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Leonardo da Vinci had an exceptional way of thinking. SAP is now trying to replicate it with SAP Leonardo. [shutterstock: 17497543, Janaka Dharmasena]

Leonardo da Vinci had an exceptional way of thinking. SAP is now trying to replicate it with SAP Leonardo. [shutterstock: 17497543, Janaka Dharmasena]

SAP Leonardo: The Future Polymath

SAP accurately chose Industry 4.0 as the next topic it will focus on. Critics claimed that this choice was not too hard, as former SAP CEO Professor Henning Kagermann is considered to have created this term.

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Artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep neuronal networks could grant us more knowledge than ever before. [shutterstock: 322807472, studiovin]

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep neuronal networks could grant us more knowledge than ever before. [shutterstock: 322807472, studiovin]

More Knowledge Through Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is not a new branch of IT. However, for decades now, innovations have been put off because there was no suitable hardware. One could argue that the graphic cards of Nvidia have pathed the way for AI and especially deep and machine learning.

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Have you ever wondered what is going on inside someone else's head? Hard to imagine, isn't it? Well, at least Bill McDermott's thoughts are easy to guess. [shutterstock: 622200797, Lia Koltyrina]

Have you ever wondered what is going on inside someone else's head? Hard to imagine, isn't it? Well, at least Bill McDermott's thoughts are easy to guess. [shutterstock: 622200797, Lia Koltyrina]

The Inner Workings Of SAP‘s Image Preservation

SAP is experiencing some challenges: Hana anomalies are still a thing and the executive board has been reorganized. Still, Bill McDermott is trying to preserve his image as savior. Moreover, he has bought yet another company, even though the stock price is decreasing.

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This cartoon by Robert Platzgummer (1975-2016) was first published in E-3 Magazine April 2009. It shows the former CEO of SAP Léo Apotheker charging a single license more than once (Indirect Access).

This cartoon by Robert Platzgummer (1975-2016) was first published in E-3 Magazine April 2009. It shows the former CEO of SAP Léo Apotheker charging a single license more than once (Indirect Access).

SAP’s Indirect Access: Charging Twice

The principle of charging customers more than once was put into place by McDermott’s predecessor Léo Apotheker. In his short-lived profession as CEO, he proved himself to be a genius salesman and revenue generator.

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Bill McDermott has his head in the clouds. While talking left and right about Cloud First and Cloud Only, he is ignoring a better approach. [shutterstock: 536001130, frankie's]

Bill McDermott has his head in the clouds. While talking left and right about Cloud First and Cloud Only, he is ignoring a better approach. [shutterstock: 536001130, frankie's]

Hybrid Cloud First

Reasonable cloud concepts do exist. And it doesn’t matter where you get your appetite, as long as you eat at home.

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