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Building an ROI Case for BI? Step 1: Get the Data (Oops)

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Why You Need An In-Memory Action Plan

This is a third post of a series based on a SAP-sponsored breakfast meeting organized in Sydney earlier this year with speaker Donald Feinberg, Gartner VP and Distinguished Analyst explaining the “Nexus of Forces”: social, mobile, cloud and information. In the first two posts, Donald covered why in-memory is disrupting everything, and why every organization […]

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Cartoon: Coming To A Keynote Near You

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L’Oréal: Turning Data Into A Customer Experience

George-Edouard Dias, head of Digital Business for L’Oréal gave a great example of digital business transformation during his interview at SAPPHIRENOW Madrid at the end of last year. By combining analytics, social, mobile, and the cloud, the company aims to create new customer experiences. Summary L’Oréal’s big transformation is to have moved from marketing planned […]

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The Business Impact of In-Memory Computing, From Run to Transform

This is the second post based on a SAP-sponsored breakfast meeting organized in Sydney earlier this year, as part of a ANZ/APJ innovation analytics tour, with speaker Donald Feinberg, Gartner VP and Distinguished Analyst explaining the “Nexus of Forces”: social, mobile, cloud and information. After covering why in-memory is disrupting everything, and why every organization […]

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Analytics to ID, Troubleshoot Telco Network Performance Snags

Wireless carriers are spending billions of dollars to build out 4G networks that are purported to be able to deliver data, including video, 10 times faster than 3G networks. 4G network expansion is occurring on a global scale. More than 150 carriers across 60 countries are committed to 4G deployments and trials, according to Deloitte. For […]

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Bilafer’s BHAG: What Enterprises Can Learn from Rebrickable About Using Analytics to Add Value to Data

The other day, Lego became a hot topic of conversation with my son, a huge Star Wars Lego fan.  Not surprising, since Lego is the fourth-largest toy company in the world (and an SAP customer), and here at SAP, as well as at the Bilafer household, we have a special relationship with the brand.  In […]

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Predictive Analytics with Big Data

by Steve Bickerton, BI Competency Center, SAP Yesterday’s Analytics Until recently, financial analysis-based decision making relied on a historical view of aggregate data – understanding yesterday’s events to influence tomorrow’s performance. Highly skilled data scientists took summary-level information – analytic engines would be quickly overrun by larger or more detailed volumes of data – and […]

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Procter & Gamble’s Data Analysis Success Drives Faster Decisions

Companies that can establish common visual languages for data can leverage that data to drive successful decision making. That’s what Thomas Davenport, visiting professor at Harvard Business School and a senior adviser to Deloitte Analytics, says in a recent Harvard Business Review post. Davenport cites Procter & Gamble, which has “institutionalized data visualization as a primary tool […]

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Why In-Memory Computing Is Cheaper And Changes Everything

I attended a SAP-sponsored breakfast meeting organized in Sydney earlier this year, as part of a ANZ/APJ innovation analytics tour. The meeting was hosted by Ryan Blackwood, Director of Strategy & Innovation for SAP Australia, and featured a talk by Donald Feinberg, Gartner VP and Distinguished Analyst on the “Nexus of Forces”: social, mobile, cloud and […]

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