Archive | April 2010

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Good Apple, Evil Apple

Season 2 Episode 10
In this episode, the guys break down the good, the bad, and the ugly about Apple and the iPad. If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 50 minutes

Talking Points

It was a such a close race for which photo to use for the podcast, I had to post them both

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – AWS, SAPPHIRE, & iPad

Will the iPad and other tablet devices be useful in the Enterprise?

Season 2 Episode 9
Join hosts Ed Herrmann and Thomas Jung in this podcast episode where they cover a little bit of everything from running SAP instances in the Amazon cloud to thoughts on how iPad-like devices may be used in the Enterprise. If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 53 minutes

Talking Points

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – SAP Inside Track Sydney – Agile Development Roundtable

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Keeping with our recent topic of Agile Development, I recorded a round table discussion on the topic at the recent SAP Inside Track Sydney (which took place at the start of the Mastering SAP Technologies Conference). We had a really good discussion about Agile in the SAP space and I shared my experiences from working with the Web Dynpro ABAP foundation team, which was one of the SAP internal pilot teams for Agile during the 7.0 Enhancement Package 2 development cycle.

The Inside Track had four separate round table discussions going on at once and all in the same room. I boosted the audio levels on the recording but sometimes people farther away from the microphone asking questions or adding comments can be a bit difficult to hear.

Running Time: 50 minutes

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – SAPlink Edition 1

SAPlink is an Open Source project from the Enterprise Geeks incubator. Recently, there has been some discussion on the SAP Community Network asking about the current status of the project. In an effort to improve and open communication on all things SAPlink, we bring to you this special SAPlink edition podcast. Enjoy!

Running Time: 21 minutes

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Finding Geeks and Keeping Them Happy

Season 2 Episode 8
In this gem of an episode, our friend and loyal eGhead Jon Reed from JonERP.com joins Ed and Thomas as they discuss the subject of finding and retaining talented geeks. If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 66 minutes

Talking Points

  • 00:15 – Random Chit Chat with Jon Reed
  • 06:32 – What Jon has been up to
  • 09:30SAP Talent: Are You Making The Most Out of Yours?
  • 10:54 – Given the current economic situation, is there a problem retaining talent?
  • 13:01Leveraging the Talent-Driven Organization (Free to download)
  • 18:30 – Observing Patterns vs. Treating Humans as a Process
  • 21:00 – Why challenge and creativity are more important factors than money
  • 31:00 – Rewarding mediocrity is not a good way to retain talent
  • 40:42 – A generation of straight-to-the-point communication
  • 44:30 – Defining the right career paths
  • 51:40 – Can SAP help their customers retain geeks?
  • 54:45 – The importance of constant learning for consultants
  • 57:00 – Identifying talent
  • 62:00 – Wrap up

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