Information silos prevent company-wide cooperation. A network of projects can facilitate communication and increase flow. [shutterstock: 354362711, Sergey Nivens]

Information silos prevent company-wide cooperation. A network of projects can facilitate communication and increase flow. [shutterstock: 354362711, Sergey Nivens]

Network Thinking: Building Cooperation For The Digital Age

Information silos in companies create artificial barriers when what is required is cooperation and flow, as we saw in the previous articles in this series. Silos create barriers that prevent the cross-functional cooperation that is vital for any organization, particularly in the digital age. This poses the question: if silos prevent cooperation, what can facilitate it?

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It might take a long time before governments become truly digital, according to a Gartner survey. [shutterstock: 639991303, metamorworks]

It might take a long time before governments become truly digital, according to a Gartner survey. [shutterstock: 639991303, metamorworks]

Governments Are Making Slow Progress With Digital Initiatives

Digital business initiatives are high on governments’ agendas. However, governments’ ability to scale these initiatives is increasing slowly and progress lags behind that of other industries, according to a survey by Gartner.

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The Digital Network for SAP Fieldglass solutions is expanding to new territory. [shutterstock: 439436578, Peshkova]

The Digital Network for SAP Fieldglass solutions is expanding to new territory. [shutterstock: 439436578, Peshkova]

Digital Partner Network For SAP Fieldglass Solutions Expands

SAP announced that four additional online services providers have joined the Digital Partner Network for SAP Fieldglass solutions, giving customers more immediate access to resources supporting recruitment and management of their external workforce.

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SAP is trying yet again to build a new CRM system. If it is not careful, however, C/4Hana might end up with neither head nor tail. [shutterstock: 648645733, studiostoks]

SAP is trying yet again to build a new CRM system. If it is not careful, however, C/4Hana might end up with neither head nor tail. [shutterstock: 648645733, studiostoks]

C/4Hana: Neither Head Nor Tail

Once again, SAP is trying to build the world’s best CRM system. Previous attempts are countless. This time, SAP chose a best-of-breed approach.

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Here are ten steps how organizations can reimagine themselves and get rid of information silos to maximize flow. [shutterstock: 520162933, ImageFlow]

Here are ten steps how organizations can reimagine themselves and get rid of information silos to maximize flow. [shutterstock: 520162933, ImageFlow]

Quality, Involvement, Flow: Ten Steps for Transformation

Digital transformation is accelerating the ever-present quest that sustainably successful organizations must pursue: Quality of processes achieved through active Involvement of people that maximize the Flow of products, services, information and money. Quality, Involvement, Flow.

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Fairy-tale castle or illusion? Indirect Access might not be as real as SAP wants it to be. [shutterstock: 32473744, sattva78]

Fairy-tale castle or illusion? Indirect Access might not be as real as SAP wants it to be. [shutterstock: 32473744, sattva78]

Indirect Access: Fairy-Tale Castle Or Illusion?

Indirect Access is an illusion. If you believe the EU software directive, the very nature of computer programs is interoperability. Why would this be "indirect“, then?

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