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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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Addressing Your Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Issues Before You Innovate
Adam Page
Adam Page in ASUG Experience August 27, 2019

Addressing Your Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Issues Before You Innovate

ASUG conducts research year-round to help our members better understand what their peers are thinking, planning, and doing in various industries and functions. In one of our recent studies on enterprise information management (EIM), ASUG looked at two key areas that require an EIM strategy: data and documents.

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Top Reasons ASUG Members Should Attend SAP TechEd 2019
Tammy Powlas
Tammy Powlas in SAP TechEd August 25, 2019

Top Reasons ASUG Members Should Attend SAP TechEd 2019

Once again, ASUG is joining with SAP to provide technology-based education for SAP TechEd Las Vegas 2019. For the fifteenth year in a row, ASUG will provide its customer volunteer-driven content, which includes real-world insights from other SAP customers and partners just like you.

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4 Compelling Business Drivers for AIOps
Wayne Caccamo
Wayne Caccamo in Best Practices August 18, 2019

4 Compelling Business Drivers for AIOps

AIOps is a category of cloud-based software systems that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to automate and transform IT operations. In my first post in this series on AIOps, I discussed the specific benefits of integrating this technology into your SAP operations and BASIS administration processes to shrink the time and effort required to detect, understand, and resolve incidents. I suggested that with AIOps, you will not only crush your incident mean time to resolution (MTTR) metrics, but eliminate frustrating routine..

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ASUG’s HR Research Identifies 3 Workplace Trends
Adam Page
Adam Page in hr, ASUG Experience August 13, 2019

ASUG’s HR Research Identifies 3 Workplace Trends

ASUG’s research team generates insights year-round to help ASUG members compare their perspectives and strategies with their peers. ASUG has spent time examining topics related to human resources and payroll functions since 2018. Out of that research, several themes have emerged from what our participants had to say—including some predictions around how the workplace will change.

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