Why I’ve bought Google Wi-Fi

Why I’ve bought Google Wi-Fi

This morning as the snow fell in Boston I was delivered an eagerly awaited nondescript brown cardboard box containing my set of three Google Wi-Fi routers. This isn’t just a chance to play with some new technology but rather the latest in my attempts to finally achieve wireless networking success after years of merely adequate implementations. All too frequently my network use is plagued with slow speeds, limited signal coverage and general network instability as I wander around my house so it is…

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SAPPHIRE & ASUG – What’s in your bag?

SAPPHIRE & ASUG – What’s in your bag?

May 14th 2016 and we are, yet again, on the eve of the SAPPHIRE and ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando Florida. 25,000+ people flocking from all corners of the globe talking nothing but SAP, Innovation and the future of their digital enterprise. It is truly a unique and incredible experience for anybody who has not been before! Surviving SAPPHIRE is not difficult but there are a few things I always make sure make it into my bag to make my life…

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IoT, Privacy and what we don’t realize

IoT, Privacy and what we don’t realize

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the recent local ASUG chapter meeting at the SAP HQ offices in Newtown Square, PHL. It was a great day and I met some incredibly nice and open people who came together to partake in some awesome discussions around SAP, IoT and social media. When Derek Loranca contacted me and asked for my title I settled on the concept of “Bringing IoT back to reality”.

My search for the true companion device

My search for the true companion device

Over the last few weeks I’ve been on the hunt for a companion device to solve some (seemingly) simple tasks I need to undertake – turns out this is a harder problem to solve than I anticipated. The Background I’m a Mac user – have been for quite a long time now and at the moment I’m using a 13″ MacBook Pro which is a beast of a machine and can pretty much do anything. But there’s a problem –…

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Demo: Voice activated S/4HANA with Amazon Echo

Demo: Voice activated S/4HANA with Amazon Echo

This weekend we had a very severe snow storm on the east coast of the US which of course was a great excuse for me to stay in and do nothing or at least have a play around with my new Amazon Echo. As I mentioned in my previous blog, I’ve been intrigued by Amazon opening up the Echo to developers to allow them to integrate it with whatever system they like so I decided to do just that and…

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The Amazon Echo – Oh Mama!

The Amazon Echo – Oh Mama!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about a gadget and that’s because its been a while since I’ve been really excited about something. But that has changed in the last 12 hours…. Back before Christmas, my beautiful wife asked me the dreaded question – “what do you want for christmas?”. That question normally fills me with dread – because I never know what I want or what won’t be obsolete within 2.5 seconds!! I started thinking about asking for…

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Skill requirements in an S/4HANA World

Skill requirements in an S/4HANA World

I’ll get to the topic of actually moving to S/4HANA later but for now I wanted to address the topic of skill set requirements after/during the move to S/4HANA as it really is one of the most common questions that comes up when I talk to customers about their S/4HANA implementation. Questions like: “Will it all be in ABAP?” “Do I need any extra skill sets?” “What infrastructure will I need outside of HANA?” “How do I approach my SAP development projects?”

2016 – Big Personal Changes & A New Adventure!

2016 – Big Personal Changes & A New Adventure!

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted properly here and there is a good reason for that. Over the past six months I’ve been in the process of some significant personal changes in the form of a move from Bluefin EMEA over to our branch of Bluefin in the United States.

Is the digital transformation leaving consumers out in the cold?

Is the digital transformation leaving consumers out in the cold?

In previous posts I’ve been a heavy proponent of digital transformation in the financial services industry and my position hasn’t changed on that. However recent experiences with some high-street banks have left me stunned with how badly some have implemented these changes to the point where I would go anywhere else to obtain better service.