My good friend Jeremy Wonson (@virtualwonton) and I recently came up with an innovative social media idea of capturing EMC & VCE (with VMWare) for SAP customer success stories and then wrapping a contest around it…with the winner getting a spot on a Chad’s World episode.
We figured that we needed to have some additional fun this summer!
In so many twitter and blog posts around the world, it’s clear the value companies enjoy when running SAP on EMC and/or VCE Vblock, when virtualizing SAP, and when adopting a cloud strategy with SAP. In the midst of all this goodness, we wonder:
1. Who has the most compelling story of virtualized SAP running better on EMC storage or VCE Vblock with the biggest financial benefit or savings?
2. Who has the most compelling time to market story for SAP due to virtualization on EMC or Vblock?
Who can win?
Any SAP ecosystem individual (Customers, EMC, VCE, VMware, Cisco employees, Partner community: VAR, SI, SP, OS) can submit their customer’s story and win. Please remember that you must have permission from the customer to share the story (unless of course you are the customer :)). We aren’t regulating this, but if you win, part of the experience will be to participate in the Chad’s World episode with the customer. Since a success story is ultimately good press for your customers, and knowing the global audience Chad’s World attracts, I’m sure your customers will be more than willing to participate. We don’t require proof from you or the customer, but please be honest and be true to your good reputation. Once you email us the success story, we reserve the right to share your success story through a variety of social media outlets including our blogs and twitter accounts using #SAPonEMC. You and your customer will get good press whether they win or not! The most important thing to remember is that as much as we want to hear from the SEs, VARs or integrator, we want to hear from the customer even more! Any entries with customer quotes and customer input will automatically score higher in our compelling-stuff-o-meter.
To compete, email your success story in a format of a write up and/or short video to:
These SAP success stories/videos will be posted on http://henrikwagner.wordpress.com
Winners will be judged in 2 categories:
1. Most Compelling financial benefit story
2. Most Compelling time to market story
The grand prize winner in each category will enjoy a spot together on an upcoming Chad’s World episode with a member of the customer’s IT staff. You and your customer will have the opportunity to discuss the success story of virtualized SAP running better on EMC and/or Vblock with Chad Sakac. With the global reach Chad’s World enjoys, this will be a great opportunity to showcase a customer’s SAP success story.
Get your stories in for the contest this summer and then towards the end of the summer in Aug we will announce the winners. Game On!!!…and dont forget to use the #SAPonEMC twitter tag