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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
April 27, 2016

Published in conjunction with the Independent SAP Technical User Group (formerly the International Sybase User Group), this monthly publication contains news, market research, insight for the SAP user community, as well as ISUG-TECH news and information.

News Flashes

BackOffice Associates, a provider of information governance and data modernization solutions, is acquiring CompriseIT, a U.K. consulting firm specializing in helping enterprises adopt SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA). BackOffice Associates' acquisition of CompriseIT is the latest initiative in move to strengthen its expertise in helping customers as they embark on their journey to implement SAP S/4HANA.

IBM and SAP SE are partnering to accelerate plans across both companies to modernize clients' analytical systems and processes for big data. The companies plan to co-innovate solutions that increase customer value through cognitive extensions, all enabled with SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA) software, available on-premise and in the cloud.

Cisco is launching an appliance that includes the MapR Converged Data Platform for SAP HANA, making it easier and faster for users to take advantage of big data. The UCS Integrated Infrastructure for SAP HANA is made easy to deploy, speeds time to market, and will reduce operational expenses along with providing users with the flexibility to choose a scale-up (on-premises) or scale-out (cloud) storage strategy.

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM) solutions, is releasing an enhanced version of its namesake platform, addressing key areas of the user experience, machine-to-machine integration, automation, and more.

SAP SE is releasing an on-premise edition of SAP Preferred Care for SAP Enterprise Support, providing users who are transitioning to digital business models with the tools they need to get to the next level. The offering includes advanced service-level agreements, additional services, and a dedicated SAP contact person.

Think About It

A new survey from Ponemon Institute put the average cost of an unplanned data center outage at $7,900 a minute, a 41% increase from 2010, when the cost per minute at $5,600. Typically, reported incidents lasted 86 minutes, totaling an average of $690,200 of costs. It took 119 minutes to bring the data centers back up.

ISUG-Tech News and Information

SAP and ISUG-TECH have teamed up and we're hitting the road this spring to meet you in person and share the latest innovations and insights on SAP ASE. We'll share how SAP ASE is meeting the transaction-processing demands for performance, reliability, and efficiency with its latest release. Connect, socialize and share ideas with your colleagues.