Sep 09 2008

SAP TechEd 2008 Day 2 Part II: Lv Updtng… Ur Doin It Wrng

Categories: 2008 SAP TechEd, Rants Dave Rathbun @ 5:39 pm

It has been interesting to look around during some of the presentations and see what everyone is doing. I see some folks on twitter, some folks working on blog posts (I recognize the Wordpress blog edit screens as I use it myself), some folks having IM conversations… and people are barely paying attention to the presentations. I try to watch and absorb and remember (I take a few notes) and then blog later.

For example, the InnoCentive information I posted about just a little while ago came out on other blog networks while the general session was still going on! So I guess my “live” blogging is not nearly as live as it could be. When I went to the first-ever phpBB (the software used for BOB) conference in London I did live blogging from the main session room because there really weren’t any breaks. Here there is a separate (private) room for bloggers to set up and do their thing, so I’m not sure why (other than being “first to market”) they feel the need to blog during the actual presentation.

Not much time to check facts or add references that way either. :)


Sep 09 2008

SAP TechEd 2008 Day 2 Part I: InnoCentive to the Rescue

Categories: General Dave Rathbun @ 3:41 pm

The general session this morning featured a presentation from Jon Schwarz, the CEO of Business Objects. We also heard from Zia Yusuf, and his title is listed as “Executive Vice President Global Ecosystem and Partner Group” which is quite a mouthfull. :) One of the interesting things tha Zia shared was that 50% of the financial transactions globally pass through an SAP system somewhere along the way. That’s an interesting statistic, to be sure, but not that surprising really. When you consider the global marketplace and how much information passes back and forth, and how popular SAP applications are, it stands to reason that somewhere along the line a piece of data is going to be touched by at least one company using SAP. It sounds impressive though. :)

SAP and InnoCentive Team Up

One of the interesting things announced this morning was that SAP is taking part in what I think is a very interesting service from a company named InnoCentive. Continue reading “SAP TechEd 2008 Day 2 Part I: InnoCentive to the Rescue”