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Have We Been Properly Introduced? Dispelling Misconceptions About SAP HANA

Have We Been Properly Introduced? Dispelling Misconceptions About SAP HANA

John Appleby, Global Head of SAP Hana at Bluefin, and Christoph Roman Streubert, Senior SAP Infrastructure Architect at EMC, visited theCube during Sapphire Now 2013 to share their perspectives on SAP HANA with host John Furrier. John Furrier lead off the discussion by asking what the most common misconception they’ve seen would be, regarding HANA. Appleby stated that, though there are plenty of misconceptions, one of the biggest would be that HAHA isn’t a database, it’s just a tool to make business move faster. “People will say it’s not a database. The reality is that HANA is a complete platform of... more »
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Big Data Must Be More Consumable : Overhype Drives Workers to Take Matters Into their Own Hands

Big Data's been overhyped and is destined to become a buzz kill of a buzz word, largely because the promise of Big Data has left a huge gap between potential and actual application.  Setting out to understand this gap, Kapow Software recently commissioned IDG Research Services to identify the top Big Data pain points for the enterprise (infographic below). Some 200 executives and IT professionals participated in the research firm’s study, and the majority indicated that the amount of time and resources required to extract value from their information is the main drawback of the technology. The poll discovered that over... more »
Nokia Lumia 925 vs. the iPhone 5 + Galaxy S4

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. the iPhone 5 + Galaxy S4

Nokia just announced its flagship Windows Phone 8 handset, the Lumia 925.  Though it’s not that different from the previous Lumia 920 and 928, it should be noted that it was improved, mostly for the camera.  Not enough of a change to win you over?  The Lumia 925 has other great features that Nokia believes is capable of beating the competition. With that said, it’s time for another one of SiliconANGLE’s mobile comparison pieces.  This time, we’ll be pitting the Lumia 925 against the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5.  So it’s a Windows Phone 8 vs. Android vs.... more »
Google CEO Vows to Improve Rare Vocal Cord Paralysis, Overall "Feeling Very Lucky"

Google CEO Vows to Improve Rare Vocal Cord Paralysis, Overall "Feeling Very Lucky"

An encouragingly positive blog post from Larry Page reveals the Google CEO has vocal cord paralysis, a rare condition affecting not one, but both of his vocal cords.  Page still has his voice, and has been improving it at that.  Despite the unfortunate diagnosis of Hashimoto's thyroiditis in 2003, the regular keynote speaker is proud of the research and personal lessons that have contributed to the progress he's made so far, even sharing a light-hearted moment: "... Sergey says I’m probably a better CEO because I choose my words more carefully.  So surprisingly, overall I am feeling very lucky." Page shared... more »
It's Not Just the Squeaky Wheel that Gets Fixed in IT Anymore, says Marc Talluto

It's Not Just the Squeaky Wheel that Gets Fixed in IT Anymore, says Marc Talluto

Marc Talluto, CEO of Fruition Partners, stopped by theCUBE on day one of ServiceNow Knowledge 2013 to drop some knowledge about Fruition and how it works with ServiceNow. Hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Frick asked Talluto to detail what Fruition does and why it partnered with ServiceNow. If you can judge a company by the strength of its ecosystem of partners, then ServiceNow is one well-positioned company. Fruition Partners is one very active partner in ServiceNow’s ecosystem: a cloud service provider that works exclusively with ServiceNow as a third party vendor. Dave Vellante eludes to three or four times in the interview... more »
Accelerate Time to Value + Increase Value for Customers : ServiceNow's Recipe for Success

Accelerate Time to Value + Increase Value for Customers : ServiceNow's Recipe for Success

James Fitzgerald, Global Vice President of Services at ServiceNow, talked service strategy, business value measurement and stimulating the growth of the company's ecosystem with theCube co-hosts Jeff Frick and Dave Vellante, live at ServiceNow Knowledge. "We break it down into two distinct areas we focus on: time to value and amount of value," Fitzgerald said, explaining the company's approach to services. Customers buying a ServiceNow product or solution get value faster than they would with other solutions. "We push our custoemers to think of 90 day cycles" and what they can implement in such a time frame.  Acceleration aroundtime to value... more »
Big Data meets Customer Service + Sales : [24]7 acquires Shopalize

Big Data meets Customer Service + Sales : [24]7 acquires Shopalize

[24]7 announced they acquired Shopalize, a neighboring company that is involved in the world of social commerce.  Combined the company is integrating the features into its customer experience systems that rely on Big Data and are designed to improve and accelerate customer interactions at every possible level.  With Shopalize under its wings, the platform can be expected to integrate powerful social and referral features throughout their brand of offerings.  CEO and founder PV Kannan calls it the OmniChannel Vision, that is a multi-faceted engagement with the customer on any platform, through various channels, and through all available sales and service... more »
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How ServiceNow Landed Sequoia, Even without Momentum in SaaS Market

Customers are finding many new use cases for software, thus making the world of investments all the more fun. Douglas Leone, Partner Sequoia Capital, stopped by theCUBE at ServiceNow Knowledge 2013 day one to talk with our hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Frick. In his visit to theCUBE, Leone discusses how the IT world has changed and start-ups are faced with the decision of going public or staying private. The world has changed, which means that IT (whether ready or not) needed to take the cue and change too. Leone described the IT world as previously being defensive, to protect the enterprise.... more »
"Out of Diversity Comes Triumph" in Automation : CIOs Must Be Disruptive | #servicenow

"Out of Diversity Comes Triumph" in Automation : CIOs Must Be Disruptive | #servicenow

Chris Pope, Director of Product Management, ServiceNow, discussed the Service Automation Platform, business process automation and security for ServiceNow's cloud-based platform with theCube co-hosts Jeff Frick and Dave Vellante, live at the ServicesNow Knowledge conference. David Vellante pointed out that the real value of ServiceNow is that it allows companies to change the business process as they need to change them, while Pope commented that everything starts with a whiteboard. A company needs to determine the problem it needs to solve, draw it on a whiteboard and design a workflow that afterwards is automated by the platform. "I work with a lot... more »
Slicing Infrastructure Costs, at All Costs - #sapphirenow 2013 - Breaking Analysis

Slicing Infrastructure Costs, at All Costs - #sapphirenow 2013 - Breaking Analysis

SiliconANGLE’s premier video production, theCube, is broadcasting live at SAPphire NOW 2013 this week, and our guys are diving in, extracting the signal from the noise, to deliver the hottest topics at the event.  And right now the hot topic is on how to reduce the cost of running SAP systems. Wikibon co-founder and CTO David Floyer has been studying this trend, and he appeared on this morning’s Live NewsDesk Show with Kristin Feledy to discuss his initial findings. Floyer stated that his research is focused on how the cost of the system infrastructure can be reduced, and found that the current best... more »

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