Recent court rulings have caused an uproar among SAP customers as companies are facing huge financial risks. [shutterstock: 299616500, Evlakhov Valeriy]

Recent court rulings have caused an uproar among SAP customers as companies are facing huge financial risks. [shutterstock: 299616500, Evlakhov Valeriy]

Risks of Indirect Use – Better Practice

The recent judgment in favor of SAP in the litigation regarding indirect use disconcerts the global SAP community. As an outcome, transparency when it comes to the entire SAP infrastructure of a company is rapidly becoming a high priority.

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According to Gartner consumer applications are to represent 63 per cent of total IoT applications in 2017. [shutterstock: 473559706, Neirfy]

According to Gartner consumer applications are to represent 63 per cent of total IoT applications in 2017. [shutterstock: 473559706, Neirfy]

Gartner: 8.4 Billion Connected “Things” Will Be in Use in 2017

Gartner forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 per cent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017.

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Disruption can start with today's CIOs. Sebastian Grady shows you how. [shutterstock: 309062636, Lightspring]

Disruption can start with today's CIOs. Sebastian Grady shows you how. [shutterstock: 309062636, Lightspring]

The Disruptor’s Secret – How CIOs Can Buck the Status Quo and Drive Business Innovation

CIOs are no longer just great technologists – in fact today’s CIO can no longer afford to be just a great technologist. The successful CIO of tomorrow is a revenue generator, customer engagement guru, business leader. Successful CIOs are changing business models in their organization – they are becoming Disruptors. But what does that mean exactly?

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IT budgets are seeing an increase while Business Suite is still relevant. [shutterstock: 302007509, SFIO CRACHO]

IT budgets are seeing an increase while Business Suite is still relevant. [shutterstock: 302007509, SFIO CRACHO]

DSAG: Business Suite Still Relevant to Most Members

The results of the 2017 DSAG investment survey reveal that over 60 percent of the budgets of the members of the German-speaking SAP User Group (DSAG) surveyed is being spent on digitalization. Companies in the trade and services sectors are investing in new business models the most. More work needs to be done to explain S/4 to members and convince them of its benefits. A third of respondents will have switched from Business Suite within the next three years. The remaining two thirds are still undecided or are biding their time.

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The agreement aims at integrated sales performance and CPQ solutions to help customers sell more, faster. [shutterstock: 379060372, Biz Idea Production]

The agreement aims at integrated sales performance and CPQ solutions to help customers sell more, faster. [shutterstock: 379060372, Biz Idea Production]

CallidusCloud Announces Strategic OEM Agreement with SAP

Callidus Software, a global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions, recently announced a new strategic OEM agreement with SAP to help customers sell more, faster with integrated solutions to drive sales performance, productivity and effectiveness.

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Region’s surging demand for digital services offsets decline in traditional sourcing value [shutterstock: 287096177, ESB Professional]

Region’s surging demand for digital services offsets decline in traditional sourcing value [shutterstock: 287096177, ESB Professional]

ISG Index: EMEA As-a-Service Sourcing Accelerates in 2016

Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, recently released its Q4 2016 EMEA ISG Index, which reveals that growth in as-a-service sourcing accelerated across the region in 2016, driven by the increasing demand for digital solutions.

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