BI News: April Edition
Business Intelligence News
Strategies for creating an information-driven culture
Welcome to the April issue of Business Intelligence News!
When we speak to customers, they often ask, “What is coming next for BI from SAP and where are you innovating?” For us, the SAPPHIRE NOW conference, SAP’s largest, represents a great opportunity to launch new products and talk about innovation.
With the event only a month away, we want to give you a preview of the various business intelligence (BI) innovations that will be showcased. To do that, this issue includes articles on where we see BI going and the innovation we will be delivering this year as well as how partners and customers are innovating with us.
We will continue to expand on this theme next month with highlights from the conference for those who missed it as well as for those who were there but were unable to see and absorb everything. We look forward to seeing you all at SAPPHIRE NOW on May 14-16, 2013, in Orlando.
Technology has radically transformed how we interact with information. In daily personal life, most people expect to access the information they seek, on any topic, in real time, yet these same individuals struggle to access the workplace information they need with the same ease. Adam Binnie, GVP and GM for Business Intelligence Solutions at SAP, calls this the Google Gap.
Close collaboration between SAP and APOS has enabled development of innovative solutions that help customers of SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions meet unique requirements and realize the full benefits of their BI platform. Faced with rising complexity and growing demands from their user communities, APOS looked for opportunities for further innovation.
The very first printing press revolutionized information access in the 1400s. Humankind has been innovating ever since. Global landscape and markets have been changing rapidly as well. Business intelligence plays a key role in any organization equipping itself to meet these ever changing demands. How can you revolutionize the decision making in your organization with BI?
It’s no big secret that cloud analytics hasn’t taken off as some predicted. Those of us building cloud analytics solutions have heard all the excuses, ranging from data security to bandwidth to proximity to on-premise data sources. So, where is the fire?
Wondering what the key developer priorities are in the next wave of SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions? We’re focusing on SAP Visual Intelligence, SAP BusinessObjects Mobile app, universes, and common visualization object model (CVOM) visualizations.
A group of Stanford researchers have recently achieved a supercomputing milestone: 1,572,864 computer cores (processors) and 1.6 petabytes of memory. But what does this mean for the business world?
Before, there was a “single version of the truth,” but success leads to new challenges. We are now seeing a new shift in user expectations and Big Data that has put renewed pressure on the information supply chain.
Find out what you missed if you weren’t at the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit in Texas March 18–20, 2013. At the SAP customer session, FedEx shared how it implemented a new BI solution in only 6 months.
This tutorial shows you how the different products in the BI suite connect to data sources and to each other.
May 9, 2013: North America #VisiChat – Live Tweet Chat on Data Visualization – Twitter