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Big Data and the World’s Oldest Business

by John Schitka

Weekends, as I noted in an earlier blog, are great for catching up on reading, but so apparently are waiting rooms. Something I recently discovered when I came across an interesting The Economist article in my dentist’s waiting room. (more…)

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How Do You Measure the Success of Your Mobile BI Project?

Did you know that on average, only 10% of people in organizations use analytics today? This is quite a low amount and frankly, a bit scary that 90% of people are using gut feel—or experience at best—to make decisions. With mobile business intelligence, we have the opportunity to get instant information to many in the organization with an experience that’s right for all of them.

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GRC Tuesdays: The Risk Reporting Dilemma: Are Heat Maps Killing Risk Management?

by Bruce McCuaig, GRC Product Marketing, SAP

Risk managers love heat maps. It’s not clear that their view is widely shared, but few alternatives have been proposed. While some regulatory frameworks require external risk disclosures, few require extensive disclosure of how the risk is managed or any estimate of frequency or consequence.

Risk management standards are inconsistent. Some seem to require heat map types of reporting, others do not.

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Bringing Big Data to Life

There’s been a lot of hype and hyperbole around big data in the past few years, with many technology companies jumping on the bandwagon to reinvent themselves and generate new revenue streams.

At SAP, what makes us different is that that big data has been part of our DNA for years, before the term was even coined. Our core ERP solutions laid the foundations for the data-driven economy, enabling the industrialisation of reams and reams of data across industries for the first time.

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The Evolution of Analytics — Then and Now

By Ira Simon,vice president, Partner Marketing & Communications, SAP

Have you ever looked back at an old magazine or an old video and laughed at how much things have changed? This notion is especially true in technology, which evolves more rapidly than almost every other industry. Catch a few minutes of your favorite TV sitcom or drama from just a few years ago and you’ll see what I mean.

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