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Deprived Master Data and Its Remedies
Bala Subbaih
Bala Subbaih in Data Operations October 05, 2019

Deprived Master Data and Its Remedies

Envision a company that has bad data but perfect process mapping. A company with this setup could lose revenue because inaccurate data may lead to challenges such as higher resource consumption, higher maintenance costs, negative publicity on social media, and lower productivity. The company would need to erase its old data and collect new data, which likely would require spending more time and money. This is a red flag.

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5 Tips for Your Trip to Minneapolis for ASUG Experience for Enterprise Information Management (EIM)
Beth Bushmen
Beth Bushmen in October 05, 2019

5 Tips for Your Trip to Minneapolis for ASUG Experience for Enterprise Information Management (EIM)

The fifteenth annual ASUG Experience for Enterprise Information Management (EIM) will take place in Minneapolis Oct. 28–30. EIM professionals coming in for the conference will learn about the newest SAP solutions for EIM, network with other professionals, and pick up tips on how to succeed in their roles and within their organizations. Beyond all the learning and networking, attendees are in for a treat while visiting my city—which, by the way, is also the largest city in Minnesota.

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Why Experience Is the Key to Successful HR Strategies
Paul Kurchina
Paul Kurchina in Human Resources September 29, 2019

Why Experience Is the Key to Successful HR Strategies

Human resource professionals have a front-row seat to one of the most significant forces that are shaping the global economy: a renewed focus on experience. As demonstrated in a statement signed by nearly 200 CEOs from top companies such as Amazon, Apple, GM, IBM, and SAP, business leaders are calling to put the needs of their employees, customers, suppliers, and local communities ahead of their shareholders' interests.

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Touring the AIOps Solutions Landscape
Wayne Caccamo
Wayne Caccamo in Best Practices September 22, 2019

Touring the AIOps Solutions Landscape

The market for AIOps tools is exploding. According to Forrester Research, only 12% of organizations rely exclusively on modern tools to support IT operations. Yet 68% of companies are planning to invest in AIOps-enabled monitoring solutions over the next year. So, if you plan to keep pace with your industry peers by using modern tools, but haven’t begun educating yourself on the power of AIOps and relevant solution options, you’re already behind.

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A Local’s Guide to Toronto During the ASUG Experience for Human Resources & Payroll
Mark Richardson
Mark Richardson in Human Resources September 22, 2019

A Local’s Guide to Toronto During the ASUG Experience for Human Resources & Payroll

The ASUG Experience for Human Resources & Payroll is coming to Toronto Oct. 16–18. As the communications chair for ASUG Ontario, I look forward to welcoming you to North America’s fourth largest and fastest growing market for tech workers when you join us in Toronto this fall.

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ASUG Women Connect: In the Driver’s Seat
Jennifer Jao
Jennifer Jao in ASUG Women Connect September 14, 2019

ASUG Women Connect: In the Driver’s Seat

All of us are on a journey with dreams of making positive impacts in life. Throughout the journey, there will be a mixture of cheers of happiness and tears of disappointment. How we navigate through all of that, while helping each other along the way, will lead to a better experience on that journey.

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3 Challenges of Running SAP in the Cloud
Tyler Constable
Tyler Constable in Cloud September 06, 2019

3 Challenges of Running SAP in the Cloud

Many businesses are moving and operating some, even a majority, of their corporate infrastructure in the cloud. According to the analysts at Gartner, “by 2020, a corporate ‘no-cloud’ policy will be as rare as a ‘no-internet’ policy is today.”

Substantial benefits of cloud migration include reduced IT costs, improved service quality, and enhanced system performance. So, it makes sense that corporate encouragement for SAP cloud migration will only continue to grow.

Frequently, companies may not initially realize many cloud computing benefits when..

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Undercover CIO: Adopting Sustainable Solutions
Undercover CIO in Best Practices September 06, 2019

Undercover CIO: Adopting Sustainable Solutions

The role of IS/IT is not about successfully delivering system projects, it’s about ensuring the adoption of sustainable solutions. Let that sit with you for a minute while I first explain what I mean by sustainable solutions, and then I’ll dive into how and why it’s important.

A sustainable solution includes a tangible piece of software, but this is only part of it. It’s the know-how of each business unit’s processes and the industry’s leading practices, as well as an understanding of the technology that can improve all of it. It’s also having..

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Will AIOps Eventually Take Over My Job?
Wayne Caccamo
Wayne Caccamo in Best Practices August 31, 2019

Will AIOps Eventually Take Over My Job?

In my first post in this educational series on AIOps, I defined AIOps as a category of cloud-based software systems that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to automate and transform IT operations. I also defined the key benefits. In my most recent post, I gave you four key business drivers for investing in AIOps initiatives.

Before we go any further, I think this would be a good time to address the potential elephant in the room for end users of AIOps. Members of the BASIS team and Level 2 support community may well be..

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Johnsonville’s Journey: Assessing Our Digital Access and Running SAP’s Estimator Tool
Ron Gilson
Ron Gilson in Indirect Access, Licensing August 31, 2019

Johnsonville’s Journey: Assessing Our Digital Access and Running SAP’s Estimator Tool

In my role as CIO of Johnsonville, I am analyzing indirect access, the impact of digital access licensing, and the pros and cons of adopting the new licensing model. I have committed to documenting that process and sharing insights with you in a series of blog posts. In the first post, I provided some background and laid out Johnsonville’s high-level approach to the process. In this post, I will cover the initial steps we took to get an understanding of our indirect access exposure and an estimate of documents required to address that exposure..

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