Week of 10 Jun 2013 The Salesforce acquisition of ExactTarget: What to expect now (SearchCRM.com | 13 Jun 2013)
Salesforce's acquisition of digital marketing software firm ExactTarget is virtually a done deal. Find out what customers can expect for the future.
Week of 03 Jun 2013 Does your C-suite need a chief data officer? Peter Aiken thinks so (SearchDataManagement.com | 04 Jun 2013)
In a Q&A, consultant and author Peter Aiken explains why companies should put a C-level exec in charge of managing their data as a strategic asset.
SAP buys e-commerce company Hybris to move into CRM market (ComputerWeekly.com | 06 Jun 2013)
SAP is moving into the CRM market with its purchase of Hybris, a Swiss customer relationship management (CRM) supplier
Week of 27 May 2013 SAP leaders bang the drum for Hana as a platform (ComputerWeekly.com | 29 May 2013)
SAP executives are positioning the supplier’s in-memory database as a pivotal technology, not just an end in itself
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 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
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
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.
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Limit returns, SAP procurement expenses with a stability study SearchSAP.com | 06 Jun 2013
Stability studies, which measure how different materials respond to various conditions, can save companies huge amounts of money, writes Jawad Akhtar.