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IBM THINK 2018: BIG BLUE AND BIG BLOCKCHAIN

Posted on April 5, 2018

IBM’s gigantic Think 2018 conference came on the back of the company’s first quarterly revenue rise since Q1 2012. Good news then, and it undoubtedly lent an extra spring to the proceedings at the Mandalay Bay convention centre in Las Vegas....

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SAP as a prism

Posted on November 16, 2017

SAP unveiled its new face at TechED Barcelona in November 2017.

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Is blockchain eating SAP’s lunch?

Posted on November 16, 2017

The blockchain technology is making a huge media impact. Enterprise leaders are pushing their IT departments to set up blockchain projects just to be part of the trend. For some established enterprise software vendors - like SAP - blockchain can be a threat or a big chance. For those not in the enterprise application software business - like ...

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Google is using SAP as a tool to get GDPR trust

Posted on November 16, 2017

Google is expanding its presence in enterprises beyond the classic advertising business. Cloud offerings are being pushed and new partnerships (e.g. with Walmart) are moving into focus.

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German SAP users call for IoT-ready software license models

Posted on September 28, 2017

Companies have started their digital journey and  for SAP customers, the ERP backend is a fundamental part of the technological foundation. These firms evaluate other SAP solutions such as SAP Leonardo that support IoT-based applications and the SAP Cloud Platform as development and deployment environment for native applications that run on ...

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SAP broadens Leonardo as a digital toolset for data-driven applications

Posted on May 18, 2017

On top of its cloud platform, with a broader SAP Leonardo, SAP launches a set of components for the design, development and deployment of digital applications that complement its business applications. Components provide features for big data analytics, machine learning, IoT and blockchain.

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SAP introduces its IoT portfolio - is Leonardo a big step forward or rather a big hype?

Posted on March 7, 2017

To answer the question right away – this announcement is neither a big step nor a big hype, it is a logical evolution of what we saw SAP doing in 2016. After the acquisition of the Plat.One IoT platform in the 2nd half of 2016, the announcement of the SAP Leonardo Innovation Portfolio demonstrates the integration of SAP’s existing IoT ...

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Workplace Enablement and Transformation: The Need for Unified Endpoint Management

Posted on November 18, 2016

Businesses are replete with connected devices owned by the enterprise and employees. Smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs collectively represent a threat and an opportunity for companies.
Managed improperly, connected devices are gaping security holes and even legal liabilities in some cases. If corralled properly for corporate purposes, the ...

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Will more developers fall in love with SAP HANA?

Posted on November 9, 2016

While there can be no doubt that SAP is a leading provider of business application software, this does not apply to the vendor's role as development platform player. The software maker hopes that an extended offering named SAP HANA 2 will resonate with the developer community. 

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Two indispensable partners: Bosch integrates its IoT platform into SAP HANA

Posted on September 23, 2016

Bosch and SAP are partnering in the field of IoT. SAP HANA will be integrated into Bosch's IoT Cloud and IoT microservices will be made available for the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. From Bosch's point of view, the cooperation does not come as a surprise.

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SAP Ariba opening up to increase speed of innovation

Posted on June 16, 2016

The European version of the SAP Ariba Live conference took place in Madrid this year, from June 13-15, 2016. Since Ariba was acquired by SAP, innovation to the solution had not seemed to be in the focus. One of the key takeaways of the event is that this has changed recently. Innovation has been the overlaying theme of the series of sessions ...

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In-memory systems build a bridge between traditional and modern IT architectures

Posted on June 9, 2016

The trend toward the digitalization of business processes also has a direct impact on business IT architectures. Although the main purpose of IT used to be to support business processes, the digitalization of areas such as sales, marketing, and purchasing means that IT is increasingly assuming the role of “enabler”.

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In-Memory-Systeme als Brücke zwischen klassischen und modernen IT-Architekturen

Posted on June 9, 2016

Der Trend zur Digitalisierung von Geschäftsprozessen hat auch direkten Einfluss auf die IT-Architekturen von Unternehmen. War in der Vergangenheit die IT vor allem dazu da, Prozesse zu unterstützen, so fällt ihr durch die Digitalisierung etwa des Vertriebs, des Marketing und des Einkaufs immer mehr die Rolle des „Enablers“ zu.

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Keynote de Bill McDermott à Sapphire Now 2016 (Orlando) - 2 heures de discours et aucune information majeure

Posted on June 6, 2016

Le 17 mai dernier, Bill McDermott ouvrait l'édition 2016 de la conférence Sapphire Now à Orlando devant 30 000 visiteurs et 300 000 participants en ligne. Le CEO de SAP a commencé son discours en évoquant l'empathie envers les utilisateurs. Il a ainsi admis que l'entreprise n'était pas véritablement à l'écoute de ses clients par le passé, ce ...

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No relevant news in 2 hours - Bill McDermott’s keynote at Sapphire Now 2016 in Orlando

Posted on May 20, 2016

On May 17th, Bill McDermott opened Sapphire Now 2016 in Orlando, with 30,000 registered visitors and 300,000 online participants. SAP’s CEO placed customer empathy at the core of his opening words.

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The digital agenda needs a strong IT ... and IT a digital agenda!

Posted on May 19, 2016

Whether at the Hanover Fair or at CeBIT, the digital transformation sets the agenda. But despite some exemplary companies and initiatives, most companies in Europe are far from a real digital transformation. Despite much talk about “customer experience” across Europe, and subsequently websites being modernized, customer data collected and ...

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Die digitale Agenda braucht eine starke IT ... und die IT eine digitale Agenda!

Posted on May 19, 2016

Ob auf der Hannover Messe oder der CeBIT: Die digitale Transformation bestimmt die Agenda. Aber trotz einiger Vorzeigeunternehmen und -initiativen ist ein Großteil der Unternehmen in Europa von einer echten digitalen Transformation noch weit entfernt. Zwar wird heute überall in Europa von der „Customer Experience“ gesprochen und in der Folge ...

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SAP strengthens importance of its business networks - Steve Singh to join SAP’s executive board

Posted on February 19, 2016

SAP announces that Steve Singh will join SAP’s executive board. He will remain head of the business network group within SAP, consisting of SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and Concur.

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Comment on SAP’s preliminary 2015 results and future challenges for SAP

Posted on January 22, 2016

Today, SAP announced its preliminary 2015 results. After a strong Q4 2015 the results were not really astonishing. SAP had a very good year. 18% growth in revenue and exceeding €20 billion of revenue for the first time. Triple-digit growth in cloud and network products. 2,700 customers bought S/4HANA. This was achieved in spite of tough and ...

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SAP and Accenture strengthen their partnership

Posted on January 12, 2016

On January 10, 2016, SAP and Accenture announced that they would join forces in core and industry platform development and in the go to market for SAP S/4HANA. SAP and Accenture say that the aim of this non-exclusive partnership is to accelerate the development of SAP S/4HANA as well as of industry and line-of-business solutions.

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SAP S/4HANA: Innovation is not in the driver's seat yet

Posted on November 4, 2015

In a comprehensive study, PAC analyzed the relevance and the expectations of German SAP customers regarding SAP S/4HANA. The analysis, which was conducted in cooperation with Dell, Intel, Arvato Systems and SNP AG, reveals that the driver for S/4HANA is not the creation of new business models.

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