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Sapphire Now : Day 1 in review This article is sponsored by:

Day one of Sapphire Now 2013 brought its share of surprises and enough hyperbolic HANA-is-superfast quotage to keep the hype meter in proper orbit. I spent a good chunk of day one in the JD-OD.com video studio with customers and startups, getting the views from folks who had made the trek from Czech Republic, Germany, and Israel.

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Netflix, HANA and the meaning of cloud This article is sponsored by:

Will the worlds of classic enterprise computing and truly cloud-native architectures ever converge? At one end of the spectrum, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud jibes with the mainstream view of an enterprise cloud strategy. At the opposite extreme is the approach evangelized by cloud-native pioneer Netflix.

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Intacct introduces Flex Reporting tool This article is sponsored by:

Intacct is introducing Flex Reporting, a tool that extends the existing report capability to one that is more aligned to operational reporting. I'm not convinced they've got this right but rather are shackled to an accounting mindset. That will limit their ability to upsell or grow into new markets.

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Sapphire Now 2013 - the discerning preview This article is sponsored by:

Now that SAP has all the HANA talk out of the way and the HANA Enterprise Cloud has been unveiled, what can we expect from the Sapphire Now keynote stage? Well, more HANA of course. What else were you expecting? We offer some clues.

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Bluefin on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud This article is sponsored by:

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud has many implications for both customers and the broader SAP ecosystem. Making sense of them all in what will be a complex world is not straightforward and we anticipate many twists and turns.

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SageOne finally gaining traction This article is sponsored by:

SageOne is finally gaining some respectable traction with a paying customer count of 11,500 as at 31st March 2013. But what lies beneath those numbers and to what extent is the company stretching itself.

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SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud: early thoughts This article is sponsored by:

Grab a coffee. There's a lot to digest. Vishal Sikka, executive board member SAP's infectious enthusiasm for SAP HANA - his little girl - is palpable.

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Infor: sucking less This article is sponsored by:

Infor has a new and attractive UI, a comprehensive integration story and is starting to make moves in the mobile space. But are these enough for the company to 'suck less' and brings its customers into the 21st century? It is too early to say but early signs are promising.

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Infor parades its digital revival plan This article is sponsored by:

Infor is an unexpected rider hitching a lift on the bandwagon of next-generation enterprise software. It aims to outsmart larger rivals Oracle and SAP in enabling its customers to take advantage of all today's buzzwords - mobile, social, big data analytics and cloud connectivity. But is its customer base ready to take advantage of all the goodies unveiled at its annual conference this week?

Charles Phillips Inforum 2013
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