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From Commerce to National Security at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW

The annual SAP SAPPHIRE NOW customer conference is overwhelming; attending it is truly like drinking from a fire hose. Thousands of customers who attend are offered a flood of information...

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Planning for Failure

We all need a plan. On the one hand, we are driven by the old adage: “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Another, not so optimistic, viewpoint is centuries-old...

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SAP NS2 Listed on AWS Marketplace for the U.S. IC

SAP HANA is now available through SAP NS2 on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). This announcement comes on the heels of SAP NS2’s...

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Avocados, Bananas, and High-Speed Data

I recently had an epiphany - I realized that picking the right data management platform is a lot like picking the right baby food, and to illustrate this, I would...

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4 Simple Steps to Modernize Your Data

As painful as it sounds, it’s time to modernize our data management systems. However, you can’t just trash existing systems and start over – although that is a tempting, IT manager’s...

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Can You Predict the Future? (part two)

Nature, Technology, and Mountains of Data Can Help Part Two In part one, we introduced a scenario – using a swarm of insects – to understand how to start planning...

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Cloud Expertise in Five Minutes (VIDEO)

Investing in the cloud is an important stage for most organizations today. But, it’s difficult to identify the best cloud solution that would garner the greatest value.

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Can You Predict the Future? (part one)

Nature, Technology, and Mountains of Data Can Help What’s Your Problem? Let’s assume you have a problem: limited resources to counter potential terrorist events in a geographic area of interest....

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GEOINT 2018 - Intelligence, Analytics, and Machine Learning

What do several thousand people from government, academia, private industry, and commercial technology companies have in common? They all converged in Tampa, FL, this April for an event known as...

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3 Ways to Tame Your Data Chaos

We have moved beyond an era of big data to an era of data chaos. Sure, this chaos comes from ever-increasing volumes of data, but more importantly, it comes from...

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Cracking the conundrum of IoT convenience and security -- what's next?

We enjoy a connected world with a fascinating array of devices and applications at our fingertips, if not on our wrists or before our eyes. In just a few years,...

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Our most vulnerable borders may be electronic, not physical

It’s interesting to see how words like "ban" and "wall" have become intertwined with our basic understanding of national security. Yet, while these terms rile passions everywhere, there is a...

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