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SAP at the BI Bake-Off: Uncovering Insights on the Leading Cause of Traffic Fatalities

Four top chefs (a.k.a. vendors) selected by Gartner faced off in an epic BI Bake-Off at the Gartner Data & Analytics Conference in Texas on March 5. The goal: to provide attendees a unique opportunity to see modern BI and analytics tools in action and educate prospective buyers and influencers on key points of differentiation.

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Calculate Your Own Analytics Return on Investment

Your company, like SAP, needs to innovate—to disrupt or be disrupted in order to succeed in today’s digital world. The engine of that innovation is analytics. It’s only with analytics driving the endless stream of data into insight that allows us to achieve data-driven decisions and execute on innovation strategies in real time. We hope you’ll join us and more than 65,000 customers in trusting the innovative power of SAP to deliver a solid return on your investment. (more…)

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On the Future of IT Management with TDWI and SAP IT Operations Analytics

Earlier this month, Fern Halper (VP and Senior Director, Advanced Analytics at TDWI) and Angela Harvey (Senior Director of Solution Management, Big Data and Analytics at SAP) delivered a webinar on the future of IT management. (Watch the replay.) Fern kicked it off by highlighting some of the challenges that IT departments are facing in the new age of Big Data, namely the increase in size, diversity, and speed of the data they need to use effectively. (more…)

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The Value of Bringing Analytics to Your Data in the Decision Economy

With the rise of a digital economy, the way organizations make decisions are dramatically changing. You may have read stats like “by 2020 the growth in cloud data traffic will increase by 3.7x.” Couple that with “we’ll be living with 21 billion connected things by 2020” and the direction of the digital playing field is clear. With “data” and “things” moving to the cloud, the time to start thinking about investing in cloud analytics has passed, and it’s now time to take action—and we’re hearing that many customers are doing just that. (more…)

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Part Four: On the Road with SAP BusinessObjects Cloud—Calculations Best Practices

My journey into cloud analytics led me to uncover the formula and calculation possibilities.  In most of the other blogs in this series, I covered calculations as part of visualizations (so called calculated measures). In this article, I’m going to touch on the formula editor as part of the SAP BusinessObjects Cloud modeler. (As usual, I’ve added a demo movie to the end of this post so you can review everything to your needs.) (more…)

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