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…]

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Mobility now a ‘must’

by Paul Taylor (SAP) on 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. [click to continue…]

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Between the cloud and a hard place

by Paul Taylor (SAP) on 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 time this year. [click to continue…]

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Smartphones: the Chinese are coming

by Paul Taylor (SAP) on 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 being driven by developed markets like the US and Europe. [click to continue…]

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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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It’s Not All About The Benjamins: How Tech Innovations Support The Global Fund

October 15, 2014
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(co-written by Sarah Harvey and Alicia Lenze)
This month leaders from around the world gathered in New York City for the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Though climate change and instability in the Middle East dominated the agenda, the assembly also found time to focus on the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – [...]

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Marriage Made in the Cloud

October 14, 2014
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SAP and IBMare renewing their vows. The two IT industry leaders which have worked together for 40 years, announced a new partnership today that marries SAP’s cloud-based business software with IBM’s global IT infrastructure.
The new partnership is designed to accelerate the deployment of SAP’s HANA technology and cloud-based business apps using IBM’s global network of [...]

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Securing the Cloud Your Way

October 14, 2014
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Bill McDermott was studio guest at the CNBC’s show “Closing Bell”. The CEO of SAP discusses the company’s recent deal with Concur Technologies and the steps they are taking to protect the cloud and enterprise systems.

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