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In the 2018 edition of the fairy tale The Star Money, Bill McDermott is looking to the cloud with dollar signs in his eyes, hoping for some coins to fall out. [shutterstock: 578048698, SkyPics Studio]

In the 2018 edition of the fairy tale The Star Money, Bill McDermott is looking to the cloud with dollar signs in his eyes, hoping for some coins to fall out. [shutterstock: 578048698, SkyPics Studio]

The Star Money, 2018 Edition

Starting with the acquisition of other companies, SAP has been tampering with its figures for some time now. Even before that, SAP was not a transparent enterprise, but cloud computing is a focal point.

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Beyond the edge: cloud computing is simply not enough anymore for infrastructure services. [shutterstock: 1059307601, CreatingEzra]

Beyond the edge: cloud computing is simply not enough anymore for infrastructure services. [shutterstock: 1059307601, CreatingEzra]

Digital Business Forces Infrastructure Services Beyond The Edge

Digital business initiatives are forcing infrastructure service providers to expand their offerings beyond edge computing technologies in order to deliver digital touchpoint services, according to Gartner.

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C/4 Hana is supposed to dwarf all other CRM suites. However, it might be DOA. [shutterstock: 606835409, Domagoj Burilovic]

C/4 Hana is supposed to dwarf all other CRM suites. However, it might be DOA. [shutterstock: 606835409, Domagoj Burilovic]

Rest In Peace, C/4 Hana

The announced C/4 Hana might not only be unnecessary and expensive, but also DOA - dead on arrival. It is only a weak attempt at getting back at Salesforce and others.

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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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Blockchain is promising endless possibilities for practical applications in the SAP community. [hutterstock: 712319176, Grindi]

Blockchain is promising endless possibilities for practical applications in the SAP community. [hutterstock: 712319176, Grindi]

Special: Spotlight Blockchain

Josef Packowski, CEO of Camelot Consulting Group, and Steffen Joswig, Managing Partner of Camelot Innovative Technologies Lab, are blockchain pioneers in the SAP community. Here they explain the megatrend and the opportunities for existing SAP customers.

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The problems companies face when looking for experienced IT personel is putting more pressure on already burdened IT departments. [shutterstock: 250848931, kay roxby]

The problems companies face when looking for experienced IT personel is putting more pressure on already burdened IT departments. [shutterstock: 250848931, kay roxby]

Here’s Why The IT Skills Gap Is Still A Problem

If the hiring industry is looking bleak, then the IT skills gap is making hiring in the IT industry look like a lost cause. Here's why it's such a big problem.

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