Week of 20 May 2013 SAP social collaboration strategy grinds forward with SAP JAM (23 May 2013)
SAP Jam is an improvement over SAP StreamWork in terms of integration with business processes, but questions still remain over its viability, William Newman writes.
SAP’s Sikka takes innovation lead as SuccessFactors founder departs (ComputerWeekly.com | 24 May 2013)
SAP has announced a leadership reshuffle in line with its agenda of in-memory database Hana, cloud and mobile. Sikka steps up, SuccessFactors’ Dalgaard steps down
McLaren uses high-speed data analytics to gain Formula 1 edge (ComputerWeekly.com | 22 May 2013)
The McLaren Group uses high-speed data analytics as it seeks a competitive edge for its Formula 1 racing team engineers
Week of 13 May 2013 Sapphire 2013: Business Suite on HANA goes to general availability (ComputerWeekly.com | 15 May 2013)
Jim Hagemann Snabe, co-CEO of SAP, has announced the general availability of HANA on its Business Suite ERP software at Sapphire 2013 in Orlando
Sapphire 2013: SAP declares for cloud expansion, on back of Hana (ComputerWeekly.com | 14 May 2013)
SAP has announced a widening of the cloud delivery of its enterprise technologies
Week of 06 May 2013 SAP customers could save billions through consolidation (ComputerWeekly.com | 09 May 2013)
SAP consolidation offers big savings, and HANA is expected to be a big part of the future of business IT, says HCL executive
SAP readies the Hana-powered enterprise cloud (ComputerWeekly.com | 08 May 2013)
SAP is making its Hana in-memory database available as a hosted service to power enterprise applications
Your next software license audit may be an inventory optimization exercise in disguise. Either way, the trick is to be prepared, writes one analyst.
Week of 29 Apr 2013 Enterprise Data World reveals nine principles of analytics rock stars (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com | 02 May 2013)
In a presentation at Enterprise Data World 2013, consultant Bernard Wehbe detailed what sets indispensable analytics professionals apart from the rest of the crowd.
Week of 22 Apr 2013 In-memory technology pushes analytics boundaries, boosts BI speeds (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com | 22 Apr 2013)
In-memory appliances amp up business intelligence performance by moving processing off of disks. But cost and other issues need to be considered.
Companies that don't take advantage of content accelerators when deploying SAP Solution Manager software are missing out, writes Tony de Thomasis.
In this second part on building an SAP Solution Manager roadmap, expert Tony de Thomasis looks at creating a Business Blueprint.
There's a method to creating an SAP Solution Manager roadmap, writes Tony De Thomasis in this three-part series that first looks at module sequence.
Week of 15 Apr 2013 Big data technologies promise major advances in health and science (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com | 19 Apr 2013)
Big data analytics efforts are poised to improve everything from public health to particle physics, and people like Cloudera's Jeff Hammerbacher are leading the way.
What to expect from the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics cloud services (SearchManufacturingERP.com | 15 Apr 2013)
Microsoft is set to launch a cloud version of its Dynamics ERP this summer. Industry analysts weigh in on how Dynamics cloud services could shape up.
SAP Q1 results: UK and northern Europe show growth (ComputerWeekly.com | 19 Apr 2013)
SAP’s priority areas of in-memory database technology, mobile and cloud showing growth in the UK, says EMEA president, Franck Cohen
SAP User Groups gain easy access to SAP Customer Connection programme (ComputerWeekly.com | 15 Apr 2013)
SAP user groups have effected a change to the SAP Customer Connection programme, making it simpler to register to suggest product improvements
Week of 08 Apr 2013 Suppliers still the focus when it comes to SAP procurement, sourcing (10 Apr 2013)
Despite change alliances within the field of buyer and seller networks, companies should focus on where their suppliers are, analysts say.
Week of 01 Apr 2013 Is having a mixed SAP environment worth the hassles? (03 Apr 2013)
Many companies are drawn to 'best of breed' applications to supplement their existing SAP environment. But that presents a whole new set of challenges.
Week of 25 Mar 2013 Getting the right team is critical for advancing SAP mobility (29 Mar 2013)
Getting the most out of an SAP mobile center of excellence depends on a range of factors, including who's on the team, writes Michael Bestvina.
CPM suite adding more BI, tax functions according to Magic Quadrant (SearchFinancialApplications.com | 29 Mar 2013)
In part two of this Q&A, a co-author of the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for CPM describes where BI and CPM might overlap.
Middleware options for integrating SAP and non-SAP software are increasing. Choosing the right one depends on a range of factors, say experts.
Gartner Magic Quadrant finds rising demand for data warehouse services (SearchDataManagement.com | 27 Mar 2013)
A look at the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems and more data management news from around the Web.
Week of 18 Mar 2013 O'Reilly Strata conference tackles big topics in data science, Hadoop (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com | 22 Mar 2013)
The O'Reilly Strata conference was the place to be to learn about the role of the data scientist and big data technologies.
SAP customers are using third-party vendors to help cut support costs, even if they don't actually end up using them to manage their SAP software.
Week of 04 Mar 2013 Strata speaker calls for increased focus on data scientist education (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com | 04 Mar 2013)
Society should do more to encourage the next generation of data scientists, according to a speaker at last week's O'Reilly Strata Conference.
Week of 25 Feb 2013 49ers scout for better football players with SAP analytics (01 Mar 2013)
At least one NFL team is looking to improve its draft-day decisions with new SAP analytics software.
Strata speaker cites key characteristics for success in data science (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com | 01 Mar 2013)
Senior research scientist Rachel Schutt offers a rundown of the common traits shared by people who have been successful in the field of data science.
Qualcomm speeds up chip development with data virtualization software (SearchDataManagement.com | 27 Feb 2013)
An IT architect at Qualcomm discusses the chip maker's use of data virtualization tools and decision to embrace the logical data warehouse philosophy.
SAP mobile strategy starts with a center of excellence (25 Feb 2013)
Coming up with an SAP mobile center of excellence can help companies move forward with a more cohesive mobile strategy, Michael Bestvina writes.
Strata 2013 attendees to explore big data and the business singularity (SearchDataManagement.com | 25 Feb 2013)
Speakers and exhibiting vendors offer an advance glimpse at this week's O'Reilly Strata Conference, including big data's impact on economies of scale.
Week of 18 Feb 2013 Photo firm ups sales by delving deeper into Ariba supplier network (21 Feb 2013)
One of the nation's largest seller of photo and video equipment turned to the Ariba supplier network to connect with buyers it was missing out on before.
ERP deployment delays growing longer, survey finds (SearchManufacturingERP.com | 20 Feb 2013)
A combination of economic and organizational factors is slowing down ERP deployment projects, according to a new report.
Week of 11 Feb 2013 City gets help in managing SAP enhancement pack testing (14 Feb 2013)
The Canadian city of Nanaimo went looking for help when it didn't have enough IT personnel to cover the testing of SAP enhancement pack upgrades.
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MIT panelists: Big data calls for data-driven decision making skills SearchBusinessAnalytics.com | 24 May 2013
C-level execs need to develop better decision making skills to capitalize on big data technology, said speakers at the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.