What does Apple’s outsourcing have to do with farming and manufacturing in Kerala ?


If you chop a tree for firewood, you should plant a tree to compensate. And you should do it even if you are not into the whole green thing. Or else you will be turning in your grave constantly when your children and grand children swear ad-nauseum about the trouble you put them in .Continue reading “What does Apple’s outsourcing have to do with farming and manufacturing in Kerala ?”

SAP – ECC is catching another wind. Are we ready?


I don’t think I have seen another time after the mid to late nineties when the market was this hot for SAP.  Several companies seem to be in a hurry to do big SAP projects again . And no – they are not talking of big HANA projects, or big mobility projects or big cloudContinue reading “SAP – ECC is catching another wind. Are we ready?”

2012 looks likely to be a good year for SAP Business Analytics, as long as it works on iPad


As always, I started the year picking my customers’ brains on what they would like to see happen in 2012 in their companies.  I also checked in with a few colleagues to make sure what I am hearing is not isolated. These are all long existing SAP shops. I will restrict this post to discussionsContinue reading “2012 looks likely to be a good year for SAP Business Analytics, as long as it works on iPad”

Indian Cricket – living proof that money does not solve problems


If money solved all problems, Indian cricket team should have been unbeatable for at least the last decade.  The game is a religion in India, and brings more money to BCCI, the players, the coaches and so on. I was amazed at how many cricket academies have cropped up in India since I have livedContinue reading “Indian Cricket – living proof that money does not solve problems”

Some Reflections On Blogging


As I took  time off in December, 2011 (which probably would not have happened if I did not have an enlightening set of conversations with Dennis Howlett)  – I had an opportunity to reflect on a lot of stuff.  And one of it was on my blogging.   I am a sucker for numbers (Continue reading “Some Reflections On Blogging”

Will SAP be completely Hardware Agnostic in future? I am betting it won’t be.


Josh Greenbaum posted this blog making a case for HW independence for SAP. http://insiderprofiles.wispubs.com/article.aspx?iArticleId=6265 .  Josh needs no introduction, and I am a huge fan of the guy. But on this topic, I respectfully disagree with him.   I do agree with Josh in that the Apple analogy is not exactly applicable to keep HWContinue reading “Will SAP be completely Hardware Agnostic in future? I am betting it won’t be.”