Have you ever wondered what is going on inside someone else's head? Hard to imagine, isn't it? Well, at least Bill McDermott's thoughts are easy to guess. [shutterstock: 622200797, Lia Koltyrina]

Have you ever wondered what is going on inside someone else's head? Hard to imagine, isn't it? Well, at least Bill McDermott's thoughts are easy to guess. [shutterstock: 622200797, Lia Koltyrina]

The Inner Workings Of SAP‘s Image Preservation

SAP is experiencing some challenges: Hana anomalies are still a thing and the executive board has been reorganized. Still, Bill McDermott is trying to preserve his image as savior. Moreover, he has bought yet another company, even though the stock price is decreasing.

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Change is crucial for companies to survive in the digital age. Yet, the human constraint is keeping a lot of them back. [shutterstock: 309121892, beeboys]

Change is crucial for companies to survive in the digital age. Yet, the human constraint is keeping a lot of them back. [shutterstock: 309121892, beeboys]

Human Constraint: Why We Get Stuck On The Path To Change

“The only thing that does not require maintenance is obsolescence”, as W. Edwards Deming used to say. This is a fundamental truth: if we do not evolve, we regress. What makes everything more complicated is the pace at which we must evolve to survive.

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SAP maybe should have faced the facts instead of hopping aboard the blockchain hype train. Now, SAP customers could be at risk of fraud and catastrophes. [shutterstock: 346512248, Gustavo Frazao]

SAP maybe should have faced the facts instead of hopping aboard the blockchain hype train. Now, SAP customers could be at risk of fraud and catastrophes. [shutterstock: 346512248, Gustavo Frazao]

Blockchain: More Hype Than Reality

New year, new marketing concepts: IT companies will try to convince customers of the benefits of blockchain - again. SAP and its partners are no exception.

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The road to S/4 Hana is long and full of unexpected turns. Every customer has to find their own way - easier said than done. [shutterstock: 791872864, Jacky.Woo]

The road to S/4 Hana is long and full of unexpected turns. Every customer has to find their own way - easier said than done. [shutterstock: 791872864, Jacky.Woo]

Private Roadmap To S/4 Hana

Until 2025, customers have to switch to Hana and S/4. They cannot count on SAP to show understanding towards them and extend the "ERP firewall". SAP customers have to find their own roadmap - easier said than done.

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C/4 Hana is supposed to dwarf all other CRM suites. However, it might be DOA. [shutterstock: 606835409, Domagoj Burilovic]

C/4 Hana is supposed to dwarf all other CRM suites. However, it might be DOA. [shutterstock: 606835409, Domagoj Burilovic]

Rest In Peace, C/4 Hana

The announced C/4 Hana might not only be unnecessary and expensive, but also DOA - dead on arrival. It is only a weak attempt at getting back at Salesforce and others.

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IBM's acquisition of Red Hat could be a game changer for the B2B market - as well as a risky flop. [shutterstock: 367446221, Skylines]

IBM's acquisition of Red Hat could be a game changer for the B2B market - as well as a risky flop. [shutterstock: 367446221, Skylines]

Red Hat: Game Changer Or Risky Flop?

It remains to be seen if SAP will acquire Suse Linux to take over the whole stack - excluding hardware, naturally. This consolidation brings with it completely new challenges for SAP customers.

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