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Chapter 4 Excerpt – SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials

Today, most computers are networked by default. You probably connect to the Internet automatically without even thinking much about it. Cloud computing wouldn’t exist without this network saturation. But that network opens up vulnerabilities, so we need security countermeasures based on our risk profiles and known threats. The following excerpt from the book SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials discusses the network security measures that must be implemented to keep your cloud environment safe.


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Encryption

Chapter 6 Excerpt – SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials

The previous chapters [of SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials] discussed how cloud providers can prevent an attacker from accessing your data. But what happens if an attacker does gain access? Does this mean it’s game over, data’s stolen, start running damage control? Not necessarily. This is where encryption can help you. In this chapter excerpt, we’ll cover what encryption is and how you can use it to protect your cloud-based SAP system.


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Built-In External Point Integrations in SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting

Chapter 4 Excerpt – SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting: The Complete Integration Guide

This chapter covers some external points of integration between SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting and third-party applications. These integrations don’t require a middleware or a big implementation. They usually can be achieved by adding a small piece of code to the existing XML code or enabling a switch in Provisioning or Admin Center.


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Why Choose the Cloud?

Chapter 2 Excerpt - SAP in the Cloud: Migration Roadmap
For enterprises, moving to the cloud is no longer a question of if, but when. Three-quarters of you are already there in some form, taking advantage of the speed and scalability that the cloud offers. The popularity and benefits of the cloud do not mean that enterprises are abandoning traditional IT systems. The IT of the future, if we examine the trends, is that there will always be some form of hybrid IT landscape. Some recent reports predict that more than 80 percent of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud architectures by 2017.
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Cloud-Based Financials in SAP

Chapter 8 Excerpt - SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide
SAP has several versions of cloud-based financials, some of which have been around for a while. But for now, the solution that is being hyped for the cloud is SAP S/4HANA Finance. Read this excerpt from Chapter 8 of SAP in the Cloud: An Executive Guide for insight into what makes SAP S/4HANA Finance such a game-changer.
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Four ways to ensure the security of your cloud server

If you’ve recently moved your SAP solutions into the cloud, you’ve probably given some thought about the safety of your network and the information that your business transfers on a daily basis. And who can blame you? With an almost daily dose of reports in the news about hacks and compromised personal information, it’s a critical requirement for any business to make sure they have the proper physical safeguards in place to protect information.


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  • Chapter 7: Phase Four: Transition

    In the final phase, transition, we go through what you can expect at go-live, followed by lengthy discussions regarding service level agreements, operations process training, and transition to cloud operations. We talk about intricacies of system stabilization and monitoring. Finally, we explore the options for business continuity and security

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  • Chapter 6: Phase Three: Build

    In the third phase, build, we walk through developing proofs of concept for your project. The chapter discusses how to take advantage of a provision-shared infrastructure, as well as strategies for building and testing that infrastructure. There is an examination on how to build and mitigate databases and applications, as well as planning the phase cutover. It also looks at automated provisioning and automated services.

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  • Chapter 5: Phase Two: Model

    The second phase of moving SAP to the cloud, model, contains an overview of the second half of onboarding to the cloud. It examples infrastructure requirements and design and walks the reader through the process of developing a workload analysis. The chapter discusses application and business process discovery as well as operational run books and migration strategy.

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  • Encryption

    The previous chapters [of SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials] discussed how cloud providers can prevent an attacker from accessing your data. But what happens if an attacker does gain access? Does this mean it’s game over, data’s stolen, start running damage control? Not necessarily. This is where encryption can help you. In this chapter excerpt, we’ll cover what encryption is and how you can use it to protect your cloud-based SAP system.

    Read More