TechnologySage withdraws web software after security scare

Sage withdraws web software after security scare

Sage withdraws its web services product while it fixes a security glitch

Sage, the UK’s biggest accounting software supplier, has withdrawn an early
version its web software product after less than a month due to security
concerns.

Although Sage Live was only launched earlier this month Sage said it withdrew
the product earlier this week while it addressed security problems with the
software.

Sage Live is the company’s first move into Internet-based — also known as
cloud computing — which is tipped as the future of business software.

Clive Gray, head of Sage Live said: ‘Security is an absolute priority for us
but as with any Beta [version of a product], we do realise that there are still
some issues that we need to address and our Sage Live teams are continuing to
deal with these in order to improve the experience for our customers.’

‘We’re passionate about getting this right for customers so while we
investigate the issue we’ve decided to take the website down as a precaution.’

Meanwhile Kashflow, the online accounting software company, said it has hit a
record number of monthly subscribers reflecting the growing popularity of cloud
computing especially among small businesses.

As the economic downturn deepens cloud computing is growing in popularily,
particularly for smaller companies who are attracted to the payment terms of the
new services — typically a monthly fee rather than a annual licence fee.

Further reading:

20% of small businesses to miss tax deadline

Related Articles

Navigating the changing landscape of UK business at Sage Summit UK

Accounting Software Navigating the changing landscape of UK business at Sage Summit UK

9m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Digital platform launched to reveal how a business is viewed externally

Company News Digital platform launched to reveal how a business is viewed externally

1y Acccountancy Age
BDO's 'agility' makes it well placed to succeed - Eagland

Accounting Firms BDO's 'agility' makes it well placed to succeed - Eagland

1y Kevin Reed, Writer
Xero launches global partner programme expansion

Accounting Software Xero launches global partner programme expansion

1y Stephanie Wix, Writer
CIMA: Accountants confident robots won't take their jobs

Technology CIMA: Accountants confident robots won't take their jobs

1y Accountancy Age, Reporters
Sage hit by client data breach

Accounting Software Sage hit by client data breach

1y Richard Crump, Writer
What accountancy firms can learn from the gaming industry

Accounting Software What accountancy firms can learn from the gaming industry

1y Accountancy Age comment
Taking Stock: Xero sings to the tune of frustrated SME owners

Accounting Software Taking Stock: Xero sings to the tune of frustrated SME owners

1y Taking Stock