Menu
Users call for speedy end to SAP-Oracle suit

Users call for speedy end to SAP-Oracle suit

Users hope SAP AG's admission that it inappropriately downloaded proprietary technical data from Oracle databases won't hurt the vendor in the long run.

Customers this week said they hope the company's admission of "inappropriate downloads" of content from Oracle databases will force the two firms into settlement talks.

SAP last Tuesday divulged that its Tomorrownow services subsidiary downloaded Oracle-owned data, but the company added that SAP personnel did not access it.

SAP was responding to a March 22 lawsuit by Oracle alleging that Tomorrownow staffers hacked into an Oracle support web site and downloaded vast amounts of content to use in an effort to provide cut-rate support to Oracle customers.

SAP CEO Henning Kagermann said in a statement that the company is now open to a settlement with Oracle, which had charged SAP with "corporate theft on a grand scale."

Rodney Masney, global director of IT infrastructure services at Owens-Illinois. in Perrysburg, Ohio, said he doesn't expect the admission to damage SAP's business. "I believe this will blow over," he said.

Masney, also president of the Americas' SAP User Group , said that Kagermann offered assurances during a telephone conversation this week that an internal investigation is continuing and that "appropriate action" would be taken if a theft of data is discovered.

According to Masney, Kagermann acknowledged that "there were perhaps some procedures not followed, and that significantly increased the amount of data downloaded."

Jason Lachance, manager of business analytics at LSI Logic , a maker of semiconductor storage systems and software in Colorado Springs, noted that "SAP seems to be taking the right approach in admitting fault where they believe it lies."


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags SAP Oracle

Featured

Slideshows

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session

New Zealanders kick-started EDGE 2018 with a bout of Super Rugby before a dedicated New Zealand session, in front of more than 50 partners, vendors and distributors on Hamilton Island.‚Äč

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session
EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research

EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research

EDGE 2018 kicked off with a dedicated New Zealand track, highlighting the key customer priorities across the local market, in association with Dell EMC. Delivered through EDGE Research - leveraging Kiwi data through Tech Research Asia - more than 50 partners, vendors and distributors combined during an interactive session to assess the changing spending patterns of the end-user and the subsequent impact to the channel.

EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research
Show Comments