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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor June 20, 2011
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Are you thinking about creating a business continuity plan (BCP) to be prepared when disaster strikes? We spoke with Michael Wallace and Lawrence Webber, authors of The Disaster Recovery Handbook, to find out what you need to know about BCP.


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Social media is becoming an invaluable tool for businesses to spread information, interact with customers, and collect public sentiment. If your company wants to create or improve its social media presence, read on to learn what tools to use and get tips for creating your initiative.


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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor May 23, 2011
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With the new SAP Solution Manager 7.1 release, the platform for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), SAP has extended support to third-party tools, integrated the solution with partner products, and improved the ease of use to reach a wider audience. SAP has enhanced SAP Solution Manager, particularly in the areas around user acceptance, protection of customers’ investment, and permanent and proactive monitoring.


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During implementation projects, change management can be forgotten amid more tangible technology-related project areas. If your employees aren’t adequately prepared for change and assisted with the transition into new processes or work functions, however, the project’s return on investment (ROI) and overall success may suffer. We talked to SAP’s Kerry Brown about the importance of change management and best practices for building a change management initiative.


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SAP BusinessObjects 4.0, which was released earlier this year, offers a slew of new features and functionality. We break down the pieces of the new release and talk to experts in the field to gauge how customer response has been.

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Social networking tools are becoming a great force to improve communication and increase efficiency in companies. Find out how they can help and learn about the functionalities some popular services offer.


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Johns Hopkins University and Heath System runs a complex SAP environment that includes financial, supply chain, and HR solutions and more than 10,000 users. Learn how the training demand for those users led Johns Hopkins to move from its original demo-only class structure to build a standalone training client in which students can get hands-on experience in the SAP system.

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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor February 17, 2011
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Samsung Mobile BI Dashboard, a new solution created out of a partnership between SAP and Samsung, is now available in the US, Europe, and Asia. The dashboard provides users access to their SAP systems’ BI data including revenue, customer, and inventory information. Android hardware supports the solution, which uses SAP BusinessObjects software and is in accordance with SAP development guidelines.


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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor February 8, 2011
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With the recent rise in enterprise support fees, SAP systems need to be meticulously managed to achieve the lowest TCO possible and gain the most value from your investment. Learn how the Run SAP methodology can assist you in accomplishing that goal by guiding you through the solution operation components of your SAP implementations with leading practices and SAP standards.


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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor January 13, 2011
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Is the real meaning and importance behind governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) a vague notion in your company? We talked to SAP’s own Norman Marks to get his views on the subject and hear his definition of GRC.


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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor January 7, 2011
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System testing can be a significant resource drain. SAP’s answer to this issue is SAP Test Automation and Optimization (SAP TAO), an automated testing tool aimed at replacing manual and time-consuming testing processes.


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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor December 6, 2010
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Every IT manager is under pressure to deliver within ever-tightening budgets. But how? Cindy Rasey, a practice manager at Symmetry Corporation, follows a five-step plan that can help you lower your IT organization’s operational costs.

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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor October 22, 2010
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Your systems integrator (SI) is your key partner in your mission to build and maintain a successful SAP implementation. Learn how to cultivate and manage this relationship carefully in order to get the most out of your investment by following Greg Brown’s  five best practices for building a successful relationship with your SI.

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Lisette Bellissimo answers questions about SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0 certification and her new book, SAP Certified Application Associate - Business Intelligence with SAP NetWeaver 7.0, published by SAP PRESS.

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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor September 9, 2010
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To get the most value for their investment, many companies create a center of excellence (COE) to oversee SAP projects and ensure their lasting success. David Jantzen and Dan Haynes of Deloitte discuss how to build a COE that can support your SAP project long after go-live.

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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor September 1, 2010
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Yosh Eisbart, a founding principal at NIMBL, a nationally recognized SAP consulting firm, is the author of Outsourcing SAP Operations, released by SAP PRESS. The book describes in detail the considerations surrounding outsourcing, including if outsourcing is right for your company, what processes within your company should be outsourced, what benefits outsourcing could bring you, and most importantly, how you should go about outsourcing your operations. We asked Eisbart some questions to help you decide if outsourcing is the right choice for your company.

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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor August 30, 2010
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In their first time speaking to the press since SAP acquired Sybase, the companies addressed their mobile strategy going forward and major goals for the coming months.


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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor July 23, 2010
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Boosting end user performance is key to getting the most out of your SAP system. To ensure your employees are performing at their peak, you need a comprehensive learning sustainment strategy that addresses your current needs and is flexible enough to adapt to future changes. Joel Spenner of RWD Technologies shares ideas for analyzing your end user performance and building a lasting strategy to help them improve.

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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor June 3, 2010
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The Quality Management (QM) module from SAP offers a wide range of functionality to help manage your quality initiatives. However, it is often implemented improperly — causing severe pain down the road. Enowa consultant Doug TenBrock says the key to getting your QM implementation right is to conduct an intensive one-day roadmap session.

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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor June 2, 2010
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Formalizing your testing strategy will go a long way toward ensuring that issues and enhancements are dealt with quickly and at minimal cost. Nathan Sharp of Siemens shares 10 key elements of a successful testing strategy.

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