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As we head into TechEd 2010, I can’t help but reflect on what has happened since the last one.  What an amazing transformation in SAP and in the technology world!  The innovations that have taken shape in cloud computing, mobility and in-memory computing have literally catapulted us to a whole new era.

In-memory computing has taken off.  SAP has been working on this topic for years, for example with products like SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer and SAP BW Accelerator and the TREX search engine. This past year, we brought the relevant teams together to work on taking this to the next level. We are doing exactly that with HANA, an appliance powered by in-memory computing, which we announced at SAPPHIRE NOW 2010.  We are already working with customers on how to take advantage of the significant opportunities that arise when you can analyze massive amounts of data in the blink of an eye.  

Mobile in the enterprise has clearly also taken off.  The number of new devices introduced in the last year is astonishing: Apple introduced iPad; this week RIM introduced Playbook, and Android tablets are popping up everywhere.  Supporting mobile devices of all types has become a main priority for CIOs and an imperative for users in an enterprise who are becoming more and more mobile.  SAP has also increased its focus on mobility, both in our own core solutions and also through the acquisition of Sybase.

I have already blogged about SAP Carbon Impact OnDemand, which offers the business benefits of energy management with the simplicity that only cloud based applications can bring: ease of consumption, enterprise-wide scale and elastic operations.

In the last year, the possibilities have finally come together for businesses to run better and to run in real-time.  The reality of real-time is finally here, and the possibilities are endless.

What does this all mean for TechEd?  More details to come!

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  1. Marilyn Pratt
    As many of our community members come together the weekend before TechEd Berlin and Las Vegas for Innovation Weekend I’m looking forward to everyone having the opportunity to get their hands on some of the very technologies I imagine you’ll be detailing for us.
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  2. Marilyn Pratt
    As many of our community members come together the weekend before TechEd Berlin and Las Vegas for Innovation Weekend I’m looking forward to everyone having the opportunity to get their hands on some of the very technologies I imagine you’ll be detailing for us.
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  3. Marilyn Pratt
    As many of our community members come together the weekend before TechEd Berlin and Las Vegas for Innovation Weekend I’m looking forward to everyone having the opportunity to get their hands on some of the very technologies I imagine you’ll be detailing for us.
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  4. Witalij Rudnicki
    Yeah, it was a busy year (counted TechEd to TechEd) for me: lots of amazing but as well bad things had happened. Sometimes I have a feeling those events would be enough for 5-6 years of a single human.
    But going back to technology, what might be the _past_ year for SAP (HANA, Mobility, BO 4.0, NW 7.3 etc) will be the _coming_ year for us – customers and partners – as we will start implementing all these technologies blending them with our application creativity.
    It will be my 4th TechEd in a row, and I expect this one to be the most intersting and overwhelming!
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  5. Witalij Rudnicki
    Yeah, it was a busy year (counted TechEd to TechEd) for me: lots of amazing but as well bad things had happened. Sometimes I have a feeling those events would be enough for 5-6 years of a single human.
    But going back to technology, what might be the _past_ year for SAP (HANA, Mobility, BO 4.0, NW 7.3 etc) will be the _coming_ year for us – customers and partners – as we will start implementing all these technologies blending them with our application creativity.
    It will be my 4th TechEd in a row, and I expect this one to be the most intersting and overwhelming!
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  6. Witalij Rudnicki
    Yeah, it was a busy year (counted TechEd to TechEd) for me: lots of amazing but as well bad things had happened. Sometimes I have a feeling those events would be enough for 5-6 years of a single human.
    But going back to technology, what might be the _past_ year for SAP (HANA, Mobility, BO 4.0, NW 7.3 etc) will be the _coming_ year for us – customers and partners – as we will start implementing all these technologies blending them with our application creativity.
    It will be my 4th TechEd in a row, and I expect this one to be the most intersting and overwhelming!
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  7. Susan Keohan
    Vishal,
    The buzz is really building around SAPTechEd (as it always does!) and I know this amazing event will bring lots of exciting news to SAP Customers and Partners everywhere.
    Viva SAPTechEd!
    Sue
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  8. Susan Keohan
    Vishal,
    The buzz is really building around SAPTechEd (as it always does!) and I know this amazing event will bring lots of exciting news to SAP Customers and Partners everywhere.
    Viva SAPTechEd!
    Sue
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  9. Susan Keohan
    Vishal,
    The buzz is really building around SAPTechEd (as it always does!) and I know this amazing event will bring lots of exciting news to SAP Customers and Partners everywhere.
    Viva SAPTechEd!
    Sue
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  10. Tim Clark
    Vishal, your comments heighten the buzz around what is shaping up to be one of the most talked-about TechEd’s in years. I’ll be on site in Vegas as part of the news team, capturing the latest and greatest news right here:

    http://sapteched.news-sap.com

    It’s going to be a great event. – Tim

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  11. Tim Clark
    Vishal, your comments heighten the buzz around what is shaping up to be one of the most talked-about TechEd’s in years. I’ll be on site in Vegas as part of the news team, capturing the latest and greatest news right here:

    http://sapteched.news-sap.com

    It’s going to be a great event. – Tim

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  12. Tim Clark
    Vishal, your comments heighten the buzz around what is shaping up to be one of the most talked-about TechEd’s in years. I’ll be on site in Vegas as part of the news team, capturing the latest and greatest news right here:

    http://sapteched.news-sap.com

    It’s going to be a great event. – Tim

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  13. Vikash Agrawal
    Hello Vishal,

    I agree, happening year bringing in too much volatility (flexibility from solution perspective) in solution space. From SAP perspective couple of highlights (as I could see..)
    1. Sorting out production support issues amicably with customers
    2. Finally BW-BO / BI solution is shaping up well and is being well communicated to market place.

    Thanks

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    1. Sushiela Naidoo
      Please advise as to why there is no TechEd in South Africa. There are lots of SAP Customers who would send delegates to this conference. For SAPHILA there are about 1200 delegates.
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  14. Vikash Agrawal
    Hello Vishal,

    I agree, happening year bringing in too much volatility (flexibility from solution perspective) in solution space. From SAP perspective couple of highlights (as I could see..)
    1. Sorting out production support issues amicably with customers
    2. Finally BW-BO / BI solution is shaping up well and is being well communicated to market place.

    Thanks

    (0) 
    1. Sushiela Naidoo
      Please advise as to why there is no TechEd in South Africa. There are lots of SAP Customers who would send delegates to this conference. For SAPHILA there are about 1200 delegates.
      (0) 
  15. Vikash Agrawal
    Hello Vishal,

    I agree, happening year bringing in too much volatility (flexibility from solution perspective) in solution space. From SAP perspective couple of highlights (as I could see..)
    1. Sorting out production support issues amicably with customers
    2. Finally BW-BO / BI solution is shaping up well and is being well communicated to market place.

    Thanks

    (0) 
    1. Sushiela Naidoo
      Please advise as to why there is no TechEd in South Africa. There are lots of SAP Customers who would send delegates to this conference. For SAPHILA there are about 1200 delegates.
      (0) 

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