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July 2013 Newsletter

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The SAP Users’ Group of Texas – July 2013 Newsletter

Table of Contents:

1.   Next SUG-TX Meeting – July 30th, Tuesday * note new date
2.   Future SUG-TX Meetings
3.   Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group
4.   Database & Developer Digest Blog
5.   Give a Friend the Best Techie gift ever!
6.   ISUG-TECH Announces Special Member Benefit for Gold Members
7.   Sybase Training Schedule

1)    Next SUG-TX Meeting – July 30th, Tuesday (new date)

NEW LOCATION! Our next meeting on July 30th, Tuesday this month from 4:30pm to 6pm. Hope to see you there!

Simplify and Automate Database Backup and Recovery for SAP Sybase ASE

The SAP Sybase Users’ Group of Texas welcomes Symphony Teleca to our next meeting on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Guest speaker Monica Fiveash, Symphony Teleca’s Product Marketing Manager will showcase DBback™, a full-featured database backup & recovery solution for SAP Sybase databases. Join us and learn how automated database administration tasks provides:

•           One step database duplication for creating dev and test databases
•           Easy refreshes of dev and test databases with no impact to production server
•           Create and maintain disaster recovery databases (standby database)
•           Automated recovery testing to ensure recoverability and provide estimated recovery times for availability SLAs

About Symphony Teleca
Symphony Teleca Corporation, headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., is the world’s first services company dedicated exclusively to helping clients manage the global convergence of software, the cloud and connected devices. We deliver solutions for product and services innovation, with contemporary product development, systems integration, analytics and managed services to hundreds of organizations around the world across all major verticals.

Meeting Location:
SAP America, Inc. – Houston
2601 Westheimer Road
Suite C250
Houston, TX 77042

2)  Future SUG-TX Meetings
In an effort to  better plan and coordinate our future meetings, the SUG-TX Board has decided to meet every other month versus on a monthly basis. This will allow more time to schedule out-of-town guest speakers and notify all interested parties in a timely manner.

Mark your calendar for future topics for SUG-TX Meetings:

Nov/Dec               Annual Holiday Gathering        TBA

3)  Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group
The SAP Users’ Group of Texas has a group in LinkedIn.  If you wish to join, submit a request.  You can find the group by searching for “Sybase Texas” in the groups directory.  Contact secretary@sugtx.org<mailto:secretary@sugtx.org> if you have any questions.

4)  Database & Developer Digest Blog
Check out the Database & Developer Digest Blog by Adrian Bridgwater at www.isug.com<http://www.isug.com/>.  One of his latest blogs is entitled “SAP hopes to simplify Mobile Analytics With One App for All Analytic Experiences”. “SAP has announced the latest release of the SAP® BusinessObjects™ Mobile app.
Now available on the iTunes store, the mobile app brings together multiple business intelligence (BI) and analytic applications from SAP into a single app, offering customers the flexibility and freedom to do business better on-the-go. The new 5.0 release puts the power of mobile analytics from SAP in one place, enabling users to easily interact with reports and dashboards and enjoy self-service discovery and exploration.

As organizations shift from a predominantly PC-based workforce to mobile, they cannot afford to have employees disconnected from the enterprise when critical decisions need to be made. When information is difficult to access outside the office or not available in real time, organizations are forced to answer business questions with old data or none at all. The new release of SAP BusinessObjects Mobile, built on SAP® Mobile Platform, now enables users to collaborate using the SAP® Jam social software platform, do voice command as a form of annotation and ask any question and get answers with “Exploration Views” on their iOS device. …” Learn more at www.isug.com<http://www.isug.com/>.

5)  Give a Friend the Best Techie gift ever!
Check out the ISUG-TECH Member Blog by Cynthia Gill at www.isug.com<http://www.isug.com/>.  One of his latest blogs is entitled “Give a Friend the Best Techie gift ever!” Here’s some of the blog details: “Challenge: Do you know someone that likes a discount? By referring a friend to join ISUG-TECH, you will be providing that friend a discount for the Best Techie Gift ever — and it means that you too can be a winner!

