REUTERS/Mike Blake Reuters - United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest package delivery company, said on Wednesday it will expand the 3D printing services provided through its UPS Stores to create an on-demand manufacturing network starting this summer.Atlanta-based UPS and SAP SE also announced a partnership in which Europe's largest software company will provide supply chain solutions to help manufacturers get products to market more quickly and at a lower cost."Speed is critical to us and we see tremendous value" in extending SAP's capabilities further down the supply chain via UPS, said John Dulchinos, vice president for strategic capabilities at contract manufacturer Jabil Circuit Inc, in a telephone interview with Reuters.UPS already offers 3D printing services using ABSplus, an industrial grade thermoplastic, at more than 60 UPS Stores around the United States.Under the new system, customers will be able to upload digital designs to First Radius, a company specializing in 3D printing in which UPS holds a minority stake.IDC Research Inc analyst Robert Parker said the network will bring UPS only modest benefits at first because 3D printers have limited capabilities at present and few printable materials available.
Amazon s released AWS instances packing 2TB serving mega memory-hungry workloads such as SAP HANA.X1 instances use four Intel Xeon E7 2.3GHz processors with 10Gb per second of dedicated bandwidth and large L3 caches targeting high-performance, memory driven apps.According to AWS, these big bandwidth, mega-memory instances are ideal for running in-memory databases like SAP s HANA, plus Apache s Spark or Presto.The news comes in the wake of SAP announcing HANA is now ready as a certified – and therefore supported – option on Microsoft s AWS rival, Azure.X1s were already slated for delivery in the first half of 2016 but AWS was keen to point out SAP HANA on AWS was, all the same, just better.X1 instances are certified and available for SAP S/4HANA, Business Suite on HANA SoH , and Business Warehouse on HANA.
SAP and UPS combine software and logistics to let customers order parts instantly – if it s cheaper than traditional manufacturingSAP and UPS are working together to deliver an on-demand 3D printing service that links the former s supply chain software with the latter s industrial manufacturing and logistics networks.Customers will be able to approve and order custom 3D printed parts directly from within SAP software, which will then be manufactured at one of 60 UPS facilities cross the US.SAP UPS 3D printing partnershipUPS 3D printing 2It is claimed the partnership will allow companies to simplify supply chains and open up 3D printing to smaller companies without access to a machine, those who cannot justify a long production run or those who need a prototype made quickly.This agreement with SAP adds an important UPS capability to help customers right-size inventories and lower short-run production costs, and help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life faster than ever, added Stan Deans, president of UPS Global Distribution and Logistics.3D printing has come down in price in recent years with analysts predicting the technology will become more mainstream.Makerbot has targeted small and medium businesses, while HP s recently announced 3D Jet Fusion range is looking at bigger firms, costing between £94,000 and £114,000 per unit.
This new Google Apps API, or application programming interface, provides the "hooks" that turns Google Docs into more of a platform — outside services can now integrate with Google Apps in a deeper way than ever before.At launch, Google is announcing integrations with a wide range of business apps, including Salesforce, SAP, and Trello, with more to come as more developers adopt that API.Enlisting these developers is a sign that the search giant is renewing its push to topple Microsoft Office's stranglehold on workplace productivity.The new API is starting with the Google Sheets spreadsheet app and Slides presentation tool on the web, but the search giant promises it'll expand all over.Less tedious click-and-drag, more doing."Users were more focused on the process than their goals," says Google Docs Group Product Manager Ritcha Ranjan.Here's a video of these integrations in Sheets: And in Slides: The next app store It's worth noting that it's very similar to similar moves made by Microsoft around its Office 365 cloud productivity suite, which has been making its own play to attract outside developers.Tools like Google Apps and Office 365 follow you around from device to device, and bring all your documents with you.This is a big way to help Google Apps, now 10 years old, grow into a new decade.NOW WATCH: A bulldozer company knocked down the wrong house, and it's blaming it on Google MapsLoading video...
Photo: SAP News During SAP's annual mega news conference revolves around cloud computing and memory database Hana. But beyond Hana missing the red thread. Approximately 1,300 companies have jumped on the latest suite S / 4Hana which was released just over a year ago, but surveys have shown that many large companies have doubts about whether the new system is really worth the large investment. Moreover, presented integration solutions that include the Microsoft Office 365 cloud services and cloud services from SAP. Different employees, such as business executives, to be able to see the activity from different perspectives. There seems to be something wrong with any of the products or services to be launched in Sapphirenow.
Photo: SAP News During SAP's annual mega news conference revolves around cloud computing and memory database Hana. But beyond Hana missing the red thread. Approximately 1,300 companies have jumped on the latest suite S / 4Hana which was released just over a year ago, but surveys have shown that many large companies have doubts about whether the new system is really worth the large investment. Moreover, presented integration solutions that include the Microsoft Office 365 cloud services and cloud services from SAP. Different employees, such as business executives, to be able to see the activity from different perspectives. There seems to be something wrong with any of the products or services to be launched in Sapphirenow.
