SAP´s SAPPHIRE 2012 took place last week in Orlando, and there were three overarching trends which kept cropping up in speeches, interviews, and the blogosphere.
- The Cloud
- Big Data
Jason Rose, VP Marketing Business Intelligence at SAP, weaves all three of these ideas together in an interview with SiliconAngle.tv (link)
A few points of note from the interview:
- SAP views mobility as a key driver to the adoption of BI solutions — solutions which are still underutilized by the vast majority of SAP customers. This will be possible with, for example, improved data visualization tools available on mobile devices. Less tech-savvy sales professionals in the field will have easy-to-use data at their fingertips.
- With the growth in big data and business analytics, college students should consider pursuing a degree or some certification in statistics. There are simply not enough data analysts in the marketplace.
- The cloud is on the rise and SAP promises to be a big player with solutions like SuccessFactors. Core, on-premise solutions have not been forgotten altogether, and according to SAP, the future will consist of a dynamic combination of both.
Full interview available here.