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    SAP to double down on cybersecurity strategy

    BY AIMEE CHANTHADAVONG, ZDNet     Having a cybersecurity strategy will be a “driving force” going forward for SAP, according to company CEO Bill McDermott.   While no specific details were disclosed during the opening keynote about what approach SAP was going to take, McDermott told journalists at 2016 SAP Sapphire Now in Orlando, Florida that focusing on security has never been more crucial for the firm.   “You’re never done on focusing on security, especially cybersecurity. We not only focus on all the 45 years of learning that we’ve had in security in the ERP system, but we do that in multiple geographies and multiple industries, with multiple security techniques…[this] is what has really differentiated SAP,” he said.   “We have a security department, we have a head of security, and we’re also making organic investments in continuing to strengthen the focus on security, especially cybesecurity.”   Conversely, last


    7 Easy LinkedIn Tweaks That Boost Your Web Presence

    BY CHIRAG KULKARNI,   As the world’s largest professional network–it has more than 400 million members–LinkedIn is one of the best locations to market your business, network to find new opportunities, and land clients.   I like to think of LinkedIn as your online résumé and one of the first places that someone goes before meeting you in person.   Because of the power that LinkedIn possesses, it’s vital that you stand out there by having a top-notch page that showcases your talents, expertise, and personality. You can actually accomplish this feat by implementing the following seven tweaks.   1. Optimize your profile This should be a no-brainer, yet it’s an area that remains commonly overlooked. The best place to start is by completely filling out every section of your profile, having an updated and professional-looking photograph, and a unique headline that briefly describes why you’re so awesome.  



    How Big Data Has Transformed Our Economy And Our Lives in 2015

    From by Deven Parekh   The great Danish physicist Niels Bohr once observed that “prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” Particularly in the ever-changing world of technology, today’s bold prediction is liable to prove tomorrow’s historical artifact. But thinking ahead about wide-ranging technology and market trends is a useful exercise for those of us engaged in the business of partnering with entrepreneurs and executives that are building the next great company.   Moreover, let’s face it: gazing into the crystal ball is a time-honored, end-of-year parlor game. And it’s fun.   So in the spirit of the season, I have identified five big data themes to watch in 2015. As a marketing term or industry description, big data is so omnipresent these days that it doesn’t mean much. But it is pretty clear that we are at a tipping point. The global scale of the


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