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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
June 22, 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

SAP is streamlining its analytics portfolio, introducing features and capabilities to simplify the analytics process, strengthen the brand, and give users greater access to the cloud. The updated offerings include SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, formerly known as SAP Cloud for Analytics, and SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. Moving forward, all analytics solutions from SAP will be under the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio umbrella.

Emphasizing the importance of the SMB market to SAP SE, the company is appointing Barry Padgett as SAP's new president of the SAP Business One, SAP Anywhere, and SAP Business ByDesign teams, effective July 1, 2016. "This newly created position highlights the importance of small and midsize businesses to SAP," said Steve Singh, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE.

TriCore Solutions is now an SAP-certified provider of SAP HANA Operations Services, allowing the company to deliver IT operations services for users running on SAP HANA. The certification is designed specifically for companies operating SAP HANA and applications running on SAP HANA on behalf of customers.

SAP and Yandex Data Factory are forming a partnership to develop cloud-based predictive analytics services for the retail, e-commerce, banking, and telecommunications sectors. The new services are based on Yandex Data Factory's solutions and will be deployed on the cloud platform SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

Think About It

For those who haven't encountered the term, the "trough of disillusionment" is a standard phase within the Gartner hype cycle. New technologies are expected to pass from a "peak of inflated expectations" through the trough of disillusionment before eventually reaching the "plateau of productivity." Most new technologies are expected to go through this trough, so it's hardly surprising to find big data entering this phase.

ISUG-Tech News and Information

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