SAP Digital Consumer Insight aims to help marketers tailor their efforts on the flySAP's Digital Consumer Insight service offers information about visitor demographics.Marketers can tap virtually limitless volumes of data about customers' online activities, but the offline world isn't nearly as forthcoming.Called SAP Digital Consumer Insight, the service taps consumers' mobile data to deliver details on where they're coming from, their age groups and gender, and the devices they're using.Equipped with the result, marketers can tailor their advertising, proximity marketing, location planning, and sales strategies and campaigns to the people currently present at a particular location.A crowd can change from night to night," said Emma Matthieson, director of marketing for Brooklyn Bowl, an entertainment venue with locations in New York, Las Vegas, and London.The service is currently based on U.S. mobile data, but SAP plans to add data from additional locations by the end of the year.
SAP has released a beta version of its Hana Cloud Platform for Cloud Foundry.The software giant yesterday released a Cloud Foundry beta service that works on the Pivotal-inspired open-source cloud.Coming with the beta is support for Java, Node.js, HTML5, MongoDB, Redis, PostgresSQL and RabbitMQ.SAP said this would let developers build apps and services using the combination of Cloud Foundry and SAP s HANA Cloud Platform.Also announced was a cloud edition of its HTML5 Fiori UI environment.It includes monitoring and analytics, ability to manage mobile applications and systems management.
But if we slow down a minute to take a closer look at modern-day news organizations, we might ask ourselves: can they really provide accurate, unbiased information on current events at Twitter speed?The explosive growth of the Internet and mobile devices has anyone and everyone broadcasting their opinions.This question is incredibly important to consider when we as a society come together to make informed decisions that impact everyone s future.As the exclusive sponsor of Reuters Polling Explorer, SAP is working with Reuters to provide journalists and consumers the latest polling data, stories about the election, and more.Real-time data is fueling Reuters with the tools needed to execute news with accuracy, speed, and integrity.By providing technology platforms that are easy to use and scalable for any sized business, technology providers can give news providers across the world a trove of insights that impact their readers in real time, especially during momentous, breaking news cycles.
The SaaS provider bounced back into the black for the first three months of 2016, its fiscal 2017, reporting net income of $38m.Revenue was up 26.8 per cent to $1.91bn, leaving Salesforce with an EPS of $0.06 versus $0.01 for the prior year.Profit came after three successive months in 2015 – Salesforce s fiscal 2016 – of loss.The first three months of the firm's fiscal year to end of April has become a period when Salesforce manages to actually turn a profit.Salesforce is thriving because - according to chief executive Marc Benioff - Oracle and SAP are doing so badly when it comes to cloud.Buoyed by fortune, Salesforce upped its ante for the full year results to making between $8.16bn and $8.20bn, an increase of between 22 and 23 per cent.
You can buy an iPhone as you walk down The Avenue, enjoy a seminar with artists in The Forum, fix your laptop under the trees in the Genius Grove and get some training in The Boardroom.The stores confounded early expectations and helped Apple become one of the most admired consumer brands in history.The reboot was led by design chief Jony Ive and Angela Ahrendts, who worked at Burberry before joining Apple two years ago to run the retail operations.If the concept works as designed, you'll buy into Apple's ecosystem of hardware, content and services—at least for another few years.Visitors will be able to enjoy the show from a few dozen wooden and leather stools designed by Ive's elite unit.This space extends Apple's push to attract business customers that has seen the company team up with Cisco, SAP and IBM in recent years.The San Francisco version is also home to a fountain by local sculptor Ruth Asawa.When Apple reported slowing iPhone sales earlier this year, Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri said customers weren't upgrading their handsets as quickly as they once did.
CBR highlights the biggest announcements from the show.HANA Cloud Platform for Cloud FoundrySAP released a Cloud Foundry beta version in order to help developers build apps and services using a combination of Cloud Foundry and HCP.Digital Customer InsightThis is the first data-as-a-service offering that SAP has created and is designed to deliver insights that can be bought from the SAP store.In addition to these insights, marketers will be able to gain competitive insight into store locations and how they compare to the competition.SAP says that the data is both anonymised and encrypted so that individual privacy is protected.Integrations between Microsoft Office 365 and cloud solutions would form an important part of the deeper relationship between the two.
