I was smitten by Linux very early in my tech life. I still remember how long it took to configure X Windows on a CEL machine in the summer of 95. SAP also has a special initiative for linux It pleased me to read about German Railways migration to linux over here. What got me more interested was this snippet The company has already shifted its vital train timetabling system from HP Non-Stop to Linux.

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SAP on Slashdot

If something makes a news on Slashdot it has to belong to the kingdom of day-to-day geeks. Typically SAP professionals start getting the news about cool technologies brewing inside the tech giant thru various niche magazines and lately SDN. I was excited to read Dagfinn Parnas‘s article SAP Virtual Machine Container (as seen on TechEd). But this article on slashdot just makes my day… Writing an article about “A Java Server That Never Goes Down” is pure hubris, but a German developer who says he’s been “eating, sleeping, and drinking Java” for 8 years doesn’t seem to care and his article brings to light the aspects of VM we rarely think of as he introduces “user isolation” and tells about some interesting work SAP in Germany is doing in that area, merging the Java and the ABAP worlds.

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A good Diwali greeting

I got a nice Diwali greeting from someone at SAP. I love it. I too have been sending HTML greetings over the years. What I liked about this one was the right header, content and footer. Pankaj

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Got the book in the mail today courtesy Jeff Nolan of SAP Ventures. Some one, I think Vivekanand, said once to the effect that if you need advice on something, see what the great men of the world did in the same situation. It would be intersting to read how Hasso made a company with “128 quarters of financial results and only 1 of them in the red“. Thanks again to Jeff for the book giveaway.

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You can use the SAP Web Application Server to develop Web applications that are based on the Internet Communication Framework and the HTTP request handler IF_HTTP_EXT_BSP. These Web applications are also known as BSP applications (Business Server Page applications). [Link]

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Empty Refrigerator

Sylvia Lehnen writes in Connecting the Dots at SDN about portal content. I really like the refrigerator analogy Market studies have shown that up to 50% of portal project fail not because of technical issues, but because the portals couldn’t attract users or get them to come back. It’s like an empty refrigerator, it doesn’t matter how great the refrigerator is when there are only a few stale items inside.

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Cnet Reports today SAP siphons Pepsi away from Oracle | CNET News.com SAP said it will be responsible for installing the full range of the flagship MySAP product line at Pepsi, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management tools. SAP said the effort is aimed at unifying all the legacy software systems used in Pepsi’s many divisions, including Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats and the Pepsi Bottling Group.

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Pankaj Kumar

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

Product Management

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