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Bringing Big Data to Life

By James Fisher, Vice President, Marketing for Analytics and Mobile solutions, SAP There’s been a lot of hype and hyperbole around big data in the past few years, with many technology companies jumping on the bandwagon to reinvent themselves and generate new revenue streams. At SAP, what makes us different is that that big data […]

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Using Analytics to Prioritize Spending on Cybersecurity

Spending on cybersecurity is expected to rise this year as a growing number of organizations shift spending from defensive-minded approaches to detection and mitigation of cyberattacks and data breaches. Nearly 70 percent of CIOs expect security spending to represent one of the top segments to gain share of overall IT spending as “security continues to […]

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Why Big Data is the New Black in Entertainment

Programs such as “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards” from Netflix have come together in large part because of the media company’s data-driven understanding of its viewers and its ability to determine the type of content they want. Netflix and other broadcasters are increasingly relying on big data and analytics to strengthen […]

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The Evolution of Analytics — Then and Now

By Ira Simon,vice president, Partner Marketing & Communications, SAP Have you ever looked back at an old magazine or an old video and laughed at how much things have changed? This notion is especially true in technology, which evolves more rapidly than almost every other industry. Catch a few minutes of your favorite TV sitcom […]

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Analytics to Drive Customer Satisfaction, Boost Revenue

Companies that use analytics to bolster their customer service operations realize better results when it comes to customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and financial performance compared to their counterparts that do not use analytics this way. That’s according to a recent research report from Aberdeen Group that surveyed 233 organizations about their customer experience management programs. Those […]

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SAP and Esri Team Up for Geo-Spatial Analytic Innovations at #EsriUC with SAP Lumira and ArcGIS

Research shows nearly 80% of all data contains some type of geo-reference. This makes for an important factor for how we make sense of and visualize location-based data to tell engaging stories with data. For years, mapping tech superpower, Esri, has partnered with SAP and our business intelligence solutions to offer innovations for geo-spatial analysis. […]

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GRC Tuesdays: IIA International Conference in London Reveals Bright Future for Internal Audit

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) presents its international conference annually, alternating between North America and other global locations. Last week, the 2014 IIA International conference was in London. SAP was there to officially launch our new SAP Audit Management solution. I was there to help with the launch, to attend as many sessions as […]

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How Agile BI Improves Your Company’s Responsiveness to Change

Seventy percent of the companies that were listed on the Fortune 1000 just 10 years ago have disappeared. The reason? They’re victims of change – casualties of the digital disruption as well as their inabilities to anticipate and mitigate risk, says Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Craig Le Clair. But the fact is, these threats […]

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CPGs, Retailers Maximize Data to Strengthen Category Management Execution

Category management is a collaborative, continuous process between consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and retailers to identify, analyze, and manage a consumer’s “need state,” which is often referred to as a “category.” The discipline of category management is taking on increased importance for CPGs and retailers in the era of big data and shopper marketing. […]

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Harnessing Data to Craft an Unbeatable World Cup Strategy

After an entire month of collective cheering (and agonizing), billions around the globe are now eagerly anticipating the 2014 FIFA World Cup final on July 13th in Brazil. Both the German and the Argentinian teams have effectively exploited any type of edge over each of their opponents to earn their respective spots in the finals. […]

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