Interview: The Latest Trends in Analytics

At last week’s UK & Ireland SAP User Group conference, Hans Loekkegaard of Red Commerce interviewed me on the latest and greatest trends in analytics. The full video is below – we had an good-natured chat covering roughly these topics: Where does the term “evangelist” come from? What is the biggest trend in analytics today? […]

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Why Enterprises Should Be More Interested in Hadoop

An example use case of Hadoop and in-memory systems extracted from the CIO guide to using Hadoop and SAP systems.  It’s Time For Two Worlds To Come Together Earlier this year, I attended the Hadoop Summit in Europe, sponsored by Hortonworks. There were many excellent presentations at the conference, but the divide between “old” and […]

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SAP & Hortonworks Hangout: Big Data Meets Enterprise Systems

Last month, I hosted a “Big Data Hangout” featuring Hortonworks CTO Ari Zilka and SAP’s Irfan Khan talking about how the future of information architectures that combine the best of today’s Hadoop and Enterprise infrastructures. The recording of that session is now available: Interested in hearing more? The voting on sessions for the 2014 Hadoop […]

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Data Analysis: Teaching B2C to be More Like B2B

Today’s business climate is often ruled by fickle customers armed with unprecedented access to product information and equipped with social media megaphones to express their opinions of brands. Given that, are B2C or B2B companies better positioned to compete in a big data world based on how they have delved into customer preferences in the […]

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“Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink”

2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation. A fitting time to remember Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s iconic lines from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, describing the sailors’ thirst. Reading the United Nations’ morbid facts and figures makes one wonder how we will be freed of our own dead albatross – an impending water crisis. This is […]

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UK and Ireland SAP User Group 2013

I attended the UK & Ireland SAP User Group (UKISUG) annual conference this week, at the ICC in Birmingham, UK. After workshops and other special events on Sunday, the main conference was kicked off on Monday morning by User Group chairman Philip Adams. 2013 sees the organization’s 25th anniversary, making it one of the oldest […]

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Debunking Myths About Business Intelligence Strategy

by Deepa Sankar, Business Intelligence Product Marketing, SAP What is a Business Intelligence(BI) Strategy? Why should you care? The phrase has been increasingly used by organizations to recognize effective use of business intelligence and taking BI programs to the next level. Do you have one? If you are looking at your architecture slide, then let’s […]

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Big Data Analytics: Shaping the Future of Public Service

Increasingly people and businesses have become interconnected through digital technologies such as social and mobile, which gives them immediate access to information. As such, citizens and companies have developed heightened expectations for receiving higher levels of service from government agencies. But as government entities are beset by budget cuts and staff reductions, it’s becoming more […]

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Big Data Presents: The 12 Truths of Holiday Shopping

When it comes to what consumers want for the holidays, big data and social analytics can help retailers uncover “human truths to help brands make their marks in the world.” That’s according to McCann Truth Central’s newest global consumer research study, “The Truth About Holiday Shopping,” which reveals a new era of predictive gift giving. […]

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Highlights: Business Intelligence Roadmap Community Call

by Jayne Landry, Global VP & GM Business Intelligence, SAP It’s not too late to be heard and get your burning business intelligence (BI) questions answered. If you missed the November 14th SAP analytics’ interactive community call on the BI Roadmap, you can still hear the presentation, see the demos, and listen to the question […]

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