SearchSAP.com’s Todd Morrison writes on SAP’s Rapid Deployment Solutions this week, arguing that speed is a double-edged sword – sure it’s a quick implementation, but the lack of that timely customization makes the strategic differentiation the software can bring questionable.
If you haven’t been following ASUG volunteer Jim Spath’s blog on SDN, we recommend you tune into the latest adventure of the “ABAP Detective.” ABAP issues can be a little, well, dry, and as one reader put it, Spath’s tales make “such a common problem and its resolution so very entertaining.”
SAP analyst Dennis Howlett takes a look at the Business ByDesign roadmap, bringing up good questions about the future of the product itself and support for the channel that’ll sell it.
Discovery Channel’s Shark Week kicked off Sunday, and SAP’s Nic Smith employed SAP Visual Intelligence software to allow users to look at injuries from sharks by region, and Explorer to create a graphic that shows where the most shark attacks occur.
Quote of the Week
"We’ll have plenty of opportunities to replace databases. It’s not going to replace the one that they’re running, one for one. It’s to enhance that one and then maybe surround and finally eliminate it."
-SAP’s John Chen, CEO of Sybase, in a BusinessWeek interview saying SAP had a realistic chance of overtaking IBM in database revenue over the next three years.
Stat of the Week
Using Sybase 365, software that allows companies to measure such things as texting traffic, SAP’s Eric Lai provides us with the top 5 most texted moments of the Olympics.
Tweets of the Week
@mikehanes “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.“Bill Gates
@timriley The moment we all stop complaining about Twitter on Twitter, then Twitter is really in trouble.
@sarahgoodall A company that fails to respond to complaints via #socialmedia may soon see 15% customer churn http://ow.ly/cWpui via #Gartner
@marilynpratt @jonerp cc @moyalynne thx for pointing out some interesting geek women http://ladycoders.com/about/ enjoyed their bios