I did my Masters degree in Management Sciences back in 2009 at Tel Aviv University.

My research there evolved around a topic that excited me back then and still is – finding the network value of items.

When you think about it, it’s quite obvious: calculating the value of an item by multiplying the quantity sold by the revenue for that item is plain wrong: when I go to the convenient store I actually come for the gas for my car- so the coffee I buy “owe” part of it’s revenue to the gas. Same goes for the pasta and tomato sauce – each one owe a part to the other. The solution is to think of items as a network and find a way to re-distribute the revenues across the network, and then look at what are the real leading products.

A few days ago I had a netmeeting with Christina Obry from the Lumira cloud team regarding possible integration scenarios between Lumira Cloud and HANA Cloud Portal, and I found myself thinking – what if I had these tools back in 2009?

Very quickly I found my self thinking: I would create a site to expose the research and to collaborate with other researchers.

Today I had a few minutes to start drafting this scenario. Here is what I did so far:

1. I logged into my lumira cloud account via http://cloud.saplumira.com

2. I created a new dataset, based on the CSV that contained my research data:

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3. I did some exploration. I will not bother you here with the details of this as this would require to actually read my paper and that’s TMI 🙂

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4. I went back to the Lumira home page and clicked on the info option:

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5. I copied the open doc link:

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6. I went to my Cloud Portal trial account via http://hana.ondemand.com

7. I created a new site and started editing it

8. I added a new URL widget

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9. and paste the URL retrieved from Lumira – Et Voila:

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10. Now to add the paper itself – add a doc widget :

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11. select the doc from my PC (or from the Doc repository that is connected via CMIS to my doc repo):

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12. a few site settings like simple URL, name, public setting…

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13. Publish… Yes, I’m sure…

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14. And we’re done!

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Important: Note that this works for me as I’m ‘invited to’ (or actually the owner of)  the Lumira exploration view. When sharing my site I should invite others to both my site and the lumira view (or as I did set the site to public and then I should only invite them to the lumira view).

Now, everyone can access my site and do their own analysis on my dataset while reading my paper side by side. sweet!

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Next steps that I didn’t have time to get to today, but are simple to accomplish:

a. add a Jam widget to enable a collaboration and discussion among my peers

b. set the theme and background of my faculty. If my university provided these tools for me as a student than most likely I’ll already get this out of the box.

Cheers!

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