SAP Small Business One:A hands-on guide to install andconfigure SAP Small Business One Tobias Lombacher
SAP is a very fast growing marketplace with more than 48,000 customers in 120 countries. SAP plans to aggressively grow its customer base to 100,000 by 2010. Partners are already generating billions of dollars in revenues. The question is: How can you leverage SAP for your business? This book provides answers and gives interested readers an overview of the multiple options to partner with SAP. ------ The SAP Partnering Handbook is an excellent starting point for anybody in the software industry who wants to leverage the huge SAP ecosystem for their strategic growth plans and learn how to partner with SAP. Franz Baljer / President of the International Association for SAP Partners (IA4SP) ------ This book is a must read for those wanting to invest in a partnership with SAP. It not only provides a very good overview of the various partner programs but also provides guidelines on how to leverage them for your own benefit. Paul Jozefak / Venture Capitalist at Neuhaus Partners and formerly at SAP Ventures About the Authors: This book was written by a small team of seasoned SAP partnership experts and business development experts at Synomic, a boutique management consultancy with a focus on the SAP ecosystem and software start-ups. The founder of Synomic is Ralf Meyer, who has more than 25 years of experience in the Enterprise Software industry and who has a successful management track record at both SAP AG and international SAP software partners. Consulting services provided by Synomic include: - Alliance Management Consulting - Business & Corporate Development Consulting - Go-To-Market Services Ralf is also a co-founder and active member of the International Association for SAP Partners e.V. (IA4SP), based in Walldorf /Germany. You can e-mail the authors at firstname.lastname@example.org Further information on Synomic can be found at www.synomic.com Information on IA4SP can be found at www.ia4sp.org
As leadership consultants and executive trainers, Bonnie St. John and Allen P. Haines have heard the same complaints from clients for years: periodic burnout, lack of focus and low energy. So they dug into the latest research on neuroscience, psychology and physiology, looking for big answers. Instead they found small answers - proof that small adjustments in daily routines, including thought patterns, food and drink and rest and movement, can fight the forces that sap our energy and restore focus and drive. They call these amazing efficient, restorative techniques micro-resilience. Thousands of men and women from all walks of life have already found effortless ways to incorporate these little changes into the busiest of schedules. Dozens of entertaining anecdotes from real people using micro-resilience demonstrate that when our brains fire faster, our energy increases, and we can cope with almost any surprise, pressure or crisis, no matter how big or small. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Allen P. Haines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001251de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of one of today’s most inspiring, admired, and successful global leaders. In Winners Dream, Bill McDermott - the co-CEO of the world’s largest business software company, SAP - chronicles how relentless optimism, hard work, and disciplined execution embolden people and equip organizations to achieve audacious goals. Growing up in working-class Long Island, a 16-year-old Bill traded three hourly wage jobs to buy a small deli, which he ran by instinctively applying ideas that would be the seeds for his future success. After paying for and graduating college, Bill talked his way into a job selling copiers door-to-door for Xerox, where he went on to rank number one in every sales position he held and eventually became the company’s youngest-ever corporate officer. Eventually, Bill left Xerox and in 2002 became the unlikely president of SAP’s flailing American business unit. There, he injected enthusiasm and accountability into the demoralized culture by scaling his deli, sales, and management strategies. In 2010, Bill was named co-CEO, and in May 2014 he will become SAP’s sole, and first non-European, CEO. Colorful and fast-paced, Bill’s anecdotes contain effective takeaways: gutsy career moves; empathetic sales strategies; incentives that yield exceptional team performance; and proof of the competitive advantages of optimism and hard work. At the heart of Bill’s story is a blueprint for success and the knowledge that the real dream is the journey, not a preconceived destination. