The US Cloud Act and the EU GDPR have the potential to become a dangerous mix for European SAP customers. [shutterstock: 550792084, katueng]

The US Cloud Act and the EU GDPR have the potential to become a dangerous mix for European SAP customers. [shutterstock: 550792084, katueng]

GDPR & Cloud Act Might Mean The Cloud Exit for ERP/ECC 6.0 & S/4

Initially, getting out of AWS, MS Azure and Google Cloud Platform was just one of many options for existing SAP customers. However, the US Cloud Act in combination with GDPR is an attack on the freedom of choice of European SAP users.

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Amidst the bombardment of buzzwords, it's getting hard to find a companies core competence. That is also true for SAP. [hutterstock: 63443797, Muemoon]

Amidst the bombardment of buzzwords, it's getting hard to find a companies core competence. That is also true for SAP. [hutterstock: 63443797, Muemoon]

What Was That About Core Competence Again?

A few years ago core competence was a popular term. Then the paradigm shift began, unnoticed. More and more often, every IT service provider was able to do it all. It seems impossible for the application user to make distinctions. Direction and credibility are lacking.

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Data security needs to be seen as a permanent, proactive and preventive discipline. [Shutterstock: 588016910, Mihai Stanciu]

Data security needs to be seen as a permanent, proactive and preventive discipline. [Shutterstock: 588016910, Mihai Stanciu]

Special: Data Security

Recent headlines occupy that any organization who takes the issue of data security lightly risks its existence. However, during the times of SAP S/4Hana, the protection of business-critical data is anything but child's play. Andreas Opfer and Holger Hügel explain what companies should look out for today.

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IT asset management done right can save cost and trouble. [shutterstock: 420469072, Wright Studio]

IT asset management done right can save cost and trouble. [shutterstock: 420469072, Wright Studio]

KPMG Special: IT Asset Management

Licence management can only be the beginning. IT is important and sustainable. IT is the driver of digital transformation. Asset management is thus a central and significant task. E-3 editor-in-chief Peter Färbinger talked to KPMG partner Carsten Lang and senior manager Florian Ascherl about the newchallenges and characteristics of the SAP scene.

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McDermott is about to squander the legacy that has made SAP a world market leader for ERP. [shutterstock: 358952147, Gustavo Frazao]

McDermott is about to squander the legacy that has made SAP a world market leader for ERP. [shutterstock: 358952147, Gustavo Frazao]

The Lost Unique Selling Point

When it comes to business software, no one can hold a candle to SAP – its ERP is simply unrivalled. The S/7 and S/4 business processes are unbeatable. McDermott is straying from this path of virtue.

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