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A Manager's Lens to SoMoClo Technology and HR Implications for Cloud and Mobile Computing
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Cloud Computing Trends in 2013: Provisioning and Managing ...

Cloud Computing Trends in 2013: Provisioning and Managing ... | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
Cloud Computing Trends in 2013: Provisioning and Managing Seamlessly Across the Hybrid Environment. Author(s): Colin Lacey. As IT delivery models proliferate and multiple cloud options including private cloud, public ...
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Hybrid models will be the big growth area in 2013

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How social media is helping Nepal rebuild after two big earthquakes - Quartz

How social media is helping Nepal rebuild after two big earthquakes - Quartz | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
Facebook, SMS and mapping are being combined to help the poor Himalayan nation.
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The impact of cloud and social media on risk management strategies

More organizations are incorporating the cloud and social media into business processes, changing the approach to enterprise risk management strategies.
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This is an excellent interview by Ben Cole of searchCompliance.com on the impacts of cloud and social media on risk management, featuring Paychex, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and other risk management executives.

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BlackBerry chief questions tablet category: Maybe he's not wrong | ZDNet

BlackBerry chief questions tablet category: Maybe he's not wrong | ZDNet | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
Thorsten Heins, CEO of BlackBerry, says tablets won't have much of a purpose in five years. Heins' comments were widely panned, but maybe he's not that far off base.
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Larry Dignan's article is worth merit.  Netbooks were the craze only a few short years ago. My son's Google Chromebook sits like an extra keyboard in his room, a $300 gadget that was a good price point but did nothing he needed it for other than a lightweight web gaming station.  Lesson learned.

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SAP Aims to Connect SharePoint and Mobile Worlds | ASUG News

SAP Aims to Connect SharePoint and Mobile Worlds | ASUG News | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
Interesting in accessing SharePoint on a mobile device? Learn more about SAP Mobile Docs, a new CMIS that will enable users to access SharePoint content on iPads.
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Moving to the cloud ... via Jam, StreamWork, Dropbox, Office365 or internal files sharing systems ... is exploding.  SAP is knee-deep in the thick of this transformation.

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SAPexperts | A Checklist to Monitor Data Governance

SAPexperts | A Checklist to Monitor Data Governance | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
Using this checklist, see how well your company's data governance actions support future mobility plans.
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Mobile BI projects are facing challenges getting off the ground, not because they lack the insight to use mobile apps but because the data needed to consume them is poorly structured from the get-go. Follow this quick check guide to see if you have a data governance issue with your mobile BI project.

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Predictions for Social Media in 2013: 50+ Expert Opinions

Predictions for Social Media in 2013: 50+ Expert Opinions | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
With the year drawing down to a close (judging by the music you overhear everywhere, you’d think it’s already December), SAP has released a special article on their blog titled The Futu...
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Can SAP Win with Windows 8? #theviewfromclevel

Can SAP Win with Windows 8? #theviewfromclevel | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it

Great overview of Windows 8 and the interoperability between on-premesis and mobile platforms.  HT to Josh Greenbaum (@JoshEAC) and Insider Learning Network (@ILN4SAP). You can follow more on this topic and how SAP is focusing this interoperability in the financial management space in my eBook series this month at searchSAP.com.

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Finance Leverages the Cloud for Faster Results | Big Fat Finance Blog

Finance Leverages the Cloud for Faster Results | Big Fat Finance Blog | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
The late Stephen R. Covey often told the story of a woodcutter working feverishly sawing logs. But no matter how hard he worked, progress was slow. When an observer asked ...
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Can cloud computing make manufacturing compliance easier?

Can cloud computing make manufacturing compliance easier? | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it

Manufacturers are seeing that cloud computing technology can aid manufacturing compliance. Learn how the cloud can be used to further environmental compliance and government compliance mandates. Article featured by Newport Consulting principal Liz Garnand.

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Using SAP StreamWork as an Effective Social Business Tool in Sustainability Programs

Using SAP StreamWork as an Effective Social Business Tool in Sustainability Programs | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it

My guest blog post with the SAP StreamWork blog appears in today's edition.  In this post we discuss social business tools in sustainability programs and how StreamWork is a well-integrated option.

