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Optimal Solutions Leadership talks about ideal employees

Optimal Solutions Leadership talks about ideal employees

sap_hana_speed-300x225Deriving actionable insights — correlations, trends, outliers, etc. — in real time from terabytes of big data — operational, transactional, structured, unstructured — is vital to success for businesses of all sizes across all industries in today’s increasingly global, hyper-competitive, always-on, Internet-of-everything business world.

Businesses lacking the capability to effectively leverage big data are at a marked disadvantage. According to Gartner, most organizations are ill prepared to address both the technical and management challenges posed by big data, and as a direct result of this, few will be able to exploit big data for competitive advantage. Putting a finer point on this observation, Gartner predicts that through 2015, 85 percent of Fortune 500 organizations will be unable to exploit big data for competitive advantage

Given that the majority of organizations have invested significantly in core backend systems — ERP, EIM, EPM, CRM, SCM, HCM, etc. — and upstream tasks such as data capture, storage, and cleansing, it is reasonable to conclude that this big data impasse can in large part be attributed to systems integration complexity, analytics skills gap, and lack of proficiency with big data visualization tools — three fronts on which SAP has made great strides over the past few years.

See Clearly Through Big Data

See Clearly Through Big Data

sap_hana_speed-300x225Deriving actionable insights — correlations, trends, outliers, etc. — in real time from terabytes of big data — operational, transactional, structured, unstructured — is vital to success for businesses of all sizes across all industries in today’s increasingly global, hyper-competitive, always-on, Internet-of-everything business world.

Businesses lacking the capability to effectively leverage big data are at a marked disadvantage. According to Gartner, most organizations are ill prepared to address both the technical and management challenges posed by big data, and as a direct result of this, few will be able to exploit big data for competitive advantage. Putting a finer point on this observation, Gartner predicts that through 2015, 85 percent of Fortune 500 organizations will be unable to exploit big data for competitive advantage

Given that the majority of organizations have invested significantly in core backend systems — ERP, EIM, EPM, CRM, SCM, HCM, etc. — and upstream tasks such as data capture, storage, and cleansing, it is reasonable to conclude that this big data impasse can in large part be attributed to systems integration complexity, analytics skills gap, and lack of proficiency with big data visualization tools — three fronts on which SAP has made great strides over the past few years.

IT Predictions 2014 and Beyond

IT Predictions 2014 and Beyond

sap_hana_speed-300x225In today’s IT world, innovation moves at a breakneck speed. IT pros know only too well that resting on their laurels is a recipe for disaster.

More than any other large software vendor, SAP has been innovating to beat the band. And we’re not talking about minor tweaks to staid products. SAP’s ‘intellectual’ renewal, sparked by HANA but permeating every aspect of the company’s product portfolio, has been in full swing for several years now, and its pace of innovation shows no signs of slowing — from in-memory technology, to Cloud delivery to advanced analytics/BI to its tenacious grasp on a ‘mobility first’ strategy, SAP is leading the way in the rapid evolution of enterprise technology.

From the core to the edge and all points in between, SAP is driving tectonic business transformation and driving measurable and meaningful real-world results. Perhaps more than ever before, SAP consultants are challenged with keeping abreast of the very latest technological developments — and more critically, helping SAP customers understand what this tsunami in product advances means to them now and down the road. So what will be the top IT trends in 2014 and beyond?

To help SAP consultants stay on top of their game (and earning potential), we’ve pulled together a roundup of the latest pundit predictions: