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Critical flaw allows hackers to breach SAP systems with ease

SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java vulnerability can be exploited without authentication and lead to complete system takeover. Patch now.

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What Trump’s H-1B visa order means for IT

H-1B visa applicants represent ‘a significant threat to employment opportunities’ for millions of unemployed, says Trump; IT firms say the move will damage the economy.

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Install latest SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise patches, experts urge

If left unpatched, these SAP ASE vulnerabilities could give attackers full control of databases and servers.

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Use of cloud collaboration tools surges and so do attacks

Some industries have seen increases in cloud-related threat events rise as much as 1,350% since the COVID-19 crisis began.

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Salesforce unveils tools for a post-pandemic return to the office

Work.com contains apps and information resources to support organizations as business looks to resume operations in many countries.

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Update: Coronavirus prompts collaboration tool makers to offer wares for free

Several vendors, including Microsoft, Google, Slack, Zoom, Cisco and LogMeIn, are making chat, videoconferencing and other collaboration services free as demand for remote working booms.

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Telehealth booms amid COVID-19 crisis; virtual care is here to stay

The coronavirus pandemic that has erupted worldwide has pushed telehealth to the forefront. It's unlikely remote medicine will go away, even after the current crisis abates.

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A good time to be in IT? Early signs mixed on IT jobs

With COVID-19 accelerating a possible recession, IT employment rose — and fell — in March, but BLS figures prior to the shutdown may not give the whole picture of what’s to come.

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Coronavirus: What companies are ready for our new reality?

One class of companies is already equipped to work in a fully distributed employee model. Another going to have a difficult time adapting to most employees having to work from home. Some won’t survive if this lasts more than a few...

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ServiceNow: Not just for managing IT services anymore

ServiceNow is making a play to push beyond ITSM, thanks to new AI tools in the Orlando release of its Now platform and other recent AI-related moves.

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C-suite executives explain why virtual reality is a boon for business

Virtual reality may be great for gamers and others looking to “escape” the real world, but the technology is also helping real-world businesses improve their bottom line.

As MENA moves to cloud, CIOs look to keep data in-country, study shows

Companies particularly in the UAE are quickly implementing cloud solutions, but with GDPR in play, data sovereignty is now top of the IT agenda.

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How Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition will impact IT

The deal is good news for Salesforce.com users, less so for users of Tableau alone.

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Google workers hold sit-in to protest retaliation

In November 2018, Google workers walked out to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations. Now, many say the company has retaliated, and they had no choice but to hold a sit-in.

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NetSuite refines focus on SMBs facing growth challenges

Cloud technology and the increasing pace of globalization allow small and medium-size businesses to scale up faster than ever, but also puts them in a bind. How do they take advantage of opportunities to grow when they have limited...

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Gender pay gap shrinks, but there’s still a lot of work to do

Computer programmers saw the greatest pay gap reduction, but look beyond that, and you see how inequality for women exists in different ways.

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D&I tech market grows as diversity and inclusion become a business priority

There’s been a flurry of activity in the diversity and inclusion (D&I) technology space as the tech industry uses its strengths to address discrimination and lack of representation.

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Oracle the latest to face pay discrimination lawsuit

Oracle allegedly withheld $400 million in wages from racially underrepresented workers and women, according to a U.S. Department of Labor complaint filed last week.

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Gartner: Cloud, enterprise software to drive global IT spending increase

Spending on enterprise software, particularly cloud services and applications, is expected to grow faster than any other category of IT this year, fueling an overall increase in global spending on technology.

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More sexist controversy at CES 2019

CES has included “sex tech” in its show for years – why, then, was Lora DiCarlo’s invitation to the show revoked and their product’s award rescinded?

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