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Getting into SAP field

If you’re in IT or any related computer field, you probably heard that SAP jobs are one of the highest paying job in the industry. But what is SAP and how do someone can get involved in the SAP?

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SAP SE is a company that was started by 5 former IBM employees back in 1972. Now SAP that stands for Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing has 293,500 customers in 190 countries all over the world. It is used by big corporation and multinational companies as part of standard infrastructure.Over the years, SAP grew so big and started to acquire more companies to be a part of it. Until today, the list of companies bought over by SAP reached 59 companies.

So if you’re looking for SAP jobs, the best place to start is At this website, there’s a subsection that lists all available SAP jobs. You can use the search button. You have the option to choose the job type either permanent or on contractual basis. There’s also an option to provide your expected minimum salary based on month or per annum and the country you’re interested in. You can also list all the companies that is offering the jobs alphabetically.

Not only that, on this particular website, there’s also sections for e-courses. The perfect place for you to start venturing into the SAP field. There’s a wide range of courses catered for anyone interested in SAP and the course starts at as low as USD5 per course. The courses offered are varied from beginners to a more advanced level SAP users or administrators.

For SAP professionals, there’s also a section for SAP tips and SAP objects search. This is pretty helpful for quick references rather than searching the internet for it.

Overall, is a good place to start if you want to venture into SAP, one of the most exciting and rewarding career in IT industry.

GE and Hitachi Team Up to Produce Cleaner Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power has one drawback: what to do with the spent fuel once it’s done its job. Nuclear power is safe, otherwise, and it has the lowest carbon footprint, so we need to continue to figure out how to maximize nuclear power. If we can solve this one dilemma, we have a perfect power source.

 General Electric and Hitachi teamed up recently to pool their nuclear power resources. Their goal? To find a solution to the spent fuel problem and to support advanced reactor technology development. They are in the midst of a new project called PRISM, which is a sodium-cooled fast reactor. It is not in development as of now, but this proposed reactor can consume spent fuel and unused plutonium to produce low-carbon, clean power. GE and Hitachi claim that initial testing shows that PRISM could lower the volume of used nuclear fuel by a whopping 96 percent while simultaneously supplying 10 percent of the electricity needed by the United States.

 Getting the Risks Assessed

To boost this project to the top of the priority pile, the United States Department of Energy has invested heavily. The biggest plus of the DOE’s involvement, beyond the multimillion-dollar investment, is the fact that the project will be used to update PRISM’s safety assessment with Argonne National Laboratory. This is important because the last safety assessment occurred in the 1990s, after the Three Mile Island incident in 1979 and the meltdown in Chernobyl in 1986.

Also, the PRISM project is a brand new methodology, so there are no existing risk assessment strategies that can properly predict how the systems will work together. With a new safety assessment in hand, researchers and engineers will have the tools they need to ensure the safety of the project moving forward.

When working with a new reactor design, the review process can take upward of 15 years, possibly longer. Since the main focus for nuclear projects is safety, having a working assessment method is essential. The remaining factors—environmental impact, efficiency and economics—all have their place, but safety is the chief concern.

 PRISM’s Impact

Since its developers believe that PRISM has the capability to completely change the face of nuclear power in the future, the DOE teaming up with General Electric and Hitachi is an important step. Outside investors have proof from the DOE investment that the project is being taken very seriously as a reliable, safe method for producing power. Since the reactor has the added benefit of consuming used nuclear waste, this is something that could change how the world reacts to and treats nuclear power.

The reactor will take at least another decade before it becomes available for commercial use, so investors should not regard the project as a “get rich quick” addition to their portfolio. It can be, however, a viable investment that can grow by leaps and bounds once it is in use.

Traditional vs Best Practices in System Provisioning

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The hardware and software environment in many organizations has become extremely complex as each department puts different demands on the IT team. This growing complexity is often a result of the proliferation of hardware platforms, operating systems and business applications. Automated system provisioning has made it possible to deploy the necessary software throughout the company and to all these hardware configurations, but there are still some challenges that must be overcome.

In many companies, different departments will require their own hardware configurations and, on top of that, they could have very unique software needs. The engineering department, for example, may need some powerful workstation computers loaded with the appropriate design software. At the same time, the sales department might need something a little more mobile with access to the customer relations management software. Traditional disk imaging and software deployment has made system provisioning easier in some cases, but it can also make things more complex in others.

The Traditional Method

Many companies that employ automated system provisioning methods have, traditionally, used a type of “gold master” disk image for every combination of software and hardware in the company. These are called “fat images” because they include the operating system, the necessary business applications, and all the current updates or patches that have been released to that point.

In a small company, this can still be an effective method, but it does introduce some big challenges as the business starts to grow. As the number of departments in the company increases and more hardware configurations are introduced, the number of fat images that the IT team maintains can expand significantly. If, for example, there are four different hardware platforms used in four different departments, the company is suddenly faced with 16 different images that must be updated and maintained. This kind of expansion tends to add a lot more complexity than it actually removes.

Best Practices

A more effective method is to avoid the fat images and start using the IT team a little more efficiently. A thin image can resolve a lot of the complexities introduced in the traditional method because it includes only the OS and the software that is used across the entire company. Any department-specific software can then be installed directly on the platforms that need it.

This method allows the IT team to focus on only maintaining the images for each hardware configuration, rather than the configurations multiplied by the department-specific applications. The IT team can go around all the complexity that comes from maintaining so many images and provide the software directly to the that department needs it. In the end, this can reduce the amount of effort required to keep software up-to-date, reduce the demands on the IT department, and increase overall efficiency.



Angela Luke

Angela works with Dell KACE. She is interested in all things related to system management as well as deployment. Outside of work she enjoys reading, hiking and writing about technology.