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2014: The Year of Analytics Renewal

The last couple of years have been spent talking about the big new technology possibilities in the analytics market that hold out the promise of making decades of best practice obsolete. Now it’s time to put those technologies into action. As Doug Henschen of InformationWeek says in his recent article Big Data’s 2 Big Years: […]

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Mobile BI Design Framework: The Art of Performance

by Kaan Turnali, Global Senior Director, BI, SAP In mobile business intelligence (BI) design, performance is one of the most critical elements of the mobile BI success formula. High quality content, reliable data, and mobile purpose are a must. However, none of that matters if the performance is poor—mobile users tend to be less patient […]

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For a Competitive Advantage, Try Visual Data Discovery

The reams of data companies capture about their businesses – combined with the vast volumes of data consumers are generating – can help companies yield insights to create new revenue streams and boost the bottom line. But the technology landscape to exploit big data can be confusing. For example, what is the difference between data discovery and […]

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ETL and Information Governance Discussions From DSLayer

If you’re interested in SAP, BusinessObjects, and everything to do with Analytics, I encourage you to check out the Diversified Semantic Layer site (tagline: “unprofessional journalism at its finest”!). It’s run by a bunch of analytics veterans from around the English-speaking globe, featuring quirky (i.e. sometimes completely off-topic) discussions of the latest and greatest (and […]

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Come Join Us At The SAP UK Innovation Forum

2014 brings lots of new opportunities and advancing technologies with it. So where do you and your business want to go? To find out, join us at our first UK and Ireland SAP Innovation Forum on Tuesday, 11th March 2014 at Kings Place, London N1. The goal of the event is to help you explore […]

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The Data Analytics of Super Bowl XLVIII and the Best Data Geek Commercials

Sometimes when you make predictions based on the available data – they just turn out wrong. Really wrong – especially when it comes to sports. And that’s the takeaway from Super Bowl XLVIII. Three predictions gone awry. Very awry. Let’s start off with the hope we all put in Punxsutawney Phil, American’s favorite weather forecaster. We weren’t […]

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Dulux Group Wins Gartner BI Excellence Award for Mobile BI Dashboards

At last year’s Gartner Business Intelligence and Information Management Summit in Sydney, Australia, the Dulux Group was awarded the coveted Gartner BI Excellence award for 2013. The award is given to innovative BI projects that have transformed the way the organization does business. Three finalists were chosen by analysts on the basis of submissions, and […]

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How Big Data Can Help Prevent Bullying

Regular readers of our blog are probably aware that typically I like to write about the off-beat, quirky, fun uses of big data and data analytics. Today, however, I’m going to focus on an extremely serious subject – bullying – and how Viraj Puri, a 13-year-old boy from Virginia, is using big data to try […]

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SAP Ranked Number One in Six Categories by Consumer Goods Technology Magazine Survey

by Swati Sinha, Director, Analytics Product Marketing, SAP The Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) 2014 Readers’ Choice Survey results are in and SAP solutions for business intelligence are ranked #1 again! This is the fourteenth year that CGT has conducted a Reader’s Choice Survey. CGT asked executives from leading consumer goods companies to vote for their preferred IT […]

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Cartoon: Predictive Health Analytics

Big data and predictive analytics are great for preventative maintenance, and are an incredibly powerful platform for the future of healthcare. The SAP HANA powered mMR Predictive Analysis App already monitors patients real-time vital signs and generates an alert when abnormal patient readings signal a possible emergency situation. Can something like this be far away? […]

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