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Bill McDermott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006870de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book represents an attempt to fully review the phenomenon of the blogosphere. The intention is to provide a reliable guide to understanding and analyzing the world of the unimaginable number of diverse blogs, each consisting of innumerable posts, which in their entirety form the blogosphere. We go on to answer the questions of how to grasp the complexity of the blogosphere and extract useful knowledge from it. In setting out to write this book, our central aim was to increase the readers awareness and understanding of the blogosphere phenomenon, including its structure and characteristics. This can be achieved through a better understanding of individual blogs and their particular technical characteristics, as well as a deeper knowledge of how a single blog is embedded and interconnected within the entire blogosphere. The shape and form of the blogosphere can be described using the analogy of different continents. In our description the defining features and characteristics of the continents are illustrated by paradigmatic example blogs. Following on from the structural analysis we provide details of the available methods and describe the complex challenge of automatically retrieving information from the abundance of data contained in the blogosphere. Finally, we present our blog search platform, called BLOGINTELLIGENCE and describe all the tools and features we have developed during the last couple of years to explore the blogosphere. Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Christoph Meinel (1954) is President and CEO of the Hasso-Plattner-Institut for IT-Systems Engineering (HPI) and full professor (C4) for computer science at the University of Potsdam. His research field is Internet and Web Technologies and Systems. Beside he is a teacher at the HPI School of Design Thinking, a visiting professor at the Computer Science School of the Technical University of Beijing (China) and a research fellow of the interdisciplinary center SnT at the University of Luxembourg. Since 2008 he is program director of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program. He is author or co-author of 10 text books and monographs and has published more than 350 per-reviewed scientific papers in highly recognised international scientific journals and conferences. Philipp Berger is a Ph.D. student at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute,Germany, investigating new algorithms for analyzing social media channels. Currently, his focus is the identification of important authors and topics among weblogs.His research results are part of a joint research project called BlogIntelligence that offers a web prototype portal (blog-intelligence.com). Philipp, born in Berlin, earned his Bachelor and Master degree in IT Systems Engineering at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute. During his studies he went abroad for an internship on product feature extraction of product Reviews at SAP Labs, India. Dr. Justus Bross joined the research organization Bell Labs of Alcatel-Lucent as head of the newly formed research department Strategic Industries Research. He published several papers in the research area of the collaborative- and social web in general, and weblogs in particular. His thesis also focuses on the Understanding and Leveraging the Social Physics of the Blogosphere and was mentored by Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel. Justus, born in 1979 in the city of Bonn (Germany), graduated from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands with a master degree (M.Sc.) in International Business, earned a master degree in engineering (MBE) from the Steinbeis academy and the D.E.L.E language diplomaat the University of Salamanca in Spain. He wrote his final thesis about the disruptive character of VoIP in collaboration with Deutsche Telekom AG. Patrick Hennig , born in 1988 in the city of Walldürn, Germany, got a bachelors degree (B.Sc) in IT-Systems Engineering from Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam, Germany. He wrote his bachelor thesis in cooperation with SES Astra, Belgium and SAP Research Pretoria, South Africa about project management with SCRUM in small scale projects. After he received his bachelors degree he studied abroad at University of Coimbra, Portugal in Computer Engineering. Since his masters studies (M.Sc.) in IT-Systems Engineering and the master thesis about Identifying Trends based on the Blogosphere at Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam, Germany, he is focusing on the topic of social media monitoring especially by working on an analysis framework for blogs, integrated into a
Why al Qaeda is winning its war against the West - and America has been playing right into its hands. In the decade since 9/11, the United States has grown weaker: It has been bogged down by costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has spent billions of dollars on security to protect air travel and other transport, as well as the homeland more generally. Much of this money has been channeled into efforts that are inefficient by design and highly bureaucratic, a lack of coordination between and among the government, and an array of contractors making it difficult to evaluate the return on the enormous investment that we have made in national security. Meanwhile, public morale has been sapped by measures ranging from color-coded terror alerts to full-body hand searches. Now counterterrorism expert Daveed Gartenstein-Ross details the strategic missteps the U.S. has made in the fight against al Qaeda, a group that U.S. planners never really took the time to understand. For this reason, America´s responses to the terrorist threat have often unwittingly helped al Qaeda achieve its goals. Gartenstein-Ross´s book explains what the country must do now to stem the bleeding.Explains in detail al Qaeda´s strategy to sap and undermine the American economy, and shows how the United States played into the terrorist group´s hands by expanding the battlefield and setting up an expensive homeland security bureaucracy that has difficulty dealing with a nimble, adaptive foeOutlines how al Qaeda´s economic plans have evolved toward an ultimate ´´strategy of a thousand cuts´´, which involves smaller yet more frequent attacks against Western societiesShows how the domestic politicization of terrorism has weakened the United States, skewing its priorities and causing it to misallocate counterterrorism resourcesOffers a practical plan for building domestic resiliency against terrorist attacks, and escaping the mistakes that have undermi... ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004694de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inspired by the lost voices of the Romany Holocaust, this heartbreaking and tender novel will appeal to readers who loved Sophie´s Choice, Schindler´s Ark, and The Book Thief. ´´Remarkable - brave, big-hearted and beautifully written´´ (Andrew Miller, author of the Costa Award-winner PURE) Austria, 1944. Jakob, a gypsy boy - half Roma, half Yenish - runs, as he has been told to do. With shoes of sackcloth, still stained with another´s blood, a stone clutched in one hand, a small wooden box in the other. He runs blindly, full of fear, empty of hope. For hope lies behind him in a green field with a tree that stands shaped like a Y. He knows how to read the land, the sky. When to seek shelter, when not. He has grown up directing himself with the wind and the shadows. They are familiar to him. It is the loneliness that is not. He has never, until this time, been so alone. ´´Don´t be afraid, Jakob,´´ his father has told him, his voice weak and wavering. ´´See the colours, my boy,´´ he has whispered. So he does. Rusted ochre from a mossy bough. Steely white from the sap of the youngest tree. On and on Jakob runs. Spanning from one world war to another, taking us across England, Switzerland and Austria, Jakob´s Colours is about the painful legacies passed down from one generation to another, finding hope where there is no hope and colour where there is no colour. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Bentinck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000766de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DO YOU WORK WITH VAMPIRES? LEARN HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF! Banish the bloodsuckers from your professional life Whether it´s a coworker, subordinate, or boss, there´s at least one emotional vampire in every office. These people try your patience, sap your energy, and add an entirely unhealthy dynamic to workplace productivity. The bestselling author of Emotional Vampires and Dinosaur Brains shows you how to spot and deal effectively with these dysfunctional elements in the workplace: ANTISOCIALS, who crave excitement in all its forms, including aggression If your boss or a coworker is trying to push you around . . . Learn that the most important battle to fight with a bully is in your own mind . HISTRIONICS, who believe that what it looks like is more important than what it is If your boss thinks any problem can be solved with a motivational seminar . . . Learn how to get a manager wannabe to actually manage . NARCISSISTS, who believe that the universe revolves around them If your CEO makes Louis XVI look like Gandhi . . . Learn techniques that diplomats have used throughout history to teach infantile monarchs to act like grown-ups . OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVES, who can´t seem to see the forest for the trees If there is absolutely no task that your boss considers too small to micromanage . . . Learn to be a Control-Freak Whisperer by seeing your boss´s fear rather than your own irritation . PARANOIDS, who think they´ve found the simple truthsthat explain everything If you work in a place where you can´t get ahead unless you drink the Kool-Aid . . . Learn how to recognize a toxic belief system before it poisons you . VAMPIRE CULTURES: when vampires get promoted to positions of power, they remake organizations in their own image . . . Learn the 15 warning signs that tell you to get out before sunset . PRAISE FOR EMOTIONAL VAMPIRES: ´´We love so much about this book! A great complement to Dealing with People You Can´t Stand , it goes beyond dealing with the merely difficult behavior to the truly pathological. Bernstein offers believable examples and useful descriptions. This is the book to recommend when the topic of truly horrible behavior comes up!´´ -- Dr. Rick Kirschner and Dr. Rick Brinkman, authors of theinternational bestseller Dealing with People You Can´t Stand ´´This book equips individuals with the tools to identify and defend against a wide array of emotional vampires at work. It offers well-developed tactics for navigating the most difficult people in any organization.´´ -- Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, bestselling authors of Working with You Is Killing Me and Mean Girls at Work ´´It´s amazing how one manipulative, territorial, or otherwise self-serving boss or employee can make the lives of everyone around miserable. In Emotional Vampires at Work , Albert Bernstein offers concrete, step-by-step guidance to manage life around these misfits. You´ll learn to take care of your and your valued colleagues´ needs, while contributing your best to your organization-with maturity and sanity.´´ -- Nancy Ancowitz, author of Self-Promotion for Introverts