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10 Mobile BI Strategy Questions: Technology Infrastructure

by Kaan Turnali, Global Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics, SAP When an organization is considering implementing a mobile BI strategy, it needs to ask/consider if its current information technology (IT) and business intelligence (BI) infrastructure can support mobile BI. It must determine if there are any gaps that need to be addressed prior to going live. When we think of […]

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Part 5: SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.1 – Benefits of the Upgrade Factory

by Markus Schunter, Global Head of BI & Cloud Analytics Practices, SAP    @markusschunter To help you reduce the time and effort required to upgrade to SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) 4.1, we offer a BI upgrade factory. Combining predefined services, selected resources, and repeatable, clearly defined tasks, the factory approach can help you reduce the […]

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2014 – What a Year for GRC at SAP

 Is it 2015 already!?! Wow, how time flies. The SAP governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) team is already off to a fast start for 2015. Given this, I thought I’d use this week’s GRC Tuesday blog to reflect on 2014 as well as look forward into 2015. 2014 New Products 2014 was both a busy […]

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Are Your Business Applications Unnecessarily Complex?

I first talked about the origins of new Hybrid Transactional/Analytical (HTAP) Architectures almost two years ago, and explained the benefits that this convergence of analytic and operational processing can bring: Faster, better analytics. Business people can access data the instant it has been updated, without complicated and expensive replication and aggregation. Analytics can be embedded into operational processes without having to […]

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10 Mobile BI Strategy Questions: Enterprise Mobility

by Kaan Turnali, Global Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics, SAP Is your mobile business intelligence (BI) strategy aligned with your organization’s enterprise mobility strategy? If you’re not sure what this means, you’re in big trouble. In its simplest form, enterprise mobility can be considered a framework to maximize the use of mobile devices, wireless networks, and all other […]

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2015 – Year of the Wood Sheep and a New Generation of EPM in the Cloud

Hard to believe it’s 2015 already. Time seems to blur between the years and, much like the best practice of continuous planning, we’re always looking ahead – there’s no wall or finish line in business. That being said, we do need to reflect back from time to time and it’s important to celebrate success. And […]

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How Does “The Internet of Things” Change HR Workforce Planning?

by Fran Smolders, SAP Everything seems connected to the internet. From cars and mobile phones to the fridge and the lawn mower. The future of machine-to-machine technology seems inevitable as people demand smarter applications to fulfill their ever-growing hunger for new information and their desire to do things quicker and better. In 2013, mobile devices […]

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How Does “The Internet of Things” Change HR Workforce Planning?

by Fran Smolders, SAP Everything seems connected to the internet. From cars and mobile phones to the fridge and the lawn mower. The future of machine-to-machine technology seems inevitable as people demand smarter applications to fulfill their ever-growing hunger for new information and their desire to do things quicker and better. In 2013, mobile devices […]

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10 Mobile BI Strategy Questions: Security

by Kaan Turnali, Global Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics, SAP  Do you have all three layers of mobile BI security covered: device, app, and data? All of the convenience and benefits of mobile devices provide a particular security risk, complicating matters for the technology managers. When we think about the three layers of security in mobile […]

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Top 5 Analytics Predictions for 2015

by Pat Saporito, Global COE for BI, SAP 2014 was another banner year for data and analytics. Machine to Machine (M2M) morphed to The Internet of Things (IoT). Disruption was more threat than reality, yet some organizations did innovate. There was still a lot of focus on data and technology, less so on people and […]

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