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Change is crucial for companies to survive in the digital age. Yet, the human constraint is keeping a lot of them back. [shutterstock: 309121892, beeboys]

Change is crucial for companies to survive in the digital age. Yet, the human constraint is keeping a lot of them back. [shutterstock: 309121892, beeboys]

Human Constraint: Why We Get Stuck On The Path To Change

“The only thing that does not require maintenance is obsolescence”, as W. Edwards Deming used to say. This is a fundamental truth: if we do not evolve, we regress. What makes everything more complicated is the pace at which we must evolve to survive.

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Enterprise Software Management is a key factor in getting getting corporate strategy and operational IT aligned towards the same objectives. [hutterstock: 1028847439, turgaygundogdu]

Enterprise Software Management is a key factor in getting getting corporate strategy and operational IT aligned towards the same objectives. [hutterstock: 1028847439, turgaygundogdu]

ESM: The Link Between Corporate Strategy And Operational IT

Companies will face immense challenges over the next few years. On the one hand, they are approaching digitalisation projects that will decide on their market success in the medium term. On the other hand, the daily business processes must continue running steadily and be incrementally improved and adjusted. IT support is essential for both sides. Terms such as Systems of Engagement and Systems of Records address the different IT requirements for the ‘new’ system world, which has to adapt agilely and flexibly to digitalisation approaches, and to the ‘old’ proven Business Suite system landscape.

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The paradigm shift in the auto industry is creating excellent opportunities for IT specialists. [shutterstock: 735402217, DigitalPen]

The paradigm shift in the auto industry is creating excellent opportunities for IT specialists. [shutterstock: 735402217, DigitalPen]

The Paradigm Shift In The Auto Industry Caused By E-Mobility

In the auto industry, hardly anything stays the same. Due to the trend towards e-mobility, both the requirements and the framework conditions have changed significantly, even when it comes to hiring specialists and executives. It's not the car manufacturers and suppliers themselves that are able to select best minds; it's now more a case of candidates choosing their employers. The starting position of the so-called 'applicants' has clearly shifted. Whoever appeals to the 'high potentials' as a company in these changing times has a clear competitive advantage!

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Adopting artificial intelligence for growth and positive social impact means forming new partnerships with customers and business partners. [shutterstock: 6542887044, turgaygundogdu]

Adopting artificial intelligence for growth and positive social impact means forming new partnerships with customers and business partners. [shutterstock: 6542887044, turgaygundogdu]

Accenture: Rapidly Advancing Technology Requires Shift In Leadership

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies are accelerating the creation of intelligent enterprises and enabling companies to integrate themselves into people’s lives, according to Accenture Technology Vision 2018, the company's annual technology report.

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Strategy for the transition. [Shutterstock: 381220606, Rawpixel.com]

Strategy for the transition. [Shutterstock: 381220606, Rawpixel.com]

How does S/4 fit into my plan?

With S/4 Hana, SAP is setting out onto new paths. How does this course match industry's priorities? The innovations built around S/4 Hana can purposefully be linked up with a company's internal business strategy, adding lasting value. The right approach is the key to an IT Agenda 2020+ equipped to take on the future.

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