Tag Archives: sap

We love SAP (data) !

Wednesday April 19th, 2017

We love SAP! Who wouldn’t, and who can argue with this sentiment given their success in utilities and many other industries. For all the bad press they occasionally get about failed projects they were central to such as the well-publicised situation at RWE Npower[1], many utilities operations run relatively smoothly with SAP at their core.… Read More »

Recycled Spin and SAP HANA – Part 3

Thursday May 10th, 2012

This is the third instalment of a post examining the rather gushing and uncritical – not to mention re-cycled – coverage of the SAP HANA “in-memory” database technology in Scott M Fulton’s recent article entitled: “SAP’s HANA: Accelerating Your Apps by 6 Orders of Magnitude“. In the first and second instalments I reviewed some of… Read More »

Recycled Spin and SAP HANA – Part 2

Wednesday May 9th, 2012

This is the second instalment of a post examining the rather gushing and uncritical – not to mention re-cycled – coverage of the SAP HANA “in-memory” database technology in Scott M Fulton’s recent article entitled: “SAP’s HANA: Accelerating Your Apps by 6 Orders of Magnitude“. In the first installment I reviewed some of the challenges… Read More »

Recycled Spin and SAP HANA – Part 1

Tuesday May 8th, 2012

No one can accuse Scott M Fulton, author of a recent article entitled “SAP’s HANA: Accelerating Your Apps by 6 Orders of Magnitude” of not having a sense of humour; his own profile states that “many of the world’s recycled goods and paper products, from packing containers to park benches, are made from Scott’s manuscripts… Read More »

The evolving nature of IT partnerships

Wednesday September 9th, 2009

I have recently re-joined the corporate world, after taking a few years to pursue a sea change, which is a whole other story. But in rejoining the IT world, I notice how far the partnering models have come. Partnerships in our industry have traditionally been opportunistic. Company A has a gap in their product offering… Read More »

The Devil (and diamonds) are in the detail – Make sure you use it

Wednesday August 19th, 2009

Did you hear the one about the house that jumped from $109k to $400m in just 2 years? Not in today’s property market surely? It wasn’t that long ago though!   I was recently providing an update on the SAP Teradata partnership and the Teradata Product Family to Deloitte. I discussed the value that SAP… Read More »

BI Technology as an enabler for Post-Crisis Economy

Monday August 17th, 2009

Having just returned from two excellent forums, the SAP Australia User Group (SAUG) Summit in Sydney and the SAP World Tour 2009 in Melbourne, I was inspired to hear SAP BusinessObjects’ strategy to assist customers reap high rewards in the global economic recovery. I was particularly elated to hear SAP promote Teradata Enterprise Data Warehouse… Read More »

Active Data Warehousing for SAP BW – what does it mean?

Monday August 3rd, 2009

Have you heard end-users ask the perennial questions – Why should I use SAP BW reports with last-night’s data when I can get real-time information from SAP? Why should I use SAP BW when the information in it is too summarised? These are legitimate questions! It becomes difficult to justify the large costs of data… Read More »

Managing Master Data across SAP BW and non-SAP EDW Environments

Thursday July 16th, 2009

One of the most difficult challenges in operational and data warehousing environments is the management of master data (or reference data) across multiple systems. One of the key benefits of Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW) is the ability to “conform” data across multiple source systems to provide one view of disparate data. Two key factors in… Read More »