Intelligent CIO North America Issue 6 - Page 9

NEWS

NTT DATA Services digitally transforms procurement with SAP

Corporation ’ s largest division outside Japan . In light of COVID-19 , NTT DATA plans to further enable its remote workforce to procure goods and services and enhance user experience and adoption with mobility .
The company also plans to work with SAP and its own NTT DATA SAP practice to innovate around Machine Learning , Artificial Intelligence and robotics .

NTT DATA Services , a global digital business and IT services leader headquartered in Texas , has adopted the full suite of intelligent spend management solutions from SAP . These include SAP Ariba solutions for procurement , SAP Fieldglass solutions for contingent workforce management and SAP Concur solutions for travel and expense management .

The procurement solutions created an intelligent , dynamic and strategic function for procuring direct and indirect materials , services and MRO for NTT DATA
“ We knew that utilizing world-class tools to create a modern procurement function with the help of SAP was going to enable our business to move forward and deliver clear value ,” said Jeffrey R . Tramel , NTT DATA Services Vice President of Global Procurement .
“ SAP ’ s support has been instrumental in helping us build and deploy a standardized set of processes and tools that enables us to reduce cost , enable revenue and mitigate supplier risk now and into the future .”

Qualys offers free vulnerability management service following SolarWinds breach

Qualys , a leading provider of cloudbased security and compliance solutions , has announced its research team , using the Qualys Cloud Platform , has identified 7.54 million vulnerabilities related to FireEye Red Team assessment tools and compromised versions of SolarWinds Orion .

These have been tracked as Solorigate or SUNBURST , across its 15,700 member customer base . Of the vulnerabilities identified , researchers noted that across 5.29 million unique assets most are related to the FireEye Red Team tools . These findings highlight the scope of the potential attack surface if these tools are misused .
To help mitigate risk and exposure from this breach , Qualys is providing IT and security teams free 60-day access to its integrated vulnerability management , detection and response service , which leverages the
Qualys Cloud Platform . More information can be found on the Qualys advisory blog at qualys . com / solarwinds-fireeye-advisoryblog-post .
“ The Qualys free solution provides muchneeded visibility and response in a single app that many need at a time when IT and security organizations around the world are scrambling to shore up their systems ,” said Frank Dickson , Program Vice President , Security and Trust at IDC .
“ Qualys ’ solution draws from its native security and compliance platform to deliver vulnerability management , detection and response , the ability to detect malware and the integrity of files . It is a great solution , easy to use and deploy and it ’ s hard to beat as it is free .”
To sign up for the free 60-day service visit www . qualys . com / solarhack /.
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