Issue #69 – 5th February 2014
News and Latest Developments
The 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors Of 2014
Oracle has made the list of the top 20 ‘coolest cloud companies’. They’re above Salesforce, SAP and Workday in the list, but it is in alphabetical order …
2013’s Most Vulnerable Systems & Software
Announcing PeopleSoft In-Memory Labor Rules and Monitoring
Optional Prompting in PS Query
Trouble importing HCM v9.2 ERDs
Succeed’s Duncan has managed to import the Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs) into HCM v9.2 and reports that there’s a small undocumented tweak that you have to make before the documents are available.
One PC – Five Virtual Machines
Oxfam’s Graham Smith has been working with the new PUM images, and has managed to get 3xPUM instances, plus a Change Assistant VM and a Cobol VM to run on a single decent spec desktop PC.
The new colour of spreadsheet reporting with PeopleSoft
UK government plans switch from MS Office
UK Ministers are looking at saving tens of millions of pounds a year by abandoning expensive Office Suite software and will instead standardise on free or open source suites such as Open Office and Google Docs. It’s a brave plan as the training bill will be massive, however the licence savings would be similarly huge if they can make it work.
Chromebook sales outperform MacBooks and iPad
An interesting one this as it’s from the Apple Insider blog, which reports that the Google Chromebook is doing surprisingly well. These figures are from the commercial sector, so exclude home purchases (where the iPad would be stronger) but we were intrigued that the Chromebook seems to be doing so well in business as we’ve seen virtually no penetration in our clients.
Coca-Cola Suffers Data Breach After Employee ‘Borrows’ 55 Laptops
A nicely put together website where you can scroll through the different web design ideals. Who will win? Flat or Realism? You decide …
and One More Thing …
There’s a picture that’s been circulating the internet for years that claims to show a part of the McDonalds process for creating Chicken McNuggets and a container of ‘pink goop’. This video shows the process from an actual McDonalds manufacturing plant and it’s a lot different than you might expect.