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  • Fiori Launchpad - Steps to Add Wave 1 apps 16 April 2014, 01:20 AM This blog tends to take a step forward on Fiori Launchpad introduction blog by me. Now that we know that Wave 2 apps have been designed to be accessed by Fiori Launchpad and Launch page is already history. If you have all the Wave one apps up and running, it would be better if you get the entire wave 1 & wave 2 apps on the Launchpad.But how do we do it? SAP has provided a thorough documentation on what Launchpad is, and how it helps us. But still we are missing on any step by step approach to add new apps to your Launchpad. This blog will help you to do the same. And as Fiori aims at “Keepi...
  • New Technologies Team Up….NFC with a Vending Machine 16 April 2014, 12:07 AM In this blog, I talk a lot about mobile payments, machine-to-machine technology, the Internet of Things, big data, cloud computing… We often look at each thing in isolation. But when the technology gets really exciting is when it all comes together to create something greater than the sum of its parts.    For the second year in a row, SAP (my employer) showed off its smart vending machine at the February Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.    A vending machine is a humble device. But don’t let that limit your thinking about what it can do.    When we demonstrate it, we have people dow...
  • Understanding SAP’s connector to Datasift in 5 questions 15 April 2014, 03:21 AM 1. What is the standard way to connect a SAP system to Datasift?SAP delivers a standard connector to connect to Datasift and harvest social data. This is part of the deliveries under the topic of Social Intelligence. You can find more details in this help.sap link. Once data is harvested, all the necessary aspects like Legal Compliance (Consent Management and Retention) and Archiving are taken care of. The block diagram below gives an idea about all the deliverables related to the Social Intelligence topic. 2. Do I need an account with Datasift?Yes, you will need an account with Datasift. Y...
  • Using mobility to drive financial inclusion throughout India 11 April 2014, 03:29 AM In the old days living in remote regions meant exclusion from vital services such as healthcare, education or banking because of the distance to populated areas . Not so any more. Adarsh Credit Co-operative Society, India’s largest credit co-operative society, was founded with a vision to provide financial services to every person no matter how remote on the premise that they already have access to mobile services. Priyanka Modi, Managing Director at Adarsh, says only 35% of India’s population has a bank account. The company’s mission is to change that, and they are using SAP Mobile Platfor...
  • HCE may break the Mobile Payments gridlock for NFC 10 April 2014, 10:35 PM Host Card Emulation Breaks the Mobile Payments GridlockWe’re likely to see the NFC payments space accelerate this year thanks to host card emulation, or HCE. It’s a technology supported by Android 4.4 that gives any mobile device with NFC the ability to behave like a contactless smart card—without needing to go through the secure element. Instead, HCE stores and transmits payment info (name, card number, etc.) via the cloud. For more on HCE, this Monitise MobileFI article provides a great intro. MasterCard and Visa have both formally announced they’ve gotten behind HCE—and it’s no surprise,...
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