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Establishing an Effective Fraud Management Program

by Norman Marks, GRC Evangelist  (@normanmarks) Organizations have been concerned with the risk of fraud for decades. Professional organizations (such as the Association of Fraud Examiners and The Institute of Internal Auditors) and professional service firms (including CPA firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and others) have provided valuable guidance on how management can implement an effective […]

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Establishing an Effective Fraud Management Program

by Norman Marks, GRC Evangelist  (@normanmarks) Organizations have been concerned with the risk of fraud for decades. Professional organizations (such as the Association of Fraud Examiners and The Institute of Internal Auditors) and professional service firms (including CPA firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and others) have provided valuable guidance on how management can implement an effective […]

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2 Distinctions You Need To Know for Visualization Success

by Ryan Goodman, Centigon Solutions Data visualization is pervasive across all business intelligence (BI) applications because of the speed and ease for communicating relationships and trends. However, many organizations still struggle to create effective visualizations because of the lack of training and understanding of basic principles. While data visualization and business intelligence go hand-in-hand, they […]

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Cartoon: The Business Benefit of In-Memory Processing

Here’s the real business benefit of in-memory processing (according to a SAP HANA customer at the recent BI2014 conference!): If you’re interested in real business benefits, check out the post on SAP HANA ROI (no, it’s not “expensive”):   Read this post in source website.

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Talking Technology and Indian Food on the Streets of Boston

by John Ward, Marketing Manager, SAP Several weeks ago I wrote about how technology is bringing new meaning to the term “Boston Strong.” In that blog, city officials talked about the success of their analytics-based Problem Properties initiative and the Boston About Results Web platform that gives citizens instant insight into the city’s performance. But […]

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SAP HANA Brings ROI of over 500% for University of Kentucky

SAP HANA is too often pigeonholed as expensive and only for extreme data needs. But more and more companies are crunching the numbers and realizing that in-memory processing is simply a cheaper, better way to do analytics. Dennis Howlett of Diginomica has already talked about the projected cost savings of $13M for one large government […]

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Advanced Analytics: From the Real World, For the Real World

by Shekhar Iyer, Global VP of Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics, SAP (@bishekhar) There’s been a lot of buzz and hype surrounding Big Data and advanced analytics. As the business world begins to grasp potential impact of data-driven strategies, it’s becoming obvious that this approach will help companies truly differentiate. Some companies remain skeptical, while […]

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Hadoop Summit Amsterdam 2014: Crossing The Chasm

This year’s Hadoop Summit in Amsterdam was even more interesting than last year’s, with more sponsors (including SAP), more functionality for enterprise use cases, and more enterprise examples. The conference was in the historic Beurs Van Berlage conference center. It’s a great venue for out-of-town guests situated just a few minutes’ walk from Amsterdam’s Central […]

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Hadoop Summit Amsterdam 2014: Crossing The Chasm

This year’s Hadoop Summit in Amsterdam was even more interesting than last year’s, with more sponsors (including SAP), more functionality for enterprise use cases, and more enterprise examples. The conference was in the historic Beurs Van Berlage conference center. It’s a great venue for out-of-town guests situated just a few minutes’ walk from Amsterdam’s Central […]

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GRC Tuesdays – Top 10 Benefits of GRC Software Solution vs. Office Tools

by Thomas Frenehard, GRC, SAP In a recent client presentation, I was asked by the compliance team what I thought were the benefits of using a software solution versus office tools, such as spreadsheets, that were already used internally and that everyone knows how to use. Whatever the topic (this of course includes GRC), most […]

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