GDPR has been in place for roughly 100 days. Still, many companies struggle to meet its requirements. [shutterstock: 178347398, Zerbor]

GDPR has been in place for roughly 100 days. Still, many companies struggle to meet its requirements. [shutterstock: 178347398, Zerbor]

100 Days GDPR – What IT Experts Need To Know

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been enforceable for roughly 100 days. However, data leakage and corporate security news remain top of mind as stringent data protection continues to be challenge.

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Complex ERP systems have maneuvered SAP into a crisis. [shutterstock: 576862294, Brian A Jackson]

Complex ERP systems have maneuvered SAP into a crisis. [shutterstock: 576862294, Brian A Jackson]

A Crisis For ERP

Before I criticize SAP’s quality of service, here’s a comparison with existing SAP costumer Lufthansa: The service hotline of Miles & More will hang up on you if they don’t know what to do anymore. All I wanted was to claim missing air miles.

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SAP, Microsoft and Adobe announced the Open Data Initiative, which aims to empower their customers in their data management. [shutterstock: 612723869, Cherries]

SAP, Microsoft and Adobe announced the Open Data Initiative, which aims to empower their customers in their data management. [shutterstock: 612723869, Cherries]

Adobe, Microsoft and SAP announce the Open Data Initiative

On Monday this week, the CEOs of Adobe, Microsoft and SAP introduced the Open Data Initiative at the Microsoft Ignite conference. Together, the three partners are aiming to reimagine customer experience management (CXM) by empowering companies to derive more value from their data and deliver good customer experiences in real-time.

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SAP is becoming the king of adding pieces to the ERP puzzle. However, there's still the question of integrating those pieces. [shutterstock: 1053951209, Wright Studio]

SAP is becoming the king of adding pieces to the ERP puzzle. However, there's still the question of integrating those pieces. [shutterstock: 1053951209, Wright Studio]

Robotic Process Automation

The robots are coming - at least in the form of semi-autonomous programs that further automate ERP business processes. A possible result: SAP's ERP suites lose their novelty and attractiveness.

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Experts recommend that European SAP customers evaluate their cloud strategy based on recent regulations in the EU and US. [shutterstock: 387639436, Sabphoto]

Experts recommend that European SAP customers evaluate their cloud strategy based on recent regulations in the EU and US. [shutterstock: 387639436, Sabphoto]

Cloud Exit Ahead?

The recently adopted US Cloud (Claryfiny Lawful Overseas Use of Data) Act and GDPR regulation are putting a dent in - maybe even causing serious damage to - cloud computing. Could an end be in sight for freedom of choice for SAP customers? A risk analysis for the Chief Information Security Officer.

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Thomas Reuters facilitates access to price and reference data, in particular for foreign exchange data. [shutterstock: 1034047960, oekka.k]

Thomas Reuters facilitates access to price and reference data, in particular for foreign exchange data. [shutterstock: 1034047960, oekka.k]

Thomas Reuters Connectivity To SAP Market Rates Management

SAP announced the expansion of its strategic partnership with Thomson Reuters to simplify converting cross-border transaction prices into a single currency, no matter where or when the transaction happens.

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