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The Future of Finance is Now! See the Most Important SAPPHIRE Ever for Finance Professionals!

With over 350 sessions related to the Finance audience and Line of Business this is shaping up to be the most important, informative and comprehensive SAPPHIRE NOW ever for finance professionals.  2015 will be our biggest presence ever showcasing how SAP Simple Finance and our entire Financial Management solution portfolio is enabling our customers on […]

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Part Two: How Is the Internet of Things Already Changing Manufacturers´ Business?

In my last blog, I discussed how ubiquitous the media references to the internet of things (IoT) have become—and how frustrating I find most of them. The truth is, the IoT isn’t a new idea as many articles seem to imply. And the IoT is already having a specific, real-world impact in many companies, though […]

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Part Two: How Is the Internet of Things Already Changing Manufacturers´ Business?

In my last blog, I discussed how ubiquitous the media references to the internet of things (IoT) have become—and how frustrating I find most of them. The truth is, the IoT isn’t a new idea as many articles seem to imply. And the IoT is already having a specific, real-world impact in many companies, though […]

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Come to SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando and Learn How to Accelerate Insight and Anticipate the Future with Analytics, EIM, Big Data and the Internet of Things

We live in a connected world where Big Data, people, machines, and processes are interlinked in an internet of everything. We believe that immense value lies locked away in this data and that we have a huge opportunity to translate that value into tangible business outcomes.Leading IT organizations are working with business leaders to become […]

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SAP Analytics are #SimplyGenius at #SAPPHIRENOW

Hello analytics and JLo fans! Are you ready to “Get on the Floor” at SAPPHIRE NOW? Are you “Waiting for Tonight”? So ”Let’s Get Loud, Live It Up”… SAPPHIRE NOW for analytics is gonna make you “Dance Again”. Ok, enough of the JLo dance mix references. This year’s SAP customer event in Orlando is shaping […]

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A Bucket of Wings: A Case Study of Better-Informed Decisions

In my blog Use Data To Support Arguments, Not Arguments To Support Data, I articulated how better-informed decisions are typically made and the role that business intelligence (BI) should play. Shortly after I wrote the blog, I experienced a real-life event that clearly illustrates three main phases of “data-entangled decisions.” Since my family likes to take a day […]

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SAP CTO Irfan Khan at Hadoop Summit Brussels

SAP Embraces Hadoop In The Enterprise

At the European Hadoop Summit in Brussels last week, SAP underlined its support for the fast-growing number of enterprise Hadoop deployments. In the opening keynote, Forrester analyst Mike Gualtieri advised attendees that Hadoop was clearly ready for certain use cases in the enterprise, and that “adoption is the only option.” Irfan Khan, CTO for SAP Global Customer […]

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GRC Tuesdays: A Strategic Solution for the Disintegration of GRC

Forgive me for being a little abstract and conceptual, but I believe governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) is rapidly disintegrating. Fragmentation of GRC Stick an adjective in front of the word “risk” and a new silo is established. (Privacy Risk, Cyber Risk, and so on) Every new law or regulation seems to create its own […]

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GRC Tuesdays: A Strategic Solution for the Disintegration of GRC

Forgive me for being a little abstract and conceptual, but I believe governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) is rapidly disintegrating. Fragmentation of GRC Stick an adjective in front of the word “risk” and a new silo is established. (Privacy Risk, Cyber Risk, and so on) Every new law or regulation seems to create its own […]

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Part I—Hey, Where Did You Get Your Data?

In this 5-part series, I’ll walk you through some of the details around Trusted Data Discovery, or Governed Data Discovery. The goal is to get you past the mom-and-apple-pie idea of Trusted Data Discovery, and into some specific areas you can address at your company. First – trusted sources. Trusted data comes from trusted, curated […]

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