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Content Marketing is Not a New Shiny Object Invented via Social Media! | Social Media Today

Content Marketing is Not a New Shiny Object Invented via Social Media! | Social Media Today | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
You’ve heard the buzz. Many business and marketing leaders that should know better think they have found a new shiny object in content marketing. They’re all hyped up about it and thinking it’s the next best band-aid for the broken business.
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Presentation on Compliance and Social Media

Presentation on Compliance and Social Media | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
Compliance Week editor Matt Kelly recently made an appearance at the info360 expo in New York, to talk about social media and compliance.
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What CEOs Have Learned About Social Media - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

What CEOs Have Learned About Social Media - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
A new study shows what’s changed.
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Housing sector's digital strategy should 'incorporate' voice of residents, report finds | News | Inside Housing

The housing sector could do more to incorporate the voice of residents into its use of digital technology, a report has found.
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HANA Team Works to Engage Customer Community

HANA Team Works to Engage Customer Community | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it

In light of the recent announcement of SAP Business Suite to be made primarily available on HANA, the HANA team is moving towards creating a more comprehensive customer community around its new strategic direction.

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"This exclusive international Focus Group community will support HANA implementations and adoption initiatives, globally," this according to SAP HANA team Senior Director Scott Feldman.  "Participation will include on-site activities as well as a call series around topics which help customers deliver HANA solutions to their organization."

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"This exclusive international Focus Group community will support HANA implementations and adoption initiatives, globally," this according to SAP HANA team Senior Director Scott Feldman.  "Participation will include on-site activities as well as a call series around topics which help customers deliver HANA solutions to their organization."

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Cloud Computing 101: Start Here to Avoid Cloud Confusion | ASUG News

Cloud Computing 101: Start Here to Avoid Cloud Confusion | ASUG News | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
Interested in getting started with SAP cloud computing? Read this explainer from SAP's cloud evangelist, and learn more about customer deployments, cloud models and more
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This is a good oversight on cloud computing when considering what services to push into the cloud.  Readers should also consider hybrid models between public cloud, private cloud, and even on-premises (no cloud) options.

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SAPexperts | Strategies to Use Mobility for Effective Data Analysis and Data Governance

SAPexperts | Strategies to Use Mobility for Effective Data Analysis and Data Governance | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it

New Webinar Announced - Thursday, Feb 28 @ 1PM ET / 10AM PT :: Strategis to Use Mobility for Effective Data Analysis and Data Governance

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Looking forward to leading this timely and important webinar....

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All About the UI: Technology without the gory details | VoiceAmerica™

All About the UI: Technology without the gory details | VoiceAmerica™ | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
UI (user interface) is king. Why? If software UI is not beautiful, easy, intuitive– and fun– even the most brilliant engineers and designers will fail to please their intended business or consumer end-user audience.
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Social commerce: Research reveals insights into the behaviour of the 'social shopper'

Social commerce: Research reveals insights into the behaviour of the 'social shopper' | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
Research from MPG Media Contacts and Lightspeed Research into 'the social shopper' has found that consumers continue to be inspired to purchase by social and online elements such as friend recommendations and pictures.
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dig-it-all » Online: the first point of entry into market

dig-it-all » Online: the first point of entry into market | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it

How high #growth companies are by-passing brick and mortar using online as the first point of entry into new markets.  Third in an interview series for dig-it-all.co on #socbiz #outsourcing.

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Corridor Sausage Moving Into The Marriage Proposal Building

#CorridorSausage Company makes hormone-free handmade sausages. Movin' on up to the Marriage Proposal Building #food #detroit

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RIMageddon: Three end-game scenarios | ZDNet

RIMageddon: Three end-game scenarios | ZDNet | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
RIMageddon looms, after the BlackBerry maker fares far below Wall St. expectations in its Q1 earnings.
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Opportunities and Challenges of Cloud Computing

Opportunities and Challenges of Cloud Computing | Cloud Operations Readiness | Scoop.it
This paper introduces cloud computing and discusses the opportunities it presents and the challenges a business must overcome to realize them.
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