Is “Big Data” Just Hype or Is there a Big Opportunity for You?

by Mimi Spier, Senior Director, Analytics Product Marketing, SAP It’s interesting to see how many business and technology editorials, events, and thought leaders are focused on “Big Data.” Is it really as ‘big’ of an opportunity as people think or not? I say it’s absolutely a BIG opportunity – and the future of your business […]

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VELUX: A New Business Intelligence Strategy To Meet New Needs

VELUX is a €2.3bn provider of roof windows and skylights, headquartered in Copenhagen in Denmark. The VELUX name is derived from “ventilation” and “lux” (light in Latin), and it is one of the strongest global brands in building materials. Anders Reinhardt, head of global business intelligence for Velux recently gave a presentation explaining the company’s […]

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SAPinsider Conference – Key BI Highlights

Last week, a large crowd gathered in Amsterdam for the SAPInsider conference, and it’s been an exciting and thought-provoking few days. We’ve enjoyed some deep thinking from great speakers and, even more impressively, some very cool demos.The conference was a five-for-one deal: BI, CRM, Financials, GRC, and HR 2013. Here I’ve captured my key highlights […]

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Data Analysis: Zodiac Signs and Crime

OK, I’m back with another installment of strange, fun, weird (insert your own adjective here) news from the world of big data and data analytics. You know, like the post I wrote about data analytics and the Loch Ness Monster. However, this tale comes not from across the pond, but rather from our neighbors to the […]

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CIR food Uses Predictive Analytics to Improve Restaurant Operations and Customer Experience

by Isabelle Nuage, Analytics Product Marketing, SAP CIR food is an Italian food service and restaurant business that provides catering services to schools, hospitals and healthcare facilities, businesses, and military communities. Its 1,200 facilities and thousands of employees worldwide include dieticians and nutritionists who develop healthy menus, dishes, and culinary methods. Already a user of […]

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Data Analytics: Shaping the Future of Energy

Despite continued excitement regarding progress around harnessing renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power, technological innovations are also helping oil and gas refiners discover new ways of mining deposits that until recently weren’t possible. For instance, the use of 3D seismic data testing techniques and other advanced technologies has enabled Noble Energy to discover […]

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SAP Lumira: New Software Update, General Availability of Cloud Version, and EMEA/UK Flash Sale

You may have heard by now that SAP Visual Intelligence has a new name. Aptly named SAP Lumira, meaning” to shed light on,” this self-service BI solution helps analysts bring together and transform data to discover hidden insights and answers. Designed for ease of use, the software combines fast data manipulation with engaging visualizations, allowing users […]

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Big Data Boasts (Cartoon)

Is bigger always better? Share and Enjoy • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS Read this post in source website.

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Analytics Like Never Before

I presented a session on “Analytics Like Never Before” last week at the Gurus of BI conference in Oslo, Norway. The fast-paced, 40 minute presentation covers a wide range of analytics topics including: Why new “signal” data means we no longer have to manage business by looking out of the rear-view mirror Why big changes […]

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Day Three SAPinsider: Different Flavors of Amsterdam, Different Flavors of Analytics

This is the last day of the conference and my last day in Amsterdam, bitter sweet. I wish I had more time here as there is so much more to see. One thing I really enjoyed during my short stay was the variety of delicious food options. We had Dutch, Moroccan, Indonesian, English…and tonight? Japanese. […]

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