Build It and they will come?
The purists would argue that the answer is in the name. “SDN” stands for the SAP Developer Network and hence is for developers only. However (or maybe I should say unfortunately), I have never seen things as black and white (but only many shades of grey), and it seemed to me that if we were to build a “Consultant Corner” that many consultants would want to come to the corner to find interesting info pertaining to building and maintaining a successful consulting practice around SAP products and technologies.
Some would argue that there are already too many places with the same information – www.sap.com, SAP Community, the new SAP Partner Portal, www.sapfans.com, www.searchSAP.com, and Yahoo discussion forums – but that’s exactly my point – lots of separate places but not a single place for SAP consultants to call home. A kind of central community of communities that you could always go to first to check up on the latest product release information, learn about new training classes (or eClasses), exchange ideas with other consultants, and find out about trends going on at SAP that help you focus your consulting business on the most productive areas.
I guess the ‘proof will be in the pudding’ as the expression goes and we will see if by Building the Consultant Corner “They will come”.