The German business software maker said the acquisition of Concur would enable SAP to increase its cloud users to 50 million from 38 million currently.
Concur has more than 23,000 customers, 4,200 employees and 25 million active users in over 150 countries.
via Why SAP is spending $7.3 bn to acquire a tiny Concur Technologies .
.. criminals using a novel, custom malware to evade detection. Approximately 56 million “unique payment cards” used at stores in the U.S. and Canada were put at risk for the intrusion, which is believed to have lasted from April to September of this year.
via Home Depot Announces Hackers Stole 56 Million Credit and Debit Cards – Nextgov.com.
Former employees also said that the company used outdated security software, which led to some of them even warning friends to use cash instead of credit cards at Home Depot stores.
via The Home Depot reportedly ignored warnings from its own cybersecurity team | The Verge.
China is not just challenging the existing world order.
Slowly, messily and, apparently with no clear end in view, it is building a new one.
via Banyan: Pax Sinica | The Economist.
.. his real education came from traveling around India.
He recounted the thousands of villages he had visited as the head of the government in the state of Gujarat — a period during which Gujarat grew as fast as China. This feel for how people live animates him.
via Is India’s bold prime minister bold enough? – The Washington Post.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee said the tactics used by the anti-net neutrality campaigners were disingenuous to say the least.
Politicians are fundamentally misunderstanding the nature of the issue and were falling back on tired old canards
via ISPs' post-net-neutrality world is built on 'bribes' says Tim Berners-Lee • The Register.
There has been an implicit agreement in modern democracies:
It is fine for the wealthy and powerful to enjoy private jets and outlandishly expensive homes so long as the mass of people also see steadily rising standards of living.
Only the first part of that bargain has been met …
via In Scotland and Beyond, a Crisis of Faith in the Global Elite – NYTimes.com.