Wolfram|Alpha has now been launched, and inevitably suffers from the same problems that have plagued every attempt to provide answers to human questions using technology since the dawn of computers: semantics, and specifically meaning and syntax. Solving these problems in organizations will remain a challenge for years to come, but the rewards can be considerable for organizations that manage it.
Today at the SAPPHIRE user conference in Orlando, SAP announced it would “revolutionize BI with a new solution that delivers insight at the speed of thought”. The new package is called SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Accelerated, and it combines the search and visualization capabilities of SAP BusinessObjects Polestar (now renamed SAP BusinessObjects Explorer) with SAP Business Warehouse Accelerator (BWA).
It’s SAPPHIRE 09 in Orlando next week — here are some links to connect you to SAP BusinessObjects resources at and around the show.