Big data – because it “can” deliver you huge value doesn’t mean it “will”


Big data is the talk of the town in social media, and has picked up some interest amongst customers too.I had a series of big data conversations this week with customers, colleagues and friends and thought I will share some here. As always – these are just my personal ramblings, not my employer’s views. InContinue reading “Big data – because it “can” deliver you huge value doesn’t mean it “will””

IBM Watson – what better use of analytics than fighting cancer ?


From 1992 – when I joined the mechanical engineering degree class in TKM College, till today – I have been a fan of Analytics.In fact, I am pretty sure it is the engineering education that put this fascination in me. And it was my statistics professor Mr. Kalyanaraman who took it to the next level.Continue reading “IBM Watson – what better use of analytics than fighting cancer ?”

Now I believe SAP is serious about collaboration


I had an unusually busy day today, and consequently missed out “officially” congratulating my buddy  Sameer Patel and SAP when he broke the news on twitter and on his blog http://www.pretzellogic.org/blog/2012/03/13/im-joining-sap-ag/.  Of course I knew about it for a while since he and I had discussed this a few times as he was considering theContinue reading “Now I believe SAP is serious about collaboration”

SAP’s Cloud Strategy – are they good on the 5 M s?


Many years ago, I went to B school in India to get my MBA. Everything there was 5 Ps, 3 Cs and so on. I have tried to stay away from talking in those terms – but then yesterday, Jamie Oswald started a facebook discussion on the use of MBA. That brought back a lotContinue reading “SAP’s Cloud Strategy – are they good on the 5 M s?”

SAP Project Failures – it ain’t a binary issue


We all have our perspective on why SAP projects fail. Michael Krigsman, Dennis Howlett, Michael Doane , Vinnie Mirchandani et al have riffed at length on this topic. I am not sure what is left to be said, and then I saw this post today by Dennis.  Intransigent clients to blame for failed SAP projects? Continue reading “SAP Project Failures – it ain’t a binary issue”