productivity, consistency, responsiveness, quality, compliance, flexibility and reduced costs. So why won’t you Automate? It’s true some processes simply are not cost effective to Automate or are become to complex in the nature of reactions, feedback and inputs to be managed without intervention.

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Future Disruption is a Certainty. The Power of Innovation

Matt Lovell - August 3rd, 2018

To Innovate and evolve, organisations have to achieve significant transformation, continually and faster. Whilst companies such as Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, TenCent and others are often heralded for their pace on innovation and change despite being large organisations, much of this change relates to testing, feedback loops and evolution of products and services.

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Innovate, thrive and optimise with SAP HANA

Emma Lovell - July 3rd, 2018

Together we find ourselves in exciting times. However, amid all the inspiring change around us, when it comes to SAP HANA and S/4 HANA, the choices can be overwhelming and vary for each selected platform or multiple platforms. The problems customers are seeking to solve initially are often intensified further by the scale of selection, provisioning, managing and optimising the cost of selected components.

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From ‘Mainframes are King’ to ‘Machines in the Cloud’

Martin Sverdloff - June 19th, 2018

When I first started working in the world of Computers, Mainframes were King. The Mainframe I used was several miles away and I had a simple dumb terminal through which I coded, ran jobs and sent the output to the line printer. If I didn't create a pile of music ruled continuous paper at least two inches thick, each day it felt like I hadn't achieved anything.

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Running to an End – My Centiq Placement

Amber Lovell - June 8th, 2018

This is Blog #2 and once again I can't guarantee quality, but I have tried to offer some comedic effect.

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My Job as a Problem Solver

Tom Bealby - May 31st, 2018

Problem solvers. They say we are all problem solvers these days. My job is computer programming. That feels like problem solving. As soon as we have solved one problem it is onto the next. But what do you do if you get stuck on a problem? Maybe you are a genius programmer who never gets stuck. For me, being only an average programmer, I get stuck embarrassingly often.

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Hitting the Ground Running – My Centiq Placement

Amber Lovell - May 11th, 2018

If truth be told, as a student I am not the best at getting up early. A 6 am wake up for my first day of placement was quite a shock to the system; I'm lucky it's summer really. Having already planned what I was going to wear I left myself plenty of time to grab breakfast and head to work. I even managed to get a lift with the CEO!

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HANA System Replication in HANA 2.0 SPS3

Steve Stringer - May 9th, 2018

In early April 2018, SAP released HANA 2.0 SPS3. A new SPS is big news with HANA, but in my opinion, is oddly misnamed. SPS stands for Service Pack Stack.

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The Ansible Playground

Dylan Swift - May 4th, 2018