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The SAP platform and digital transformation

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As more organizations make serious efforts to digitally mature next year -- a surprising 74% are still early or just beginning to mature according to Deloitte's latest digital future's report -- one key question they're asking is what the right technology stack is to use as the basis. Given the breadth and depth required of most transformation efforts -- from the requisite technologies and operating processes to digital talent and business models -- the industry has learned that establishing an effective foundation for the digital future state is vital. In fact, I've found that transforming digitally on top of a strong set of digital fundamentals is a leading best practice that has been validated repeatedly as we look as recent examples of digital transformation, most notably at Nordstrom, General Electric, and TravelEx. So my trip to Barcelona a few weeks ago to SAP's information packed yearly TechEd event afforded me the opportunity to assess the company's latest platform evolution. My goal was to size it up with a lens towards assessing it as a digital transformation-ready platform.


AI in the enterprise - how software vendors from IBM to SAP are striving to make systems smarter

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The world's biggest tech companies are investing heavily in artificial intelligence (AI): software that can learn to think and solve problems in a human-like way. Each company takes a slightly different approach to making business processes smarter through the development and deployment of machine learning, or cognitive computing. David Schatsky, head of the trend-sensing program for the US innovation team at Deloitte said at the AI Summit in London earlier this year that the big victories in artificial intelligence over the last couple of decades have all been in games, from IBM's Deep Blue mastering chess in 1997, to Deep Mind's AlphaGo beating Lee Sedol at Go this year. Read next: 10 innovative businesses using IBM Watson: Which companies are using Watson's big data and analytics to power their business?


SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup - InformationWeek

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Expanded partnerships with big cloud providers Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) were among the announcements at Sapphire Now in Orlando, Fla. SAP said it will deliver broader support for SAP HANA on Microsoft Azure to enable big data apps to run while still being protected by enterprise-level security and compliance. SAP said that Amazon's new instances, called X1, are available for SAP S/4 HANA, SAP Business Suite on HANA, and SAP Business Warehouse on HANA. Dell and SAP are also collaborating on an IoT effort, including an IoT client for SAP HANA and transaction availability for remote suites working in connection with Dell Edge Gateways for industries such as oil and gas, and retail. Finally this week, AtScale, a company that provides a self-service BI platform that works with Hadoop data, has secured a B-round of funding that brings its total funding to date to 20 million.


SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup - InformationWeek

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Expanded partnerships with big cloud providers Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) were among the announcements at Sapphire Now in Orlando, Fla. SAP said it will deliver broader support for SAP HANA on Microsoft Azure to enable big data apps to run while still being protected by enterprise-level security and compliance. SAP said that Amazon's new instances, called X1, are available for SAP S/4 HANA, SAP Business Suite on HANA, and SAP Business Warehouse on HANA. Dell and SAP are also collaborating on an IoT effort, including an IoT client for SAP HANA and transaction availability for remote suites working in connection with Dell Edge Gateways for industries such as oil and gas, and retail. Finally this week, AtScale, a company that provides a self-service BI platform that works with Hadoop data, has secured a B-round of funding bringing its total funding to date to 20 million.


SAPPHIRE 2016: SAP feels your pain, 'storms ahead' on new apps, consumer insights

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MyPOV: The SAP ecosystem wants APIs largely to gain access to data in SAP systems and external systems in order to create new apps and services, executive board member Bernd Leukert told me during a Q&A session. The two big categories are SAP BusinessObjects Cloud (formerly SAP Cloud for Analytics) and SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise for everything BI/analytics that runs on premises. The recently acquired Roambi mobile analytics app portfolio is now SAP BusinessObjects Roambi, and it's included with BusinessObjects Cloud and offered with BusinessObjects Enterprise as a low-cost option. The SAP Digital Consumer Insight Service announced at SAPPHIRE offers the equivalent of these measures for the physical world.