Initial signs of success are evident in the widely discussed issue of indirect use. [hutterstock: 369157724, Bjoern Wylezich]

Initial signs of success are evident in the widely discussed issue of indirect use. [hutterstock: 369157724, Bjoern Wylezich]

SAP Stops NetWeaver Foundation For 3rd Party Applications License Sale

According to information provided by the DSAG, SAP conceded that until the issue “NetWeaver Foundation for third party products” has been finally clarified, all sales activities have been discontinued with immediate effect and a solution will soon be found for all the still “unsolved cases” in the market.

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Digitalization is changing the way procurement works. [shutterstock: 412686505, Rob Wilson]

Digitalization is changing the way procurement works. [shutterstock: 412686505, Rob Wilson]

Strategic Sourcing: Driving the Future of Procurement

Not long ago, the traditional German concept of “Beschaffung” and its English counterpart “purchasing” were almost exclusively limited to transactions and processes. Purchasing departments took orders for the goods and services needed to make the business go and executed them in line with company policies.

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The first quarter saw mixed results. [shutterstock: 605592521, Slavko Sereda]

The first quarter saw mixed results. [shutterstock: 605592521, Slavko Sereda]

ISG Index: EMEA As-a-Service Sourcing Surpasses €1 Billion

The annual value of cloud-based services in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region surpassed €1 billion for the first time, a sign such as-a-service offerings are growing in importance across the world’s largest sourcing market, according to the findings of the 1Q17 EMEA ISG Index released by Information Services Group (ISG).

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Security is the main dirving factor behind deploying the new OS by the end of 2017. [shutterstock: 580430338, garagestock]

Security is the main dirving factor behind deploying the new OS by the end of 2017. [shutterstock: 580430338, garagestock]

Survey Shows 85% Will Start Windows 10 Deployment By End Of 2017

Migration to Windows 10 is expected to be faster than previous operating system (OS) adoption, according to a survey by Gartner. The survey showed that 85 per cent of organisations will have started Windows 10 deployments by the end of 2017.

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IT Service Management lets business and IT set course for the digital age. [shutterstock: 573023260, Rawpixel.com]

IT Service Management lets business and IT set course for the digital age. [shutterstock: 573023260, Rawpixel.com]

Business And IT, Together And On Course

A CIO who wants to set course for the digital age must drive servicing forward within the company and be involved in helping to structure the business model. The interaction between IT and the various specialist activity areas is critical to success. What is needed is business-IT alignment, a ꞌdemand organisationꞌ and good capability management.

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Gartner asked leading CEOs what their priorities are for 2017. [shutterstock: 522481756, garagestock]

Gartner asked leading CEOs what their priorities are for 2017. [shutterstock: 522481756, garagestock]

42 Per Cent of CEOs Have Begun Digital Business Transformation

An unsettled global political environment has not shifted CEOs' focus on profits and growth in 2017. Growth is the No. 1 business priority for 58 per cent of CEOs, according to a recent survey of 388 CEOs by Gartner, Inc. This is up from 42 per cent in 2016.

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