Decoding the Human Proteome with SAP HANA to Better Fight Disease

by Thomas Leonhardi (SAP - Global Head of TV Media Relations on January 29, 2015

Scientists at the Technical University Munich made a major advance in basic research by building a map of the human proteome. This could help in the future to fight diseases like cancer, diabetes, dementia and others.

If you want to understand a cell’s structure you have to examine the proteins inside it. An infected cell can be differentiated from a healthy cell by the presence of proteins and their levels. Cancer is one of the diseases that arise when protein function goes awry. “By looking at these cancer cells we learn how they go wrong and by understanding which proteins are no longer functioning properly we hope to design treatments that would address those malfunctioning proteins and hopefully kill those cancer cells,” says Professor Bernhard Kuster, Chair of Proteomics and Bioanalytics at TU Munich.
In decoding the human proteome, scientists teamed up with the SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam, Germany. Latest mass-spectrometry analytics allow the scientists to identify proteins and estimate the quantity of proteins, but it also generates many terrabytes of data. To analyze the data, SAP brought into this co-innovation project its in-memory database SAP HANA. “In the past, analyzing proteomics data took many hours or days, but now with SAP HANA we can do it in seconds,” says Dr. Christian Ehrlich from the SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam.
SAP additionally worked on the visualization of the Proteomics Database in order that scientists who use the platform can navigate and browse easily through the data.
Innovative technology will drive the future of science and medicine and thereby also help for a more sustainable healthcare system for everyone.


Overcoming the Trust Deficit

by Paul Taylor (SAP) on January 6, 2015

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A wave of digitization is sweeping aside old business models, empowering citizens by increasing government transparency and enabling not-for-profits and other organizations with social agendas to make progress on some of the biggest challenges facing humankind today.

Like the agrarian and industrial revolutions that preceded it, the data-driven Network Economy has the potential to generate a new wave of innovation, global economic and employment growth, and international trade. [click to continue…]


Building the Business Network

by Paul Taylor (SAP) on December 4, 2014

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Sometimes in the heat of a mergers and acquisition moment, it is difficult to see the wood for the trees. The details obscure the bigger picture.

So it was in September when SAP announced the headline-grabbing $8.3bn acquisition of Concur, the leading cloud-based provider of travel and entertainment management software. [click to continue…]


Modi’s Attempts at Reforming the Obdurate Indian Bureaucracy

by Anirvan Ghosh (SAP) on November 20, 2014

Indian bureaucracy is infamous, to put it mildly. Ask anyone who has requested a service from the government and they will tell you how long it takes, if the request is processed at all. Local businessmen are full of stories of approvals that didn’t arrive, even after paying bribes. [click to continue…]


Mobility now a ‘must’

November 19, 2014
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Mobility is becoming ubiquitous and that has major
implications not just for device makers and mobile operators, but for the
relationship between all companies and their customers, employees and partners.

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Between the cloud and a hard place

November 7, 2014
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The cloud computing infrastructure (aka data center) business is a tough place to be these days – and it just became a whole lot tougher.
This week Google doubled down on its efforts to grab a bigger share of the cloud computing infrastructure pie by slashing its IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) pricing for the second [...]

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Smartphones: the Chinese are coming

November 3, 2014

The smartphone story is changing. Global smartphone shipments topped 300m handsets for the second consecutive quarter in the 2014 third quarter, according to market research firm IDC.
Smartphone makers shipped a total of 327.6 m handsets between July and September, representing a healthy 25 percent increase over last year’s September quarter. But growth is no longer [...]

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Not Your Parents’ Corporate News

October 28, 2014
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The revolution is underway. The days of stale, boring corporate news are over. Or so SAP hopes.
Head honcho of Global Corporate Affairs (GCA), Torie Clarke, is looking to speak to SAP’s many audiences in a new way. That’s why she signed up three top media professionals from print and TV.
The goal is simple: create disruptive [...]

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Big Data – Big Business: Industry 4.0

October 23, 2014
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“Software makes the difference” states Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board at SAP in his keynote at the “Industrie 4.0 Executive Summit” in Stuttgart, Germany.
The vision of Industry 4.0 is the intelligent factory. What does that means?
Components, raw products, machines and modules are talking to each other via the internet and the cloud. RFID [...]

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Cutting-Edge Technology – SAP and the WTA Championships on Channel NewsAsia

October 21, 2014
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Big data analysis is changing the game in the world of sports. That is why SAP is partnering with the Women’s Tennis Association WTA to transform tennis. SAP’s technology powered by HANA offers players and coaches the tools to analyze performance and optimize strategy in real-time. Players are not only able to improve their game [...]

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