A significant number (86%) of users don’t fully understand the implications of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to their current SAP landscape and future use of SAP, according to new research released today by the UK & Ireland SAP User Group.
Just over half (51%) of users said they had greater concerns around the compliance of their SAP landscape than they did 12 months ago. 53% of users said the emergence and growing use of cloud computing had increased their compliance challenges around SAP, while a further 57% said the same regarding the compliance challenges posed by workforce mobility. Just under half (49%) of users said they had greater concerns around the security of their SAP landscape than they did 12 months ago. When it came to both cloud computing and workforce mobility, 55% of users said their respective growth had contributed to increased security challenges around SAP.
“GDPR is presenting a huge challenge for many organisations and this isn’t just restricted to users of SAP. A failure of organisations to keep data secure and compliant will see them face severe financial penalties, so the issue of GDPR cannot be ignored. With the continued growth of cloud computing and increasingly mobile workforces, it is a challenge for organisations to fully understand where their data is residing and how it is being accessed,” said Brian Froom, Audit, Control and Security SIG Chair, UK & Ireland SAP User Group. “At a time when SAP’s product portfolio is becoming ever more focused on cloud and mobile, it is essential that users fully understand both the technology and its security and compliance implications.”
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Source: Digitalisation World
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