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The secondary tags under Access Control are obsolete brand names that no one talks about anymore anyway.

Anybody read a good book lately? I recently finished All the Light We Cannot See, and I recommend it highly. Next up is Notorious RBG.

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  • Oct 13, 2016 at 01:25 PM

    Inferno by Dan Brown - just finished it. Recommended 4 out of 5 stars.

    • Oct 13, 2016 at 01:44 PM

      The Last Centurion by John Ringo

      The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz, but read the first three in the series starting with "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larson

  • Oct 13, 2016 at 02:28 PM

    At least we still have the trusty Coffee Corner.

  • Oct 13, 2016 at 07:17 PM

    I read 'The Nix' which I really liked.

    I read 'Coffin Road' by Peter May, but I have a question for anyone else who read it.

    Currently, I am reading 'The Trespasser' by Tana French, but the main character feels like she's about to blow a fuse, so I have to take it in low doses. Reading is meant to be an escape for me, not amplify my daily frustrations! :-)

  • Oct 13, 2016 at 08:15 PM

    Coffee Corner rules! Right now it's the only place I can easily find.

    I don't have enough attention span lately to read the books but I've accidentally discovered some vintage Thomas Jung eLearnings and have been watching those at lunchtime instead of trolling SCN. Surprisingly, they still work after migration. Great stuff, all these years no one has been able to explain these concepts better. Aaaah, ABAPers miss you, Thomas!

    (And now there is no crying smiley and no @ mention, ugh.)

  • Oct 13, 2016 at 09:19 PM

    Started reading "Where Good Ideas Come From" by Steven Johnson, find it very interesting and even inspiring sometimes. Explains many things we experience, but never draw attention to while creating ideas...

  • Oct 13, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    I am more concerned about people excessively using tags to be honest. I am sure it cannot be more noisy than the points system was, but suspect it might become a problem when noisy people flood otherwise professionally used content tags.

    If you could keep an eye on the #GRC tags that they don't think it is all #Security at the same time, then that would help a lot.

    Am busy reading a book since 2013 about the internet security. Seems to have no end because it recommends search terms as current references. I am on page 32 now.

    I will do a "hard switch" to a Mills & Boon in 2017 to "break out" of the trap... :-)



    • Oct 14, 2016 at 06:00 AM

      I kind of expected that BT content will be all over the place, but what I see now in the list of blogs, tagged SD, is much worse, it is not just BT- the excessive use of tags is a reality everywhere.

      Anyway, if there is anybody in the world, who hasn't read or heard of Terry Pratchett - his books are amazing.

      I just can't find the strength to start reading The Shepherd's Crown, knowing, that it will be the last.

      I am a big girl, I have never shed a tear when watching movies or reading books, but with this one - I don't know... I am scared.

      • Oct 14, 2016 at 07:13 AM

        PTerry! I asked Santa to deliver me all the never translated books for Xmas ( a good 40% are not translated in Italian!) :)

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      Oct 17, 2016 at 07:25 PM


      I would be happy to keep an eye on the GRC tags. In fact I have "searched the community" for GRC and Access Control every day since the new site go live, and to date have not found anything new/ created post go live. My moderation queue has also been empty. I don't know if the search isn't working or there just isn't anything.


    • Nov 03, 2016 at 07:08 PM

      Julius, you've been reading the same book for three years and you've just gotten to page 32? Given the subject, I suppose that must be some dense reading!

  • Nov 02, 2016 at 08:13 PM

    I actually read 11 while I was on a lonely island during these silent but loud days, good that books nowadays are just bit and bytes and one doesn't get extra charged for overweight.

    Brilliant as expected were

    The Cartel by Don Winslow - about the drug war in Mexico

    Portrait of a spy by Daniel Silva - Israels "James Bond"

    Plum Island by Nelson De Mille - I really love sentences like "I shook hands with her. Her skin was warm. My heart was on fire. Or maybe the nachos were causing reflux. It's hard to tell after 40."

    and a surprisingly good German thriller

    The eye collector by Sebastian Fitzek

    • Nov 03, 2016 at 07:15 PM

      Jurgen, I'm reading Portrait of a Spy right now, as it happens. And I read Plum Island a long time ago. I'm a fan of both Silva and DeMille, though I think DeMille is a better writer overall (perhaps because Silva is forced by his publisher to put out a book every year, so he's always on a pretty tight schedule to produce).

      So, knowing you like both of those writers, I have a recommendation for you, if you haven't encountered him already. The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer (first in the "Milo Weaver" trilogy) is hands-down the best spy thriller I have ever read, and I have read many of the greats: Len Deighton (awesome, awesome), John Le Carre, Robert Ludlum (sometimes a bit too formulaic, but some are very good), and of course Nelson DeMille and Daniel Silva, among others. Besides the Milo Weaver trilogy, Steinhauer's other novels are also excellent. All the Old Knives was another stay-up-all-night-because-I-can't-put-it-down book.

      • Nov 03, 2016 at 10:25 PM

        Never heard about Olen Steinhauer, I will try him.

        I read the Rivers of Babylon from DeMille about 20 or more years ago and rediscovered him last year with Nightfall.

        Since the Sin City movie I am looking for some good reads in this kind, DeMille's John Corey has this kind of cynical humor, and Don Winslow made it happen in any novel.

  • Nov 03, 2016 at 01:56 AM


    As mentioned, Access Enforcer is where they are posting to: and

    there are 20 questions there. Still a low volume

    I can imagine that tag is selected as they will enter GRC so it will appear near top of the list and has the word access in it as well. Do you moderate that tag?

    Question is do we re-tag back to Access Control and request the other tags to be decommissioned? We all raised concerns about tags as well as need for synonyms and hierarchies as well as suggestions to help users find the tag they need. But they 2200+ tags and where they were sourced from is quite perplexing. I feel like a campaign to tell SAP marketing to stop re-branding!

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      Nov 03, 2016 at 05:52 PM


      IMHO "Access Enforcer" and the other obsolete brand names should be decommissioned. I have not been moderating that tag; maybe no one is. I don't remember enough about that obsolete version to even respond to a question. Yes, I can see that SAP's non-stop rebranding could cause problems when the tagging here in the Community is tied to brand names. I actually like the concept of the new brand name for the new major release; the old Access Enforcer and Compliance Calibrator were nothing like today's (10.x) Access Risk Analysis and Access Request Management. The Community is just going to have to keep up with Marketing if that is the choice, otherwise go back to using GRC, a name which SAP customers know, recognize, and remember. Make the customers happy? A novel thought.

      At this point, I think the best path forward would be for the questions under "Access Enforcer" and the other obsolete brand names to be re-tagged to Access Control and the obsolete tags decommissioned. IMHO tags at the level of Access Control, Process Control, Fraud Management, Risk Management, and Enterprise Threat Detection are granular enough for the volume of questions we get on these solutions. More granular tags can be user tags.

  • Nov 04, 2016 at 09:53 AM

    Hmm you are correct it is indeed a lonely place I am stubborn to change so it will probably take me a while to start like this new look and feel of SCN community.

    As for books I had a halfday monday transitioning between companies went into a store bought a book Pacific Vortex by Clive Cussler not a big novel had a nice read finished it on the day.

    So difficult when your in normal mode nowadays to take time out for pleasure reading

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