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SAP's Dr. Peter Barth on Client/Server and Database Issues with SAP R/3
To address questions for a TEC customer, we interviewed Dr. Peter Barth, Technology Marketing Manager for SAP AG in Walldorf, Germany. The conversation covered

captures all desired and required metadata  sniffer (a device which captures and analyzes network packets) and used to compromise the security of the database? Dr. Barth: With all the customers using SAP R/3, I have never heard this question before. We will have to investigate it further. TEC Analysis: TEC will vigorously pursue an answer to this question. Presuming that the id/password combination used by the application server to the database has DBO (database owner) level security, allowing an individual to capture it would be highly dangerous.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

A content management system is a software package designed to manage an organization''s entire collection of documents, records, and other information assets. Content management systems are built on a central repository, which holds all content, metadata, rules, and supporting information. Around this, processes and disciplines are established that ensure that day-to-day activities run smoothly and efficiently.  

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