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My 10 Ridiculous Predictions for SAP in 2012

by Scott Wallask

December 13, 2011

By Scott Wallask, SAPexperts

December is always a great time to polish the old crystal ball and peek into the New Year by making some well-thought-out predictions. I feel certain that the following 10 things will occur in 2012:

  1. SAP will truly reach “game-changing” status when it is announces that Angry Birds runs angrier on SAP. In a related development, kittens across the world will seek shelter.
  2. In a Bill Maher-esque move, Carmen Wong Ulrich and Miles O’Brien will be joined by a new co-host, SAP mentor Jamie Oswald, in the television studios at Sapphire Now. As a result, the satire dial will be turned to 11.
  3. SAP’s mobility initiative will collapse when Oracle claims in a lawsuit that Sybase allegedly pilfered all of Oracle’s mobility software secrets.
  4. Dragging itself through the ashes of the Xcelsius name, SAP will boldly rebrand Crystal Reports as SAP Bar Graphs.
  5. Meanwhile, disgruntled BusinessObjects loyalists will form the Occupy SAP movement and camp out on the lawn of the U.S. headquarters in Newtown Square, PA.
  6. In a change of pace, Justin Bieber will headline the annual Sapphire concert, resulting in a spike in guest attendance from the under-18 techie crowd.
  7. Popular new SAP industry Twitter hashtags will include #SAPBusinessObjectsAnalysisEditionforOLAP and #WhereIsLèo.
  8. SAP’s launch date for new cloud services will continually be delayed due to overcast skies.
  9. After intently researching the behavior of attendees, Jack Daniels and Bombay Sapphire will both become corporate sponsors for SAP TechEd.
  10. The race will be on to see whether Amazon’s Kindle Fire or SAP HANA is the first product to sell for just $99.

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