Now, of course, these numbers pale in comparison to the number of viewers who watched on TV (10.7 million, impressive for being in the middle of a workday). And then that number pales in comparison to how many are watching the World Cup worldwide (estimated to be in the hundreds of millions). Wow!
And for better or for worse, the question of who's going to win feels so unpredictable. So many teams with so much talent and too many variables to keep track of. Wouldn't it be fun to come up with the unstoppable team? Who would be on this team? Here are a few of my picks:
Argentina - Lionel Messi
Brazil - Neymar
Colombia - James Rodríguez
Costa Rica - Keilor Navas
France - Karim Benzema
Germany - Thomas Müller
Germany - Miroslav Klose
United States - Fabian Johnson
United States - Jermaine Jones
Netherlands - Arjen Robben
Now, of course, the dream team listed above is just a compilation of my initial thoughts on the matter. I'm sure you are likely to have your own perspective on this, and the experts would want to chime in as well. The point is, the truly unstoppable dream team would be quite the compilation of picks determined by experts and the community together and then carefully vetted.
You can probably see where I'm going with this... We here on the rapid-deployment solutions (RDS) team like to think of our solutions as the unstoppable dream team of deployment options from SAP. With an implementation methodology designed to maximize predictability through pre-configured software, best practices, and services, deployments are faster and outcomes are more predictable no matter if you choose an on-premise, cloud, or hybrid scenario. And unlike my dream team picks above, each RDS package is put together by a team of experts and goes through quite the testing process.
In case you've missed the most recent announcements around our RDS packages, here are some highlights:
And remember, just like a how a true World Cup dream team wouldn't be as successful if only put together by the experts, same goes with our RDS packages. We love feedback and love to involve our community. So feel free to share any feedback you have on any of these packages. It helps make our packages all the better.
And if you've made it this far, thanks for reading during the World Cup! Now back to watching football...