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GRC Tuesdays: Auditing on an iPad – Really?

by Bruce Carpenter, Vice President, Corporate Audit, SAP I’m sure you don’t need me to point this out—but we’re all accustomed to wandering around with a plethora of mobile devices, including tablets and phones. And yes, they come in very handy—getting directions to an offsite meeting, locating a restaurant, booking tickets for a show, clearing […]

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GRC Tuesdays: Auditing on an iPad – Really?

by Bruce Carpenter, Vice President, Corporate Audit, SAP I’m sure you don’t need me to point this out—but we’re all accustomed to wandering around with a plethora of mobile devices, including tablets and phones. And yes, they come in very handy—getting directions to an offsite meeting, locating a restaurant, booking tickets for a show, clearing […]

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Enabling an Information-Driven Culture with Notation Standards in Business Communication

Studies show that roughly 10-15% of people in an organization have access to business intelligence (BI) and analytics today. Gartner predicts that figure to rise to 75% by 2020. But what will they be doing? And what are we doing to make BI and analytics useful to all of them? Of course, modern technologies applied […]

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Enabling an Information-Driven Culture with Notation Standards in Business Communication

Studies show that roughly 10-15% of people in an organization have access to business intelligence (BI) and analytics today. Gartner predicts that figure to rise to 75% by 2020. But what will they be doing? And what are we doing to make BI and analytics useful to all of them? Of course, modern technologies applied […]

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Data Science and Big Data in Transportation

by David Ginsberg, Chief Data Scientist, SAP In the transportation industry, knowing what markets are growing versus those that are declining can make a big difference to the bottom line. Our data science team recently worked with a major railway in North America. This railway is using Data Science and Big Data to better understand […]

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looks similar, but this one is hadoop

Cartoon: Analytics Reinvention

New technologies like Hadoop are reinventing analytics. Most of it is breakthrough additions to existing analytic systems – and some of it is reinventing the wheel (and alternative caption would be “it’s for car-like workloads — the rest of it is coming soon!”). Yes, many existing DW workloads will move to Hadoop. But just as many […]

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BI Dashboard Mastery Webinar

[Free Workshop] How many of these 5 common mistakes are you making with your Dashboards?

Here’s the reality guys, 8 years, 500+ dashboards and 5K+ students later, I’ve finally been able to put my fingers on which mistakes 98% of people make when working with users to create their dashboards. About 3 weeks ago, I taught my highly rated session: Mastering the Art of Dashboard Requirements Gathering and Prototyping, at […]

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Agile Visualization: Ignore the Buzz at Your Own Peril

The idea of self-service business intelligence (BI) being at the core of the BI promise (to transform raw data into meaningful and useful information for business purposes) is now back at the top of the BI industry headlines. Should you ignore the buzz and just go on with your business? You shouldn’t. First, let’s get […]

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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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GRC Tuesdays: 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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