SAP TechEd: the diginomica view of the SAP cloud

    By: Mr. Adrian Bridgwater on Oct 27, 2013

    ISUG-TECH online news this morning turns to thoughts as laid down and prescribed by esteemed analyst, video content producer, ERP consultant and SAP Mentor in his own right Jon Reed.

    jon-headshot-150x150.jpgReed details his experience on the SAP TechEd show floor and says that he found SAP’s cloud platform message to be "fairly well received and surprisingly well understood" but (it's big but indeed) he also specifies that this doesn’t mean the message spoke directly to the immediate concerns of customers and partners.

    "Several coffees and club sodas down the road (actually many coffees), another story emerged – the topics either not covered in Vishal Sikka’s keynote or in the newsy announcements (SAS, Cloud Foundry, etc). On the third day, we pulled Aiaz Kazi into the JD-OD studio for two videos that captured some of these points."

    The link below will provide you with the full video material needed to absorb this story in full.

    "I find SAP’s ‘open platform’ ambitions and industry-focused HANA use cases to be much more persuasive than the hyped up, ‘HANA-is-fast/we are the cloud company’ proclamations I heard at Sapphire and the partner summit in Miami. SAP TechEd Amsterdam is up shortly, and in six weeks, Bangalore, where more noteable announcements should come out. Let’s see how this unfolds," added Reed.

    Stories worth noting according to Reed are:

    • Try before you buy (BW on HANA Amazon trial as exhibit A)
    • HANA marketplace revamp
    • Pending changes in cloud platform/HANA pricing
    • Palo Alto ‘SAP TechEd meetup’ points to shift in SAP’s event strategy

    Taken together, the stories lead to a struggle towards a radical openness Reed will get to if you want to read the full post with rich video links here.

    Released: October 27, 2013, 6:50 am | Updated: March 22, 2014, 1:28 pm
    Keywords: Cloud Computing News | SAP News | SAP TechEd 2013




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