Image Gallery: SAP Unveils Integrated BI Strategy Roadmap
Laying out an ambitious roadmap at its SAPPHIRE NOW conference in May, SAP executives detailed an in-memory, tech-powered plan to unite enterprise applications and business intelligence. If it succeeds, the plan will change the course of IT.
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SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe, left, says it will take "many years" to get to Step 6 of the SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner's vision whereby databases underneath apps could be replaced by the New DB. SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott emphasizes that DB choice will remain with customers, and he adds that partners HP, IBM and others were pre-briefed on SAP's strategy.