SAP is forcing its success with Cloud Computing at a high price. [shutterstock: 20272657, jorisvo]

SAP is forcing its success with Cloud Computing at a high price. [shutterstock: 20272657, jorisvo]

The Great Leap Forward – SAP Edition

Hasso Plattner saw it in California at Apple, Google, Amazon and Salesforce: cloud computing is the future! Now his fear is that SAP will no longer exist in a few years if Bill McDermott and Luka Mucic do not drive the ERP group towards the ꞌcloudꞌ.

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30-day update cycles are a heavy burden on the shoulders of SAPs customers. [shutterstock: 588778556, optimarc]

30-day update cycles are a heavy burden on the shoulders of SAPs customers. [shutterstock: 588778556, optimarc]

Hana Development: Status Critical

A DSAG symposium (German SAP User Group) on the topic of Hana close to SAP’s headquarter in Walldorf, Germany recently has shed light on critical points in the ongoing Hana development: Hana’s code is still leaving a lot to be desired.

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A survey of trends by Bitkom, the digital association, ranks IT security highest among all topics: where is my data? [shutterstock: 586132070, Ievgenii Meyer]

A survey of trends by Bitkom, the digital association, ranks IT security highest among all topics: where is my data? [shutterstock: 586132070, Ievgenii Meyer]

HCP – Globally Insecure

Just how certain can an established SAP customer be that IoT data on the Hana Cloud Platform is stored securely and remains where it belongs? Of course, SAP has no global, outage-proof data network with hundreds of datacenters linked up to it. Who is the provider of infrastructure-as-a-service?

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Adoption of hyperconverged infrastructure appears to be the logical next step for the SAP community. [shutterstock: 181760279, connel]

Adoption of hyperconverged infrastructure appears to be the logical next step for the SAP community. [shutterstock: 181760279, connel]

Special: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Part 2: The Logical Step

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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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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IT service providers might be key for digital transformation, Luenendonk survey suggests. [Shutterstock: 483201079, Robert Kneschke]

IT service providers might be key for digital transformation, Luenendonk survey suggests. [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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