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Hitachi Expert Insight
A Converged Platform Provides the Foundation for Social Innovation and the Internet of Things

Hu Yoshida, Vice President and CTO, Hitachi Data Systems, discusses some of the key trends – such as Internet of Things (IoT) that are influencing how organizations are rethinking how they architect their storage systems. In this detailed Q&A, Yoshida touches on the ramifications of social ... MORE »

LACCD Profile
An "A" for Education: Educator Passes Security Test

Learn how Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) stabilized its SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) environment utilizing governance, risk, and compliance solutions from SAP partner Security Weaver to gain change management oversight, improve both access control and audit traceability, and significantly reduce manual ... MORE »

NHL Profile
NHL Fans Cheer for New Statistical Platform Powered by SAP HANA

Grab a seat along the boards and read how the National Hockey League (NHL) supercharged its statistics portal with SAP HANA to put fans in the driver’s seat for creating a personalized and customizable real-time statistical experience. At, now powered by SAP HANA, fans have ... MORE »

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Latest Industry Experts Insights

Transforming Data into Actionable Business Information

By Jacques Adriaansen, Every Angle

Jacques Adriaansen of Every Angle examines why self-service business intelligence (BI) is fast becoming so important for business users in modern organizations who need to make rapid, strategic decisions that can make or break a business. Learn how Every Angle helps businesses arrive at analysis of SAP data without the intervention of IT.


Become a Leader in the Consulting Business and Drive Your Clients to Success

By Winni Hesel

Winni Hesel, Enowa partner, sheds light on his background and provides advice for how to launch a successful career as an SAP consultant in this Q&A. Hesel, with more than 20 years as an SAP consultant, discusses how he developed an expertise in SAP Solution Manager and offers some tricks of the trade, including how to stay in front of the latest SAP technologies.


SAP S/4HANA and the End of the Database

By Joshua Greenbaum

Analyst Joshua Greenbaum examines the implications behind SAP’s launch of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), in particular the ramifications for basing this next-generation suite on a single database – SAP HANA – rather than the open database model used for SAP R/3.