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Three Steps to Big Data Leadership

I saw a poster the other day, that said, “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” It’s good advice for life in general but also for business. Companies today no longer need to constantly look in their rear view mirror to try and piece together what’s coming. Big Data is enabling them to take […]

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GRC Tuesdays: The State of GRC: Should We Manage Controls?

Surveys suggest that more and more things seem to be going wrong. Either there are more risks than ever, or there are more “things.” If there are more risks, then we need to examine our risk management practices. If the risks are the same, but they’re happening in more places, then we need to examine […]

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Cast Your Vote! Topics for the Next #askSAP Analytics Community Webcast

A special thank-you goes out to everyone who attended the June 2015 #askSAP analytics community webcast. Your participation, questions, and engagement is invaluable and helps make a vital community connection to the SAP product direction for analytics. If you haven’t had a chance to attend an #askSAP community webcast, it’s a fantastic way to voice […]

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Why the CIO Must Own Data Discovery

Big Data brings big expectations. IT leadership is expected to empower the business to make sense of the ceaseless flood of data available to the organization. It’s not enough to simply provide a connection between reporting tools and databases. Delivering true business value means delivering solutions that help the business become smarter about the way […]

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5 Ways to Drive Value with BI Proof of Concepts

Proof of concepts (POC) specifically designed for business intelligence (BI) projects can be invaluable because they can help to mitigate or eliminate the risks associated with requirements whether we’re working with a new BI technology, asset, or data source. POCs (sometimes referred to as proof of principle) may be presented with slightly varying interpretations in […]

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Sneak Peak at SAP’s BI Vision and Roadmap Proves Popular

Our recent unveiling of SAP’s BI vision and roadmap has proved to be our best attended #askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call to date. There’s no question our customers want to know more about what’s coming up in BI, and how they will benefit from all the upcoming capabilities. Missed the call? Don’t worry – it’s not too late […]

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GRC Tuesdays: GRC 2015 – One Week On!

Last week, SAPinsider held its GRC 2015 event in Nice, France and it was energising and fast paced! For those who couldn’t attend, I thought I’d share with you some of the great discussions I had with customers and also one of the announcements made that should be of interest to SAP’s GRC community. Do […]

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SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Migration – Great Learning Opportunities in June and July

Hard to believe, but we’re rapidly approaching the mid-point of 2015. As you’re aware, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1 serves as the baseline architecture for future innovations. With mainstream maintenance ending for SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1 and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 at the end of 2015, and with the new licensing […]

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Making the Internet of Things for Business Real

I had the honor of presenting at the recent itelligence UK user conference on the topic of Making The Internet of Things for Business Real: More than 50 billion things will be connected by year 2020. The Internet of Things will revolutionize enterprises across all industries. Is your business ready to benefit from this ground-breaking […]

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Succeeding Through Failing Faster

In this blog series, we’re discussing the 3rd industrial revolution (see last week’s blog for the introduction) and its impact on information practices. Today, we’ll be looking at what role data sciences play in “failing faster.” There is something classic about playing chess with your children. In fact any board game will do, but somehow […]

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