Mary Hunt

Mary Hunt

Mary Hunt has been a Cloud Technical Business Development Executive with IBM since 2012 with a focus on SAP and SoftLayer. In this role, she supported IBM Sales with her SAP technical knowledge, working both as a salesperson and the sales engineer. She has executed deals up to $6 million in revenue for IBM Cloud for SAP Applications. Previous to moving over to IBM Cloud Sales organization, she led technical teams for IBM in implementations of SAP for financial and industrial customers. She is a certified Technical Seller with IBM in SoftLayer and ERP in the cloud, and is also a certified SAP Technical Consultant.

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SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials

SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials (Electronic Editions)

$39.95
This book focuses on security topics associated with cloud computing within the SAP space and provides readers with detailed knowledge, expert guidance and best practices to minimize risk and ensure mission critical systems and data remain secure at all times. View

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  • Chapter 4: The Launch Phase

    This chapter examines the first of four phases every cloud implementation should have, beginning with the Launch phase and opening with an explanation of on-boarding methodology. While not a rehash of project management methodology, it provides best practice recommendations for selecting a project team, finding a partner, establishing project governance, creating project plans, reviewing and defining scope and transition, defining priorities, and refining roles and responsibilities.

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  • Chapter 3: SAP on the Cloud: In Depth

    This chapter examines SAP’s new cloud platform based on SAP HANA and how it is different not only from other similar applications but even from other SAP implementations. It also makes the case for on-premise implementations versus cloud managed services. It asks the question: If my SAP implementation is mission critical, should it be on the cloud? It also presents an overview of the methodology of moving SAP to the cloud, including a detailed discussion of SAP’s newest cloud platform based on SAP S/4HANA.

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  • Chapter 8: Software Updates

    This chapter covers the importance of software updates. It may seem like a boring topic, but keeping software up to date is essential to good security. We also talk about how a provider can implement updates without interrupting your service. You'll understand how those updates have prevented issues in the past and where to look for new SAP notes, which detail fixes. You should be able to ask intelligent questions about their update policy to make sure it's as aggressive as you need it to be. 

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