Sam Gassem

Sam Gassem

Sam Gassem is senior business consultant and SAP BW lead at Rural Sourcing, Inc. (RSI). He has 13 years of experience on SAP NetWeaver BW. RSI is a leader in domestic sourcing, a cost-effective, on-shore alternative to the traditional model for IT outsourcing. RSI specializes in software development and support and maintenance for critical business applications. Its development centers are located in second- and third-tier cities across the United States. RSI was founded in 2004 by the former CIO of Baxter Healthcare with the intention of bringing jobs to areas of the United States in which historically the job market was dominated by agriculture and manufacturing.

ARTICLES

What Every BW/BI Developer Needs to Know About ABAP in BW

Over time every BW developer needs to write ABAP in SAP NetWeaver BW to be able to meet user requirements. ABAP might be required in a start routine, end routine, expert routine, InfoPackage, Data Transfer Process, Analysis Process Designer, query, or field. Get basic knowledge on how to write ABAP code and the differences between each routine method.
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BOOKS

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Advancing Your ABAP Skills (Electronic + Print Bundle)

$139.95
At SAP Professional Journal, our mission is to help you build your skills and achieve the business goals of the organizations you serve. This anthology, a collection of articles recently published in SAP Professional Journal and BI Expert, has been curated with this guiding principle in mind — to help you advance your ABAP skills and stay on the leading edge of SAP technology. View
Anthology_ABAP

Advancing Your ABAP Skills (Print)

$129.95
At SAP Professional Journal, our mission is to help you build your skills and achieve the business goals of the organizations you serve. This anthology, a collection of articles recently published in SAP Professional Journal and BI Expert, has been curated with this guiding principle in mind — to help you advance your ABAP skills and stay on the leading edge of SAP technology. View
Anthology_ABAP

Advancing Your ABAP Skills (Electronic Editions)

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$119.95
At SAP Professional Journal, our mission is to help you build your skills and achieve the business goals of the organizations you serve. This anthology, a collection of articles recently published in SAP Professional Journal and BI Expert, has been curated with this guiding principle in mind — to help you advance your ABAP skills and stay on the leading edge of SAP technology. View

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  • Chapter 7: Phase Four: Transition

    In the final phase, transition, we go through what you can expect at go-live, followed by lengthy discussions regarding service level agreements, operations process training, and transition to cloud operations. We talk about intricacies of system stabilization and monitoring. Finally, we explore the options for business continuity and security

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  • Chapter 6: Phase Three: Build

    In the third phase, build, we walk through developing proofs of concept for your project. The chapter discusses how to take advantage of a provision-shared infrastructure, as well as strategies for building and testing that infrastructure. There is an examination on how to build and mitigate databases and applications, as well as planning the phase cutover. It also looks at automated provisioning and automated services.

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  • Chapter 5: Phase Two: Model

    The second phase of moving SAP to the cloud, model, contains an overview of the second half of onboarding to the cloud. It examples infrastructure requirements and design and walks the reader through the process of developing a workload analysis. The chapter discusses application and business process discovery as well as operational run books and migration strategy.

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  • Encryption

    The previous chapters [of SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials] discussed how cloud providers can prevent an attacker from accessing your data. But what happens if an attacker does gain access? Does this mean it’s game over, data’s stolen, start running damage control? Not necessarily. This is where encryption can help you. In this chapter excerpt, we’ll cover what encryption is and how you can use it to protect your cloud-based SAP system.

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