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Interview with Dr. Klaus Schmelzeisen, VP, Global Data and Technology Services, SAP
Jorge Garcia, TEC's senior BI and Data Management analyst, attended the SAP Sapphire 2013 conference, where he caught up with Dr. Klaus Schmelzeisen, SAP's Vice

dr klaus schmelzeisen  with Dr. Klaus Schmelzeisen, VP, Global Data and Technology Services, SAP Jorge Garcia, TEC's senior BI and Data Management analyst, attended the SAP Sapphire 2013 conference, where he caught up with Dr. Klaus Schmelzeisen, SAP's Vice President of Global Data and Technology Services. In this podcast, recorded live on the show floor, Jorge asks Dr. Schmelzeisen a few questions about HANA, how companies are adapting to the era of Big Data, and the challenges facing small and midsize businesses.

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The "S" in SAP Doesn't Stand for Security (that goes for PeopleSoft too)


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dr klaus schmelzeisen  to TEC's questions to Dr. Peter Barth, Technology Marketing Manager for SAP AG in Walldorf, Germany, was With all the customers using SAP R/3, I have never heard this question before. We will have to investigate it further. Further investigation by Walldorf revealed the following response: SAP supports for the connection between database and application server support by security standards provided by the database as well as open interfaces to external security products. Typically, database specific fe Read More

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CAXA is the largest domestic provider of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in China. The company's suite of CAD/CAM products and PLM solutions are designed to address the complete spectrum of product life cycle requirements-from early conceptual design, detailed design, process planning, and shop-floor management to post-sale services.There are more than 200,000 seats of CAXA installed at locations throughout China, including 35 CAXA regional sales and service offices, 300 training centers, and 300 business partners. More than 1,200 domestic universities and vocational schools use CAXA for training courses. CAXA is also the standard testing tool for many government-sponsored certificate programs.CAXA's customer base consists of manufacturing, assembly, and tooling enterprises in the equipment, heavy machinery, automotive, aerospace, and defense industries. Customers include Haier, Lenovo, First Automotive Works (FAW), Shengu, Yantai Moon, Beijing Petroleum Machinery, Xi'an Aero-engine, QiQihar First Machine Toolworks, Dalian Locomotive & Roll Stock Works, Huanghai Bus, and Yunma Aircraft.Headquartered in Beijing Zhongguancun Science Park-China's Silicon Valley-the company is led by its Chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), Dr. Yi Lei. The company's international operation, IronCAD-located in Atlanta, Georgia (US), and led by Dr. Tao-Yang Han-is an employee-owned enterprise.

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Program Testing Methodology Part One: Preparing for Testing


Program testing and debugging is one of the most critical aspects of implementing a computer system. Without programs which properly work, the system will never process information and produce the output for which it was designed. Testing procedures should be established and testing roles should be demarcated between the programmer and the analyst. Once this is done, test data that can test the limits of the program should then be created.

dr klaus schmelzeisen  used to determine record addresses must be tested and also the routine which handles synonyms must be heavily tested. Any time data is stored on a file, such as disk, CD, or cartridge, whether it is relational, sequential, indexed sequential, or direct, the data should be dumped by using a utility program so that the file contents can be examined in detail. A programmer cannot assume that the data is correct because the file was built or that the data on the file was used successfully as input to Read More

Microsoft Axapta: Design Factors Shape System Usage Part Three: Manufacturing Environments


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dr klaus schmelzeisen  where supply is actually driven by consumer demand in real time. He also gave a brief talk on what HANA is doing and can do for several industries, from enabling personalized banking and customized services in the finance industry to enabling the prediction and consumption and real-time consumption analysis in utilities. Jim also pointed out SAP’s three major steps into the future—what he called SAP’s quantum leaps: Innovation—all data is in-memory and HANA is SAP’s innovation platform The Read More

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dr klaus schmelzeisen  by the presentation of Dr. Gerd Wolfram, the Managing Director of Metro Group Information Technology GmbH, IT service provider of the German retail giant Metro AG. Information technologies have a huge impact on retail business performance. This “magic” in IT technology was fantastic 15 to 20 years ago—and now it has become a regular staple and commonness in retail organizations. Metro AG has defined three major future retail industry trends: new forms of communications; better service; and real-time Read More

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