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  • All-in-One Guides

    All-in-One Guides cover all of your research needs. Each of the following guides is a collection of resources on a particular information security topic that tackles all stages of the learning and product buying cycle. First, the guide will help you understand specific risks and challenges. Then, it enables you to identify the best policies, processes and technologies for your organization, as well as offering insight into effective ways to engage vendors and evaluate specific products. Finally, the guide will advise you on post-purchasing issues, such as implementing and managing technology.

  • SAP OnDemand and SaaS guide

    SAP’s early forays into cloud computing technology, such as the first version of SAP CRM on-demand and the original SAP Business ByDesign, did not meet with much success. SAP was unable to turn a profit from these early on-demand applications and for a while did not do much with them.

    In fact, Jon Reed, SAP Mentor and analyst, noted that the initial selection of cloud applications for SAP was very limited. “They don’t have enough options yet. I think they’d be the first to admit that,” he said.

    Since then, SAP has been adding to its on-demand offerings. For example, it released the SAP Business ByDesign software development kit (SDK) to make development easier for the platform. SAP also rolled out SAP Business ByDesign to more countries in an effort to increase interest in cloud technology.

    “I’m actually pleased to see SAP kind of really start to take the gloves off of this product, and open it up for more markets, more people to sell it and implement it,” said Brian Sommer, an analyst and founder of TechVentive.

  • SAP TechEd 2011 Special Report

    Most recent news coverage:

    At TechEd 2011, SAP again touts in-memory
    LAS VEGAS -- SAP executives took the stage at the annual TechEd conference Tuesday to announce progress on a range of existing technologies and products centering on in-memory analytics and mobile technology.

    Although that might have disappointed some who were hoping SAP would use the opportunity to announce new products altogether -- especially around high-speed analytics -- it didn’t bother customers who were just there to learn.

    ““It was all very general in my opinion, but that was OK. I’m here to figure out what’s currently going on with SAP,” said Roy Orosz, a senior ABAP programmer with Seneca Foods based in Marion, N.Y. HANA, SAP’s in-memory database appliance, is something his company could use in the future, he said.

    Read the rest of the story here.

  • SAP SapphireNow 2012: Special Conference Coverage

    SearchSAP is at SAP SAPPHIRENOW 2012 covering the latest news about SAP HANA, mobile, SAP BusinessObjects, Business ByDesign, analytics, SAP ERP Human Capital Management, SuccessFactors and more. Follow the team on Twitter: Barney Beal (@barneybeal), Todd Morrison (@todd_c_morrison) and Jacquelyn Howard (@JacquelynHoward ).

  • SAP TechEd 2012 Conference Coverage

    The second biggest SAP customer conference held every year, SAP TechEd is tailored to IT and technical professionals who want to learn more about SAP and how its software works. SearchSAP.com will be at the event, October 15-19 in Las Vegas, to talk with customers, SAP executives, product experts and analysts, and to find out what's going on with SAP's latest initiatives around initiatives like HANA and in-memory computing, mobile technology and BusinessObjects, as well as its on-demand applications.

  • A guide to SAP, its competition and its ecosystem

    The SAP software market grows increasingly crowded and complex every day, with vendors introducing new applications and services on a constant basis. How does a company make sense of it all? This guide tracks news and developments regarding SAP, the SAP ecosystem, as well as the third-party vendors that SAP competes with, and compiles them here to help companies learn more about their options and get the most out of their IT landscape.

  • SAP Sapphire Now 2013: Special conference coverage

    SAP Sapphire Now is upon us. Every year, business and IT executives come to the annual conference from around the world to learn more about SAP and how its software works. SearchSAP.com will be at the event, May 13-16 in Orlando, to talk with customers, SAP executives, product experts and analysts and to find out what's going on with SAP's latest initiatives around initiatives like HANA and in-memory computing, mobile technology and BusinessObjects, as well as its on-demand applications.