IT Infrastructure and Analytics

Use new tools and technologies to generate value and create transformative customer experiences. Providing exceptional customer experiences is about more than just a shift in technology — it is about remaking your processes and ensuring greater support for your customers, suppliers, and workforce.

HANA VORA: SAP’s OLAP Tool for Big Data

To set the context, let’s examine the evolution and challenges of big data platform  Over the past few years, the interest and excitement around Big Data has been on the rise. Businesses have already begun their Big Data journey with pilots and full blown implementations. However, the fact is that the Big Data opportunities are […]

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Roadmap Dilemma in the Era of S/4HANA Analytics

Business analytics solutions struggle with defining the difference between operational analytics and strategic analytics. Based on my experience working on multiple BI projects for clients over the years, I see that the majority of reporting requirements are centered around operational reporting. Business process owner are now realizing the need for strategic analytics. Here’s a quick […]

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IBM’s Enterprise Analytics Reference Architecture

The proliferation of data generated by enterprise applications, internet of things (IoT), sensors and click streams has presented a plethora of business opportunities to get closer to the customer and gain profitable insights. Our clients & their respective IT departments face the daunting task to provide a complete end to end framework to capture, analyze […]

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Altiscale Acquisition – SAP’s Journey into the Big Data World

SAP’s recent acquisition of Altiscale will help expand their offerings in the big data world. Let’s talk about the key aspects of Altiscale business, the probable benefits and scenarios where SAP can leverage this acquisition and how it will impact customers. Altiscale is best known as a cloud provider in Hadoop as a  service (HaaS) .It […]

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BW/4 HANA – First Impressions on SAP’s Latest BW Product

Let’s discuss SAP’s BW/4 HANA, the latest offering in the HANA roadmap for our customers. Here’s my perspective on the reasons behind creating the product and impacts this solution has for you as the customer with a roadmap outline of how to eventually move to BW/4 HANA. What is BW/4 HANA? SAP BW/4 HANA is […]

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Landmark Projects Redefining IT and Business Outcomes

Technology is driving major economic shifts by transforming consumer expectations, organizational models and competition. Over half of the customer value proposition for products and services will be derived from digital in the next three years according to Senior Vice President of Gartner Research, Peter Sondergaard. It’s easy to see why IT departments are feeling pressured […]

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Moving your SAP Apps to the Cloud: Cost Drivers and Implementation Options

According to a recent SAP Insider Webcast, 40% of you have not even started to evaluate SAP HANA. The other 60% of you are in various states of evaluating, planning or implementing SAP HANA.  This article is for those of you who are seeking guidance on how to get started and what to look for […]

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Driving Digital Transformation with IBM Cloud and SAP

IBM has always been at the forefront of cloud technology as a pioneer in both hosting and virtualization, the key characteristics of cloud as we know it today. The digital transformation for cloud is now at the horizon! What is the impact of digital transformation for cloud? As part of our cloud journey, we have […]

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S4HANA 1511: Seismic Shifts in the SAP world

Curious about S4HANA? Look no further! SAP has taken a gutsy approach to modernizing the entire code base of their 30+ year old ERP. This is bringing an unprecedented wave of changes in the SAP landscape. For instance, in the last few months, Simple Logistics was split up into Simple Supply Chain, HR, etc. Then the “Simple” […]

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IBM SAP Smarter Retail Solution

IBM SAP Smarter Retail is on the rise! Over the past four decades, we have been witnessing the technology revolution era. Innovations like the internet, smart devices, Facebook and Twitter transformed the end consumers’ demands and positioned new business requirements into the retail industry, but are retailers ready to meet those requirements? The truth is […]

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SAP clients take rapid strides with IBM Cloud

In October 2014, SAP announced that it has selected IBM as a premier strategic provider of Cloud infrastructure services for its business critical applications – accelerating clients’ ability to run core business in the cloud. Just a few months after the historic announcement of a premier cloud partnership between IBM and SAP, clients started getting […]

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SAP S/4 HANA – OLTP on OLAP system – changing the backoffice

If SAP’s vision of S/4 HANA becomes real with Simple Finance and Simple Logistics being the start of the rewrite of ERP then the S/4 database will become the analytics database that runs all the backoffice transactions of your business with connections to the SaaS based systems and will make real-time business a reality. While […]

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