ANALYSIS: SAP is counting on its HANA in-memory database to help retain established customersThe tale of the large, established enterprise IT vendor in the 21st century is now quite familiar.Enterprise resource planning giant SAP made sure it stuck to the story line at its Sapphire user group conference here this week.Modernizing data centers and applications?SAP, EMC and the other usual suspects are all saying the same things.Cloud stacksSAP s effort in the cloud, the HANA Cloud Platform HCP , is the key to the company s future—it is that simple, said SAP Enterprise Platform President Steve Lucas.The good news for SAP is its customers don t always have a viable choice of moving to another vendor or provider.
This relationship took a twist this week when the company revealed that it has indeed been making its very own long-rumoured chips, designed specifically for machine learning.Data Centre UseSAP data centre Because of this, we can squeeze more operations per second into the silicon, use more sophisticated and powerful machine learning models and apply these models more quickly, so users get more intelligent results more rapidly.TPUs have been tested already in Google applications such as RankBrain, which is used to improve the relevancy of search results.But perhaps the highest profile case of Google s stealthy use of the chips is in its recent AlphaGo Chinese board game win against Go world champion Lee Sedol.Building TPUs into our infrastructure stack will allow us to bring the power of Google to developers across software like TensorFlow and Cloud Machine Learning with advanced acceleration capabilities.Take our virtual reality quiz here!
Tucci, IBM UK, Microsoft UK and more put pen to paperAmerican storage seller EMC is the latest tech tanker to tell the good burghers of Britain it wants the country to remain in the EU, and it even did so without mentioning Hitler or ISIS.Outgoing CEO Big Joe Tucci and execs at other big businesses including Cisco, Ford of Europe, Airbus, Mars, IBM UK and Microsoft UK signed a letter stating their case and sent it to the FT.UK and Ireland boss at EMC Ross Fraser tried to explain why his employer felt sufficiently compelled to add to the rhetoric ahead of the 23 June date when the British public have a chance to vote.He said the UK would benefit from continued participation in the European Economic Area and European Free Trade Associate or be faced with negotiating bi-lateral trade deals with Europe and the rest of the world.EMC are advocates of an EU-wide regulatory agenda, the Digital Single Market and reckoned the UK needs to keep its place at the negotiating table in ongoing discussions about Privacy Shield.Fraser claimed the tech industry is all about freedom of data and collaborative innovation and both of these could become significantly more complicated if the UK decides to remove itself as a member of the world s largest trade bloc .Earlier this week Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise both came out in favour of Remain, as did IBM and SAP last month.
Software as a Service has become an essential component of any businesses operations.It has allowed them to reduce overheads and move much more quickly than they could with legacy software.SalesforceSalesforce has utilised the cloud to be an integral part of businesses.Salesforce works as a contact and pipeline manager that allows sales reps to function more efficiently whether working remotely or in the office.The German company is increasingly being seen as an integral component of operations inside a business.With well over 2.3 million paying subscribers to its Creative Cloud and more than two-thirds of Fortune 50 companies using its Marketing Cloud, the company is paving the way to SaaS success.
BUSINESS Norwegian software company Neptune, which delivers SAP-related software, like in Sweden. I have been involved and invested in Neptune, which has a wonderful software, he says. Lars Appel century investment gives him a 16.67-percent stake. - They have developed an additional software for SAP that makes it easier for SAP users to access their systems in a more modern way, via telephone or toad. And I have of course checked around, but slightly better than the Neptunes tools are not in the current situation. Today the company has 30 employees, with representation in Oslo, Hamburg, London, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Florida and California.
It has taken eight years, according to defense itself has cost 3.3 billion. Total bill landed thus about a billion more expensive than budget due to a low of 2-2.5 billion. - It is clear that it provides a little stomach ache to go from one form to another, but at the same time it is quite nice. The latest high-profile mess was with wage function for one and a half years ago - when the defense employees who commute got incorrect deduction of salary. - It has definitely been a lack of confidence among the users. It must match since transport then adjusted accordingly.
It has taken eight years, according to defense itself has cost 3.3 billion. Total bill landed thus about a billion more expensive than budget due to a low of 2-2.5 billion. - It is clear that it provides a little stomach ache to go from one form to another, but at the same time it is quite nice. The latest high-profile mess was with wage function for one and a half years ago - when the defense employees who commute got incorrect deduction of salary. - It has definitely been a lack of confidence among the users. It must match since transport then adjusted accordingly.
The market leader Salesforce extends the distance to SAP in the market for CRM systems, according to a new report. Overall, global sales of software for CRM, customer care, therefore, by 12.3 percent in 2015 and amounted to 26.3 billion dollars. - The acquisition activity that began to flow already in 2015 continued into 2015, with more than 30 significant acquisitions, says Julian Poulter at analysts Gartner who made the survey. This has resulted in increased competition in the top of the CRM market, and generate good growth worldwide, but only for cloud applications and software as a service. Also, Microsoft and Adobe are in the top 5 list. According to Gartner, the five largest suppliers accounted for 45 percent of the total CRM market.
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