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    Kieron Cassidy

    Kieron Cassidy
    Infrastructure Practice Lead at inlumi
    kieron.cassidy@inlumi.com

    Kieron Cassidy is the Infrastructure Domain Lead at inlumi with over 22 years of IT related experience and 18 years specialising in EPM/CPM technical support, implementations, migrations, performance tuning, load testing, infrastructure design and security. Before joining inlumi, Kieron worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer, IT systems integrator and spent time as an Support Specialist with Hyperion Solutions.

    inlumi Labs: Critical Weblogic Exploit & Patching Time for Oracle EPM

    July 2nd, 2019 | Kieron Cassidy

    Since the last Oracle Critical Patch Update in April, there have been two additional patches released by Oracle (29694149/29800003) to address critical vulnerabilities (CVE-2019–2725 and CVE-2019-2729) with the Weblogic Server 10.3.x version used by Oracle EPM.

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    RPA: The Robots in EPM are coming and they are here to help (part 1)

    January 30th, 2019 | Kieron Cassidy

    Automation: it is everywhere in the Accounting and Finance world, from invoicing to salary payments. Where there is a large proportion of repetition in a boring workflow, automating it is the sensible option.

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    Do you want a secure EPM system? Don't forget Critical Patch Updates!

    March 27th, 2018 | Kieron Cassidy

    Every quarter, Oracle releases Critical Patch Updates (CPU) for their products. The Oracle EPM community is familiar with the normal Oracle EPM PSU/PSE patches which address functional aspects of the EPM products, either fixing defects or introduce new enhancements.

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    Will Spectre Meltdown your EPM environment? Part II

    March 19th, 2018 | Kieron Cassidy

    Since our last Meltdown post, Intel have released stable firmware for our server CPUs. This means we have now been able to run our tests with not only the Microsoft patches in place but with full Spectre/Meltdown mitigation at CPU and OS level.

    We have now also added Hyperion Essbase to our Spectre/Meltdown Tests.

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    Will Spectre Meltdown your EPM environment?

    February 19th, 2018 | Kieron Cassidy

    The year 2018 kicked off with major global IT disruptions, aptly named “Meltdown” and “Spectre”. These are vulnerabilities discovered in the CPU architectures of all major processor manufacturers. They are considered a significant security risk and can have a direct impact on system performance. For EPM clients, the recent news of vulnerability fixes causing performance issues are as worrying as the vulnerabilities themselves.

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