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Editor’s note: As Thomas is on vacation, I’m composing this week’s wrap. With that, this missive will lack the Wailgum wit you’ve grown accustomed to. Apologies in advance, and on with the show.
SAP’s Vijay Vijayasankar makes his case for BW on HANA, lending examples on how it eases giving access to data and enables more self-service business intelligence.
If you’re a developer, don’t miss Thomas Jung’s blog on the new capabilities support pack 5 brings to HANA in the way of SAP HANA Extended Application Services. It embeds a full-featured application server, web server, and development environment within the SAP HANA appliance itself.
Deja vu all over again? Sapphire Europe has been called off again this year, in favor of hosting smaller local events. I recall this strategy being put in place a few years ago as well.
You’re all stellar employees and human beings, so I bet you don’t say any of Forbes’ “13 Things You Should Never Say at Work” at work. But it’s of course worth a read to see. I know I’m guilty of “you guys,” for one.
This week, ASUGNews covered Panorama’s annual ERP report. Read on to find out more details on why the average implementation cost dropped, but implementation time went up. We also looked at mobile BI, and specifically, SAP’s progress in this space as measured by Ovum’s Fredrik Tunvall. In turn, SAP’s Jacqueline Vanacek turned in a great blog that helps to better define the different aspects of the cloud, and how to figure out which might be right for your organization.... This week’s Monday metric gives benchmarks on the supply chain efficiencies in the chemical industry.
(Doomsday Preppers) Quote of the Week
“Will we see a successful attack on the [electricity] grid in the U.S? You can’t say what the probability is. All you can ask is whether it is physically possible. And the answer is yes. It could physically happen.”
-Richard Clarke, counter-terrorism czar in the Clinton and Bush administrations, as quoted in a WSJ.com article
Stat of the Week
70%—the percentage of executives who expect a return on their big data investments within one year. (Source: 2012 Harris Interactive pollon behalf of SAP)
Tweets of the Week
@applebyj: SAP really has to do something about SAP Service Marketplace. It’s on its last legs. Needs replatforming.
@karstenruf: True fact: 47% of the #SAP #MobileBI questions I get are covered in the documentation. Bookmark: http://bit.ly/UC1gIY Kudos doc team!