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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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Today’s corporate system landscape is getting increasingly complicated. Automated identity management can help. [shutterstock: 1089609857, LeoWolfert]

Today’s corporate system landscape is getting increasingly complicated. Automated identity management can help. [shutterstock: 1089609857, LeoWolfert]

SAP Identity Management: Automated Access Reduces Risk

Today’s corporate system landscape is getting increasingly complicated, integrated and distributed. This makes it more important than ever for organisations to find a balance; they need to specify who can gain entry to their systems while ensuring that legitimate users can access the right things as and when required. Equally important is revoking access when it is no longer required.

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SAP might be in need of extinguishing equipment if it continues the Indirect Access policy. [shutterstock: 625200857, SimoneN]

SAP might be in need of extinguishing equipment if it continues the Indirect Access policy. [shutterstock: 625200857, SimoneN]

Extinguishing The Flame: SAP Data Hub

There's something masochistic about great consultants: they optimize and automate until they are no longer needed. The SAP Data Hub could have a similarly unpleasant effect on the rest of SAP's offer.

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Amidst the bombardment of buzzwords, it's getting hard to find a companies core competence. That is also true for SAP. [hutterstock: 63443797, Muemoon]

Amidst the bombardment of buzzwords, it's getting hard to find a companies core competence. That is also true for SAP. [hutterstock: 63443797, Muemoon]

What Was That About Core Competence Again?

A few years ago core competence was a popular term. Then the paradigm shift began, unnoticed. More and more often, every IT service provider was able to do it all. It seems impossible for the application user to make distinctions. Direction and credibility are lacking.

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The digital leader of tomorrow will be required to not only understand the concepts of digital workspaces but also have a solid understanding of proper employee training. [shutterstock: 645563746, pcgraphis]

The digital leader of tomorrow will be required to not only understand the concepts of digital workspaces but also have a solid understanding of proper employee training. [shutterstock: 645563746, pcgraphis]

Strengthening Digital Leadership Skills

Realising that corporate structures change as a result of technological transition and that it also has an impact on the management of personnel is self-evident in HR. Nevertheless, investing in the development of management levels is unfortunately neglected too often.

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