Archive: Internet of Things

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SAPPHIRENow 2017 - indirect access, a topic that refuses to die

Almost every conversation with SAP, its customers and partners had some tinge of indirect access. To its credit, SAP was up front about where it is at. User groups smell opportunity but each has a different approach. Customers are the ones who are left head scratching. We separate the noise from the signal on this discussion.

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Five Guys - a SAPPHIRENow assessment on day 2

Five guys get together to chew the fat about what we've seen at SAPPHIRENow 2017 so far. There has been plenty to consider and the odd surprise. Read on and watch as we assess this year's event.

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The fast, comprehensive SuiteWorld 17 recap

SuiteWorld 17 was more than a transition show for NetSuite. The company, many times lightheartedly, sought to allay customers or prospects concerns re: the future of the company, its people or its products. They did that very well.

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IoT helps pump up the gas in Australia

Like most industries, gas stations use a motley collection of old and new technologies. A new breed of technologies is coming along to help operators get a more complete data picture.

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SAP Digital Customer Insight and beyond - SAP's data as a service plans unfold

Drawing on meetings and online inquiries, Dick Hirsch dons the investigator hat again to pursue SAP's data as a service moves in Digital Customer Insight and beyond. In the process, he makes a discovery: a new internal startup called SAP Business Data Network that reveals some of SAP's data as a service intentions, and how they compare with other companies such as Uber.

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Enterprise hits and misses - IoT security gets real, AI gets vertical

In this edition: IoT security gets real - and what to do about it. Plus AI gets vertical, and practical, as several smarties shine light on what AI can actually do in 2017 (and it ain't chatbots). U.S. ISPs get a problematic win over privacy, and the Oracle-wants-Accenture rumors get a roasting. Your whiffs include a dog that did, self-driving car infatuations, and my old stomping grounds - skewering music pirates and their philosophical defenders.