Your name will go into a monthly drawing for a $50 Gift card and have a chance to buy something you’ve always wanted. Your name then stays in the pot to accumulate your chances of winning in the draw month-after-month, so your opportunity of winning increases.

For each friend you refer to ISUG-TECH, you will be offering that friend a 10% discount on their ISUG-TECH Gold Membership. Five key benefits of an ISUG-TECH Gold Membership are:

•         Special 39% “Techie” discount to SAP’s TechEd Conference in Las Vegas (Oct. 21-25)

•         Wide range of other attractive business and personal discounts, plus access to free software for own use

•         ISUG-TECH Journal mailed directly to you, plus online access to further technical information on ASE, HANA, IQ, PowerBuilder, Replication Server, PowerDesigner, etc.

•         Invitations to ISUG Technical Webcasts

•         Privileged access to hands-on training sessions and roadshow events

Simply provide your contact information and your friend’s contact information on the following link that can be cut & pasted to your browser: http://my.isug.com/p/su/rd/sid=53 and if your friend joins, you’ll get a chance to win the $50 prize!

There is no limit on the number of referrals — for every friend you refer who joins, we’ll give you another chance to win! And to give your friend an extra incentive, we’ll give them a chance to win too! To give your friend an extra incentive, we’ll give him or her a chance to win too for joining! …” Learn more at www.isug.com<http://www.isug.com/>.

6)  ISUG-TECH Announces Special Member Benefit for Gold Members
ISUG-TECH is pleased to announce that we have secured a limited number of special “lecture only” passes for this year’s SAP TechEd conference in Las Vegas in October from October 21-25.
These passes are available only to ISUG-TECH Gold Members, and enable the pass holder to attend all keynotes, lecture sessions and special events at the conference, along with access to the exhibit hall and clubhouse. (Holders of the pass will not be able to register for or attend any hands-on workshops.)

These special passes cost only $1695 (compared to $2795 for the full conference pass), and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of available passes is limited, so do not wait until the last minute to register – you may be too late!
Registration instructions are available on the member benefits page for Gold members. Do not share these instructions with other people. Every registration will be verified for ISUG-TECH Gold membership. Registrations from people that are not Gold members are subject to cancellation by SAP.

We worked hard to get this special pass for our Gold members in order to make the cost of attending the conference more in line with the old Sybase TechWave events upto 2008. We felt that sacrificing the hands-on workshops was well worth the ability for more former Sybase customers to be able to participate in a conference that is larger than any Sybase conference ever was.
If you are a Gold member, please make the extra effort to get to TechEd this year.  If you are not a Gold member, you will need to upgrade to Gold membership prior to registering for the conference. You can do this at my.isug.com/upgrade.
Let us know what you think.  Will this new benefit help you to convince your employer to send you to Las Vegas? Follow the ISUG Member’s Blog at www.isug.com<http://www.isug.com/> and be the first to know about more upcoming changes.

7)   Sybase Training Schedule
Contact:  972-687-6400
Register: 1 800-8-SYBASE

Please verify class availability with Sybase registration or http://sed.sybase.com/Osiris/osiris_location_NAA1.htm#DL

Send news to: secretary@sugtx.org<mailto:secretary@sugtx.org>

Do you have suggestions for our group? Would you like to present your SAP and Sybase solutions to the SAP Users’ Group of Texas? The group is always looking for compelling presentations for our monthly meetings. Let us hear them!

Please forward this newsletter to anyone interested in learning more about SAP and Sybase products. To be added to or removed from the SUG-TX mailing list, subscribe to the mailing list at the SUG-TX Community on the My.ISUG.com website. Contact secretary@sugtx.org<mailto:secretary@sugtx.org> if you have any questions.

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