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SAP/HANA Does Big Data | @SAPInMemory @BigDataExpo [#BigData]

SAP/HANA Does Big Data for National Security While SAP is globally renowned as a provider of enterprise management software, the name is hardly ever associated with the spooky world of intelligence. That is one reason why I jumped at the opportunity to talk with SAP executives responsible for the company's work in that clandestine marketplace. SAP National Security Services, Inc.™ (SAP NS2™) is an independent U.S. subsidiary of the company and offers a full suite of SAP enterprise applications, analytics, database, cyber security, cloud, and mobility software solutions. These o... (more)

Women Leading Us to the Cloud By @JodiKohut | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

By Jodi Kohut Government Cloud Computing Professional March is Women's History Month. As we celebrate women and their role in our history, our workplaces, and our homes, I thought it was important to bring to the forefront some of the strengths that might make them stand out as compelling agents of change in such a time as this in the IT industry. Recent research reveals that while women account for about one-half of the labor force, their numbers for employment in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields continues to lag behind men. There is much speculation as t... (more)

Be Future Ready: Selling to Millennials By @Kevin_Jackson | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

There is almost a deafening discussion going on about the self-centeredness of today's young adults. Wether you call them Generation Y, millennials or twenty-somethings, the general refrain seems to be a perception that the entire lot of them only care about themselves. Patricia Greenfield of the University of California in Los Angeles actually used the Google Ngram Viewer to study this perception. Her findings, published in Psychological Science, showed that there has indeed been a distinct rise in more individualistic words such as "choose," "get," "feel," "unique," "individua... (more)

Setting Standards for the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Setting Standards for IoT Can Capitalize on Future Growth by Melvin Greer Managing Director Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) appears to be unquestioned. Advances in wearables and sensors are strategic to tech companies, telecoms and manufacturers across multiple domains. Everyone from millennials to boomers is incorporating IoT technologies into the daily flow of life. Gartner says the IoT market will be $300 million in 2020. With all this projected growth, standards will play an increasing role in IoT adoption. A number of IoT s... (more)