About the Author Bret Applegate
Bret Applegate is a senior SAP Technical Professional with 15 years of IT industry experience, serving in a variety of roles ranging from SAP Basis Consultant, SAP Basis Lead, SAP Technical Architect, Hosting Delivery Manager for the NTT DATA Business Solutions Managed Cloud division, and, finally, in his current role in Customer Engagements (pre-sales) for NTT DATA Business Solutions Managed Cloud. He has worked for a variety of firms, both large and small. This varied experience gives him a unique perspective. Specialties: SAP Solution Administration and Enterprise Architecture, SAP HANA, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows, UNIX/LINUX, SAP Upgrades and Unicode Conversions, Backup and Recovery, ABAP and Java administration, and project management.