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During this informal, on-site podcast taping in Boston, Jon Reed of diginomica.com talks with three members of the Onapsis team (Alex, Alex, and Dave) about what "white hat hacking" means for today's enterprise. The guys also talk about how Onapsis identifies ERP security breaches, and how they work with Oracle and SAP to make sure those companies have appropriate patches before taking security issues public. 

Direct download: onapsis_-_white_hat_hacking.mp3
Category:security -- posted at: 6:17pm EST
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In this frank video chat from Jon and Den's studio at SAP TechEd Las Vegas, ASUG CEO Geoff Scott offers up strong opinions on ASUG's relationship to SAP and to the German user group DSAG. Scott also shares customer views on S/4HANA and SAP's digital themes. He responds directly to criticisms that ASUG is "soft" on SAP and reacts to Jon's views on customer discounts for S/4HANA migration. 
Direct download: Geoff_Scott_ASUG_talks_turkey_about_progress_with_SAP.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 2:13pm EST
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In a special edition of "Jon and Den's digital dump," Jon and Den of diginomica.com break down three days of SAP TechEd Las Vegas. The guys assess the keynotes, the pros and cons of SAP's S/4HANA strategy, and whether the "digital core" approach is going to work. Will the "customer engagement" play work against CRM rivals? The guys also kick around SAP's progress on developer engagement, and give a final review.

Direct download: Jon__Dens_digital_dump_-_Vegas.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 2:03pm EST
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In the longer, "director's cut" version of this SAP TechEd 2015 on-site podcast, Jon Reed and Dick Hirsch kick around the main conference takeaways and the S/4HANA challenge. Dick shares the main themes he was investigating and the latest on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. SAP's open source initiatives, particularly Cloud Foundry via Hybris YaaS (Hybris as s service), are covered. The guys also set up the themes, particularly around S/4HANA, to look for in Barcelona. SAP's approach to bloggers/communications is also reviewed. 

Direct download: hirsch-reed-teched2015-full.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 3:45am EST
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Jon went on-site to Conversocial's NYC headquarters for an informal chat with Conversocial CEO Joshua March about the viability of social channels for customer service. March shares what his company has been up to since he and Jon first corresponded and they were a "cool vendor" to watch. Jon shares his social service beefs and March talks about how social customer service shouldn't just be lip service, but lead all the way to resolution. March also speaks to CRM integration, always an issue when you pursue a specialized product.

Direct download: conversocial-reed-extended-cut.mp3
Category:content strategy + socmedia -- posted at: 2:03am EST
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​​In this extended, director's cut edition, live from SAP Controlling 2015, Jon talks with SAP Mentor Julien Delvat about the buzz behind predictive, and the guys explore some new HANA use cases Julien is working on in the S4/HANA context.​ They also talk about changing customer views on HANA at the conference. 

Direct download: julien-predictive.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 3:18pm EST
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Gary Cokins, internationally-recognized expert and author in EPM and predictive analytics, gives Jon some straight talk on analytics after his keynote at the Controlling 2015 conference. Cokins explains the rise of EPM, and the challenges CFOs are facing. Using memorable phrases like "management by embarrassment," Cokins peels behind predictive hype and explains the role of technology, not as a cure-all, but as an enabler. 

Direct download: gary-jt-analytics-final.mp3
Category:business intelligence -- posted at: 1:51am EST
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Vijay returns with Jon Reed to make sense of his adventurous career moves - now full circle and back at IBM. Vijay also expands on a blog post he wrote on social media disillusionment, and the guys hash out options for filtering the enterprise software media noise. A bit more about the problems of predictive and the failings of air travel customer experience, and it's a wrap.

 

Direct download: vijay-careers-socialfails.mp3
Category:tech skills -- posted at: 2:06pm EST
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In the triumphant return of Vijay Vijayasankar to Jon's podcast series, Vijay talks analytics views from the field. Jon also asks Vijay to sort Internet of Things hype from BS. Vijay also shares some surprising views on agile. Part two of this podcast will get into Vijay's career moves and evolving position on social media. Also check the itunes channel for the full podcast archives.

 

Direct download: analytics_with_vijay.mp3
Category:business intelligence -- posted at: 5:51am EST
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In the directors cut edition, Jon Reed of diginomica digs into the SuccessConnect 2015 show with outspoken SuccessFactors consultant Jarret Pazahanick. The show wrap finds Pazahanick suprisingly upbeat, but there are still key issues to discuss regarding consulting, certification, customer support, and sharing and measuring benchmarks.

Direct download: successconnect15wrap-reed-jarret.mp3
Category:HCM and SAP HCM -- posted at: 4:38pm EST
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