SAP CIO Thomas Saueressig and DSAG's Technology Officer Ralf Peters both held keynotes at this year's DSAG Technology Day in Mannheim Germany. While DSAG called for a new approach to licensing, SAP answered with a notable virtual reality demonstration and "a new core S/4".
Hyperconverged systems as the basis for Enterprise Clouds – this alternative to the classic datacenter infrastructure is still largely unknown in the SAP community. Patrick D. Cowden, Vice President Central Europe & Emerging Markets at Nutanix wants to change that. The complete special is available as PDF at the bottom of the page.
According to Gartner, 2016 marked the fifth consecutive year of PC shipment decline. Fundamental change in PC buying behaviour is the main reason for this development. In addition, technology improvements have yet to drive real market growth.
Advances in various technologies will drive users to interact with their smartphones in more intuitive ways, said Gartner. The analysts predict that, by 2019, 20 per cent of all user interactions with the smartphone will take place via virtual personal assistants (VPAs). The analysts expect significant strategic competition to arise in the AI, machine learning and VPA sectors from 2017 onward.