Chip Rodgers

We are super excited to have Chip Rodgers of the SAP Community Network participating in this weeks Unstructured Geek Analytics segement on the Diversified Semantic Layer podcast (seriously…we did not think these long names through).

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BI4 – Looking at the Architecture

We had a great group to chat with today with Jamie Oswald and Greg Myers, with special guests Jay Riddle and Joshua Fletcher. Today, we spent a good chunk of time talking about BI4 as a platform (our fav).

In the news:

  • ASUG Annual Conference presentation topics are going out
  • is live

Show Notes:

  • BI4 Learning Materials are already online
  • Be sure to register for the BI4 Virtual Launch event
  • BI4 has audit events for Xcelsius confirmed!
  • Sorry for the heavy breather (Greg…OK probably Eric)
  • Also sorry for the audio overlays. We are having technical difficulties at some point where we really aren’t talking over each other.

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Brian Durning

In a new segment, lovingly called Unstructured Geek Analytics (hashtag pending), Jamie Oswald interviews Brian Durning.

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BOBJ Reporting Tool Shootout

– SAP BusinessObjects Annual Conference Announced
– Intent to submit for SAP ASUG annual conference in May
– Reportapalooza is wrapping up

The shootout:

1) Major tools in the stack: Crystal, Webi, Explorer, and Xcelsius.
2) The right cases for each.
3) The wrong cases for each.
4) Something about audience perhaps vs. who should own it?

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2010 SBOUC – DSLayer Pre-show

The gang recaps our plans for this year’s conference in Orlando in this brief podcast.

The show notes:

– DSLayer team presentations
– Hot topics this year
– The tweetstream is at #SBOUC
– Jamie and Greg’s love story
– Where you’ll find the DSLayer (not always at the bar)
– Conferences of yester-year
– The future of the conferences
– Conference 101 for rookies

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Mobile BI

This week, Jamie OswaldGreg Myers, and I are joined by Jeff Duly of Dow Corning, to discuss the current landscape of mobile technologies that play with SAP BusinessObjects.

Show Notes:

  • In the news: Call for Abstracts for ASUG Annual Conference, and HANA is now available
  • Mobile Influence Counci launched with Jeff at the helm
  • It’s unanimous…we all have iPhones and iPads (we didn’t plan that)
  • Dancing around the mobile platforms

If you didn’t catch them, check out the mobile solutions from AntiviaRoambi, and SAP.

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