Business Insights and Tech Tips February 2016

SAP Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results

SAP recently published a preliminary review of its fourth quarter 2015 performance and financial results, as well as preliminary results for the full 2015 year. With incredible momentum in cloud and SAP S/4HANA adoption, SAP boasts a 20% increase in full year revenue for Cloud and Software. “We decisively beat our full year guidance for cloud and software revenue,” said SAP CEO Bill McDermott. “Our completeness of vision in the cloud and soaring adoption of SAP S/4HANA gives us tremendous confidence in our business in 2016 and beyond.”

(Source: SAP).

SAP Unifies Brands for Digital Economy

In an open letter to SAP customers, chief marketing officer Maggie Chan Jones announced the unification of SAP brands Ariba, Fieldglass, hybris, and SuccessFactors. SAP hopes that unifying its brands will promote the digital economy to growing businesses. “We believe a unified SAP brand will offer clarity to our customers and ecosystem partners across all touch points,” Jones writes. “Ultimately our aspiration is for everyone who interacts with SAP to experience one brand with products and services spanning an end-to-end portfolio for the digital economy.”

(Source: SAP).

Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) 2016 Highlights

The biggest CES ever held recently wrapped up in Las Vegas. Attendees of the international showcase were treated to sneak peeks of upcoming tech innovations and experimental inventions of the future. Some of the hottest gadgets spotted at this year’s CES include virtual reality headsets, ultra-thin HD TVs, high tech wearables, and even self-driving cars. Follow the below link to view International Business Times’ CES 2016 highlights video and see these amazing new technologies for yourself.

(Source: International Business Times).

SAP Releases Retail Planning Software

Retailers will soon be able to simplify planning across multiple channels with SAP Merchandise Planning for Retail. The new application, announced in January, will run on the SAP Customer Activity Repository platform powered by SAP HANA. “Retailers need integrated, multi-channel planning processes to keep up with changes in the marketplace,” said Lori Mitchell-Keller, general manager of Global Consumer Industries, SAP. The SAP Merchandise Planning for Retail application will enable retailers to easily plan for sales, margin and inventory to meet goals more effectively.

(Source: SAP).

Intel Unveils 6th-Gen vPro Processors Designed For Full Business Productivity

Intel’s new lineup of Intel Core vPro processors boasts a number of improvements intended to improve business productivity, including two and half times better performance than the 5th generation processors and a tripled battery life of devices. Most notably, the 6th-gen Intel processors prioritize security, with a first-ever multi-factor authentication solution built into the hardware. Among the many benefits of this new authentication solution: no more memorization of complex passwords. “With incredible, new, eye-catching designs, added performance, and longer battery life, 6th-gen Intel Core and Intel Core vPro processors are setting a new standard for business computing,” said Tom Garrison, vice president and general manager of Intel, Business Client Division.

(Source: Tech Times).

The 25 Best Jobs in America, According to Glassdoor

Job seekers may soon want to brush up on their technology skills, based on a study released by career website Glassdoor. Of the twenty-five top ranking careers, many positions were heavily based in technology and digital innovations. Data scientists currently hold the number one job in the country, which was previously ranked ninth on 2015’s list. Other tech-savvy jobs that made the list include mobile developer, analytics manager, software architect, and UX designer. Each job was ranked according to earnings potential, career opportunities, and the number of openings for a given job function.

(Source: Bloomberg Business).

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