Welcome back to a TWIS edition from Boston (hence the picture below). I’m currently here for the combined SAP Run Better Tour and SAP Influencer Event with Vishal Sikka.
Let’s have a look at last weeks news selection.
- Vijay Vijayasankar combines Watson and HANA and sees new possibilities. I agree with Vijay, a combination would open up new, so far unthinkable applications. For more (Jeopardy action!) on Watson see here.
- Thorsten Franz took River through its paces and reports back.
- Joshua Greenbaum was impressed how a new SAP involved punters at a recent launch event for Sales On-Demand. Vinnie Mirchandani agrees, to a point.
- Dennis Howlett and Skyytek’s Ray Tetlow on “Could you implement ByDesign?”. Very impressive to hear that their consultants work on 25 projects (!) simultaneously.
- here’s the cracker of the week (and if you’re only reading one article this week make it THIS one). Jon Reed, Vijay and Leo de Araujo talk “Road Ahead for SAP Consultants 2011 – The SAP Mentor View”. Wonderful stuff, touching on BYD, HANA, BI, ABAP… you name it, it’s in it. I particularly like their “real world” view on things – what matters to customers and what will matter soon.
- Silicon.de reports on Hasso Plattner’s new book on In-Memory. (english version here). update: book will be released in the US on March 31 (Thanks, Greg!)
Let me guide you through my personal, careful news assortment from the sunny side of SAP Land (besides, is there any other…?). Short and sharp version this week. Busy days…
Let’s start with this week’s classic Dilbert, which made me chuckle.
Tweeting Me, Tweeting You
Welcome back to yet another weekly summary of all those things that happened “over the SAP hills and far away”.
I’m a Twitter, not a quitter.
Welcome to a TWIS Valentines edition. This week’s highlight was probably the SAP Innovation Center announcement, but let’s look at all of my pickings:
- SAP to built Innovation Center in Potsdam (or a “Silicon Sanssousci”, linked to the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, which is also in Potsdam). I think SAP really needs more superlatives for ambitions such as this. As Sanssouci served Frederick as a place to relax from all the pomp and circumstance, I assume the Innovation Center is going to do nothing less.
- great post by James Governor of Redmonk on Couscous, Trifles, Software and Choice.
- Jon Reed grabbed ASUGNews.com’s co-CEO Duo Courtney Bjorlin and Thomas Wailgum for a podcast interview. The only question is: who is Jim and who is Bill?
- Thorsten Franz and his thoughts on WebDynpro ABAP’s old and wrinkly brother, ABAP Dynpro. I agree with Thorsten that we should have more direction (and innovation?) from SAP on this UI technology. It’s old, yes, but still the one that is most used.
- Xcode, SOAP and iPhone – Gerwin de Groot shows us how it’s done.
- German, Austrian and Swiss SAP Customers ignore Cloud and Mobile, a confidence gain for SAP products and talk of “de-emotionalised support issues” at Silicon.de (english version).
- and finally my own favourite of the week comes from SAP’s Juergen Schmerder, who does a very good job at cleansing a muddy “River” that has been flowing recently.
You tweetin’ at me?
Welcome to my personal, weekly SAP news summary.
Move over and let the Twitterverse have a go:
Back in the “Monday TWIS Saddle” again, here’s my purely personal and selfish look back on the last week in SAP Land:
It’s a long way to Twitterary (OK, I’ll take my hat…)