Healthcare gets the IT Treatment

February 23, 2015

Information Technology is playing an ever greater role in healthcare, from helping doctors improve outcomes by tailoring treatment to an individual patient through DNA sequencing, to developing new and more effective drugs with fewer side effects.
But there is another important, though perhaps less visible, way in which IT is being used to improve the efficiency […]

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Decoding the Human Proteome with SAP HANA to Better Fight Disease

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 […]

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Overcoming the Trust Deficit

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 […]

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Building the Business Network

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.

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Modi’s Attempts at Reforming the Obdurate Indian Bureaucracy

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.

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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 Parent’s 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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