[email protected] @finnern @aiazkazi @njasta @moyalynne at SITsv at HanaHaus in Palo Alto. I will be speaking on SAP HANA Cloud Platform. The event is free. Register here. More info and agenda on SCN.
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Having been in SAP for some years I get asked this question how to get into SAP as a career. I was writing this to a close friend of mine and thought of putting it on the blog. This advice is a rather first step to decide which stream to join in SAP – Technology Consulting – understanding the architecture of various SAP solutions and advising the IT department of clients on what is best for them and then helping them implement it.
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Last night I landed back in San Jose on US Airways 162 which should have been dubbed rather TechED flight. I am sure more than 50% folks were returning from Mandalay Bay. It was easily the biggest TechED so far with 6000 folks from all over the US, quite a few from outside US too. Attending the sessions you like and managing the schedule can be a lot of work – see right.
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Enterprise software has been of great interest to me since the college days. Sadgopan who heads eBusiness and Consulting for Satyam has written an excellent article on evolution of enterprise software and the direction it is going to take in future. He is musing With globalization and a flat world increasingly beginning to force enterprises to become more competitive the business climate began to slowly change – the new rule of the game demanded agility as the key driver for success in general – the game changed and began to favor the fast moving against the slower one and big size did not necessarily confer advantages on business entities by default.
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Read over at Silicon Beat about the new Big Picture feature of New.com. It tells you about the related stories, companies and concepts related to the present story. Immediately went and checked this story. See what the big picture is. Isn’t it interesting how SAP has Micorsoft, Oracle in its vicinity.
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A nice hotel is a must for any business traveller. A good night at a decent hotel can do good for the business. As a SAP professional constantly on the road, I can associate with this. Just read over at Rajesh Jain’s Emergic about the new hotels from Tata group called indiOne. Rajesh has good things to say about this hotel. From the looks they look pretty decent. Have a dekho yourself
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In the rosy days of late nineties there were three pure portal play companies. Plumtree, Epicentric and Toptier. Then sometime in late 2000 SAP decided to complement there technology platform with a portal offering. They acquired Toptier for whopping $400 millions and married it with their existing portal product called workplace. This was a great buy for SAP as the acquired product has now morphed in the very mature people layer of SAP’s Netweaver platform.
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Pankaj Kumar

A Product Guy working in Cloud in particular SAP HANA Cloud Platform playing with Cloud Foundry + Subscription and Usage billing models

Product Management

San Francisco Bayarea