The SAP BusinessObjects decision-focused collaboration project, 12Sprints.com, is now in “open beta”, so that anybody can sign up. This post gives an introduction to what you can do with the technology, and points you to some useful links.
The SAP Influencer Summit featured a video talking about the benefits of real-time, in-memory analytics, and Sentiment analysis of Twitter
The iPhone version of SAP BusinessObjects Explorer from the SAP BusinessObjects Innovation Center was released today on the Apple iStore, available as a free download. Description, screen shots, and demonstration video
SAP’s first ever iPhone application is now available on Apple’s iTunes applications store. It’s BNE traffic, an innovative application from SAP Research in Brisbane, Australia that carries out analysis of Tweets using BusinessObjects Text Analysis.
Now it’s even easier than ever to upload and analyze your Excel spreadsheets online, in the cloud, using SAP BusinessObjects Explorer in the cloud. Read about the new features of the prototype!
Ajay Ohri of DecisionStats.com has a selection of great interviews with people in the BI/analytics space. Here’s an interview he did with me last week covering trends in predictive analytics, cloud computing, social network analysis, etc.
Various commentators have been saying that IBM’s acqusition is a”seminal” moment for the company and the industry. I’m personally a little more skeptical — here’s why.
Dutch startup Layar is showing a glimpse of the future of mobile BI with augmented reality information browsing.
SAP’s co-founder believes that “disk has become yesterday’s tape” and that the era of relational databases is over, to be replaced by column storage for both data warehousing AND enterprise applications.