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GRC Tuesdays – Is Business Continuity a Separate Activity?

by Thomas Frenehard, GRC, SAP During a recent breakfast event, I was having a coffee with two security managers who were in charge of business continuity for their organizations: one was from the IT department and the other one was a business operations manager. The questions of our debate revolved around were: Who should be […]

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Big Data and the World’s Oldest Business

by John Schitka Weekends, as I noted in an earlier blog, are great for catching up on reading, but so apparently are waiting rooms. Something I recently discovered when I came across an interesting The Economist article in my dentist’s waiting room. By the way weekends are also great for watching sports, like a IFA […]

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How Do You Measure the Success of Your Mobile BI Project?

Did you know that on average, only 10% of people in organizations use analytics today? This is quite a low amount and frankly, a bit scary that 90% of people are using gut feel—or experience at best—to make decisions. With mobile business intelligence, we have the opportunity to get instant information to many in the […]

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GRC Tuesdays: The Risk Reporting Dilemma: Are Heat Maps Killing Risk Management?

by Bruce McCuaig, GRC Product Marketing, SAP Risk managers love heat maps. It’s not clear that their view is widely shared, but few alternatives have been proposed. While some regulatory frameworks require external risk disclosures, few require extensive disclosure of how the risk is managed or any estimate of frequency or consequence. Risk management standards […]

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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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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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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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Transform Your Future with Predictive Analytics

by Chandran Saravana, Predictive Analytics, SAP We’ve all experienced some form of predictive analytics in our day-to-day lives – each time we check the seven-day weather forecast or price airline tickets for a future trip. And while we’ve become accustomed to this technology in our daily lives, how many businesses take advantage of this power […]

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Research Firm Names SAP as a Leader in Agile Business Intelligence

Earlier this year I was pleased to share how the leading industry analyst firm Forrester Research, Inc. released The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4, 2013, which rated SAP as a leader in the business intelligence (BI) market. I’m now thrilled to share more related news as Forrester just released another piece of research, […]

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