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You Say You Want A [Big Data] Revolution? But Is Your C-suite ready?

The vast potential offered by combining user-generated data from social networks and information from sensors and transactional data traditionally housed in databases has prompted the moniker “Big Data Revolution” to be bandied about in the media. Booz & Co. notes in a recent Forbes blog post that companies should educate themselves about big data through […]

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A BI Self-Service Debate: Can Users Be Trusted?

At SAP TechEd in Amsterdam this week, I had a conversation with SAP mentor Steve Rumsby about BI self-service and user trust. You can get an idea of our discussion below, which echoes some other conversations I’ve had with IT organizations that are worried about potential bad analysis that could result from unfettered access to […]

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Manufacturing New Relationships with Customers via Data Analysis

While much of the buzz around data analysis for manufacturers has revolved around the ability to improve production via monitoring the data streaming in from machinery sensors, manufacturers can see bottom-line benefits from analyzing customer data. In fact, 43% of manufacturers note finding new ways to serve customers as a primary focus for their business […]

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SAP Lumira at SAP TechEd: Come See The Light!

Interested in self-service business intelligence and data discovery? Do you have business people that are frustrated with the time it takes to mash data together, and want something more flexible? SAP Lumira is for you. At SAP TechEd Amsterdam, we’re running a number of initiatives to help you find out more about this powerful, easy-to-use […]

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Leverage Today’s Innovations to Reap the Benefits Tomorrow

by Deepa Sankar, Product Marketing, Business Intelligence, SAP Recently, I read about young farmers in a small village in Africa who are using technology to adapt to climate change.  These farmers share and exchange the latest updates on farming and climate through social media tools in their mobile phones. With the information they receive and […]

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Insights into “Big Opportunities with Big Data & Analytics for Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturers”

Packaging goods is no secret to the consumer goods market, but unpacking the insights from the deluge of data this sector brings is a challenge for many companies. However, big data analytics can help consumer goods organizations derive value from past, present and future data and solve big business problems such as how to: Manufacture […]

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Data Analysis to Connect Marketing, Customer Service

Historically, enterprise marketing and customer service departments have gathered and maintained customer data separate from one another. Creating these data silos prevents each department from developing a deeper understanding of customers – information that can be used to identify new products or services that customers share in their contact center interactions along with additional insights […]

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Introducing the SAP Analytics Innovation Community Call Series

Jayne Landry, Global VP & GM Business Intelligence, SAP Do you have some burning questions about where BI is headed? Or maybe you need some concrete solutions to some of the challenges of turning “Big Data” into actual outcomes? If so, I strongly urge you to participate in this upcoming live and interactive community call […]

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How Boston Won the World Series: Finishing Strong by the Numbers

It’s been 95 years since the Red Sox won a World Series at Fenway Park. It dates all the way back to when a pitcher named Babe Ruth called the venerable ball yard home. And what a fitting win in light of what happened this summer at the Boston Marathon. The hashtag #BostonStrong came out […]

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The Data Analytics of Halloween – 2013 Edition

It’s time for our favorite post of the year – the data analytics of Halloween. On tap for today’s festivities, we’re bringing you the all the spooky things you need to know before you head out to your zombie soirees and treat-finding festivities. First up, here’s an executive summary of our spending on Halloween 2013: 158 million […]

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