Everything to the Cloud? Why SAP Customers should maintain their infrastructure and license sovereignty. [shutterstock: 289731644, Aperture75]

Everything to the Cloud? Why SAP Customers should maintain their infrastructure and license sovereignty. [shutterstock: 289731644, Aperture75]

Special: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Part 1: Everything to the Cloud?

For years, companies have struggled to consolidate, virtualize and automate, but the days of traditional IT are coming to an end. SAP customers need flexible and highly automated IT infrastructure that allows them to ‘command their own airspace’. The answer lies in hyperconverged infrastructure from Lenovo and Nutanix.The complete special is available as a PDF at the bottom of the page.

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Why exactly do we need digital transformation? [Shutterstock: 483201079, Robert Kneschke]

Why exactly do we need digital transformation? [Shutterstock: 483201079, Robert Kneschke]

Special: Enabling Digital – Sustainability Once Again

„Sustainability“ is one of the most-often misunderstood terms. In short, sustainability means resource-protecting action to increase, rather than deplete, resources. Added value may be expected. Digital transformation should follow this principle.

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In spite of Scrum, DevOps and Hana, the working speed in completing the SAP construction sites remains low. [shutterstock:525944530, boonjaem]

In spite of Scrum, DevOps and Hana, the working speed in completing the SAP construction sites remains low. [shutterstock:525944530, boonjaem]

Final Development 2020

There are two sides to the SAP dilemma: The Sapphire and DSAG Keynotes say that Ariba, SuccessFactors and Hybris now work Hana-based. In IT practice, the data transfer from ERP/ECC to Ariba takes place via NetWeaver PI using a CSV file.

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Discovering new ways in service & support. [Shutterstock: 520807201: turgaygundogdu]

Discovering new ways in service & support. [Shutterstock: 520807201: turgaygundogdu]

Special: Rimini Street – A different Approach to Support

Open standards and norms, transparent and virtual IT, and the open sour- ce phenomenon enable entirely new business, organisational and technical concepts. At the same time, agility and innovation are a must. No easy feat for the CIO and CFO. Particularly when it comes to saving money in support fees.

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SAP is trying to make the link-up with international AI developments – the experts met up in Berlin in early September. [shutterstock: 396578755, enzozo]

SAP is trying to make the link-up with international AI developments – the experts met up in Berlin in early September. [shutterstock: 396578755, enzozo]

Artificial Intelligence helps dull-witted ERP

As SAP sees it, the company is part of international AI research and development. SAP sponsors AI conferences and holds keynote speeches. But AI is being mixed up with intelligent systems. Complex mathematical and statistical formulas from Hana PAL do not amount to AI.

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