Issue #46 – 19th June 2013
News and Latest Developments
A video interview with John Webb (VP PeopleSoft Product Strategy) who talks about the new In-Memory applications on the Exa-platforms, use cases for the 9.2 Applications, usability labs leading to a reduction in training needs and the enthusiasm in the user community for 9.2.
Succeeder Dave spotted this post on the Hexaware blog about the functionality in the T&L Workcenter that’s new in HCM 9.2.
Chris Malek from the Cedar Hills Group blogs about his first impressions looking at the REST capability in PeopleSoft.
Eric Kimberling on the IT Toolbox blog talks about the longevity of ERP. Of particular note is his description of a pendulum which swings back and forth between large ERP vendors and niche providers.
An intriguing entry on the arstechnica blog showing how easy it is to crack passwords – it took the author less than 24 hours to become competent. Key takeaways from this are that password security is better in PeopleTools 8.53 (now passwords are salted as well as hashed), and if your password is 6 characters or less, with an additional one or two numbers on the end it’ll be very easy to crack.