What does it take for execution success at SAP?


There is a prevailing thought in the ecosystem that SAP scores high on the strategy and vision, and where they need to focus is on execution. This came up in numerous conversations I had with Teched attendees this week. What is not clear is how exactly SAP is going to enhance execution capabilities. About 50%Continue reading “What does it take for execution success at SAP?”

SAP Teched 2011 – Monday and Tuesday. Hana, Hana and MORE HANA


Sunday was all about innojam. Theme : gamification (is that a word???) of the enterprise. And No – it was not based on “The games people play”. There were 13 teams…well, 12 serious teams and then us – the #PUKR team. PUKR stands for Puppies, Kittens, Unicorns and Rainbows.  To follow us https://www.facebook.com/pages/PuppiesUnicornsKittensandRainbows/123156007786007 . OurContinue reading “SAP Teched 2011 – Monday and Tuesday. Hana, Hana and MORE HANA”

Innovation and the Time dimension


On labor day, I was vacationing in CO, and picked up this blog post by Vinnie Mirchandani ( @dealarchitect on twitter) to read while my family was getting ready for the day’s activities. http://dealarchitect.typepad.com/deal_architect/2011/09/ibm-we-need-more-innovators-less-integrators.html . Vinnie had earlier penned http://www.enterpriseirregulars.com/40863/we-need-more-applegoogleamazon-moments-less-ibm-moments/. I picked up a lively and healthy debate with Vinnie on twitter, and then MartijnContinue reading “Innovation and the Time dimension”

SAP HANA – we did it in 4 days, and lived to tell the tale


SAP Teched is fast approaching, and I have an ASUG session on HANA where I am presenting.  Due to a variety of reasons – I could not get my presentation and demo completed earlier. And then the idea dawned on me – why not crowd source this within the larger organization ? Having worked onContinue reading “SAP HANA – we did it in 4 days, and lived to tell the tale”

SAP HANA, Mobility and On Demand – where is the money ?


SAP had a great quarter – and deserves kudos for that.  Not a surprise either that maintenance revenue is the big contributor. Despite what analysts say about disruption and other such stuff – when you have a stable and committed install base, they are not going anywhere in a hurry. So SAP can take reasonableContinue reading “SAP HANA, Mobility and On Demand – where is the money ?”

Google Plus after a week – at best, a “may be”


I am certainly not one of the folks who jump in with both feet at every new technology that shows up on the radar. I like to stay back and watch others play with a little, read their reviews and then slowly dip my toes to see if it works for me.  I was totallyContinue reading “Google Plus after a week – at best, a “may be””

SAPPHIRENOW 2011 Report Out Day 3 – HANA, Mobility, Gateway and Sting


By the third day of SAPPHIRE, I got used to the concept of drinking from 2 firehoses pretty well. One of the reasons I chose not to blog from the show floor is that I had zero time to think through all the information that flooded in. A day and a half later, I haveContinue reading “SAPPHIRENOW 2011 Report Out Day 3 – HANA, Mobility, Gateway and Sting”

SAPPHIRENOW 2011 Report Out Day 3 – HANA, Mobility, Gateway and Sting


By the third day of SAPPHIRE, I got used to the concept of drinking from 2 firehoses pretty well. One of the reasons I chose not to blog from the show floor is that I had zero time to think through all the information that flooded in. A day and a half later, I haveContinue reading “SAPPHIRENOW 2011 Report Out Day 3 – HANA, Mobility, Gateway and Sting”