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SAP Mobile Business Intelligence

I have now spent quite a bit of time in the mobile arena and have become quite comfortable with the SAP Mobile Business Intelligence app. To see a how-to on setting up your mobile environment, please see part 1 of this blog Setting Up SAP Mobi. The features and functionality ...

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Setting Up SAP Mobi

How to Set up SAP Mobi in order to access CMS Content on your Mobile Devices (Both iPad and Android Device) in order to view and interact with Webi and Crystal documents

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Volleyball and Math

Last night as my wife and I watched the Olympics we were treated to the 4th set of a best of 5 men’s volleyball series between Brazil and the United States. While the game was good (US won by the way), I was particularly struck by a series of events ...

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Beware of the SPOF

At a recent regional BusinessObjects user group meeting, an attendee from a large healthcare organization was telling me about his background in supporting the system administration of BusinessObjects and how he had become a “SPOF”. Never having heard this term before I asked him what it meant and he explained ...

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Wired for Inspired BI 2.0

Whatever happened to the good old days when real customers would present their real world experiences at conferences?  We actually got to hear the negative things as well as the positive and there was lots of time for interaction and questions. Well, the marketing groups of the big software and ...

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The HANA Show – Sapphire 2012

This is the third time I have attended the annual SAP and Americas SAP User Group extravaganza known as Sapphire. The size and scale of the event is such that it is only possible to experience a slice of everything going on and it is very easy to get lost. ...

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Camels in Oman

The drive from Dubai to the Omani coast takes you through deserts with sand dunes and mountains along roads with warning signs to watch out for camels. Sure enough, I did see camels just wandering around in the desert. When I arrived at the client I was visiting that day ...

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Lessons in Building in Dubai

While lining up in the passport control hall in Dubai for a couple of hours, I had time to watch the moving advertisements many times over. My impression was that this booming metropolis of the Middle East is like New York and Orlando meshed together with its combination of business ...

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BI Visionary Santiago Becerra to Deliver Keynote at IBIS 2012

There have been two majorly inspiring and revolutionary solutions in the world of Business Intelligence in the last decade and one person, Santiago Becerra, has been behind both of them. The first was Xcelsius, the data visualization dashboard tool that rocketed first Business Objects and then SAP to the forefront of business intelligence dashboard solutions.

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The Secret to BI Sustainability – Reuse

I was recently in San Francisco over a weekend and got to be a tourist for a day. I was fascinated by the remarkable collection of old trams and streetcars that I both rode and saw throughout the city. They were original restored trams from different cities like New York, ...

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March Madness

It’s that wonderful time of the year again for a great huge decrease in productivity across your company. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. the US economy suffers a loss of $1.8 billion (yes, that’s $1,800,000,000.00) during this season due to employee distraction, poor time management and general distraction. ...

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BusinessObjects E-Learning Deal of the Century

We all love a good deal whether it’s a “buy one, get one free” pizza or free wiper blades with your oil change. However when it comes to SAP BusinessObjects training, the deals traditionally tend to be somewhat fewer and more conservative. In a survey that InfoSol conducted last year ...

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