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The Internet of Things connects humans, machines and things. For digital transformation, however, it may not be enough. [shutterstock: 744456904, metamorworks]

The Internet of Things connects humans, machines and things. For digital transformation, however, it may not be enough. [shutterstock: 744456904, metamorworks]

IoT Is Not Enough For Digital Transformation

In the beginning, there was Industry 4.0. Soon, however, the SAP community adopted the global term IoT. The Internet of Things is seen as the starting point of digital transformation, but it may not be enough.

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Bill McDermott wants his customers to ascend to cloud-heaven. For SAP customers, however, McDermott's paradise looks more like hell. [shutterstock: 481711768, Sarawut Aiemsinsuk]

Bill McDermott wants his customers to ascend to cloud-heaven. For SAP customers, however, McDermott's paradise looks more like hell. [shutterstock: 481711768, Sarawut Aiemsinsuk]

SAP Cloud: From Heaven To Hell

SAP CEO Bill McDermott wants to go to heaven with the SAP Cloud Platform. However, naughty SAP customers can go anywhere - even to AWS, Google and Microsoft Azure. Maybe even into their own data center with HCM.

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With S/4 AnyDB on the deathbed, where can the SAP community turn to for help? [shutterstock: 232844677, lassedesignen]

With S/4 AnyDB on the deathbed, where can the SAP community turn to for help? [shutterstock: 232844677, lassedesignen]

S/4 AnyDB: Can Oracle save us?

If you believe the message from the DSAG Technology Days, S/4 AnyDB is dead. At least that is what is in my staff's report. But who is saving the community now? Perhaps an implementation of the NetWeaver stack in the Oracle cloud?

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Despite the high number of SAP users in Europe, SAP's biggest show is taking place elsewhere. [shutterstock: 504234469, GarryKillian]

Despite the high number of SAP users in Europe, SAP's biggest show is taking place elsewhere. [shutterstock: 504234469, GarryKillian]

Sapphire Europe, Anyone?

Oh no! Yet again, SAP will not extend their hand to its European customers, developers and analysts in 2018. Europe has been relegated to cash cow for SAP. Communication takes place elsewhere in the world.

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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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