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Gains in efficiency and cost reduction are the driving forces behind predictive maintenance in Europe. [shutterstock: 702095194, Zapp2Photo]

Gains in efficiency and cost reduction are the driving forces behind predictive maintenance in Europe. [shutterstock: 702095194, Zapp2Photo]

Predictive Maintenance Is Going Strong in Europe

A recent PAC/CXP study finds that 83% of European manufacturers and transport operators plan to increase their spending on predictive maintenance solutions in the next two years in order to redefine their maintenance processes and improve operational efficiency.

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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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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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One of the key factors is integration with SAP solutions and other technology megatrends. [shutterstock: 185942765, Gajus]

One of the key factors is integration with SAP solutions and other technology megatrends. [shutterstock: 185942765, Gajus]

Success Factor For Digital Transformation With Blockchain

To help companies cope with challenges such as data privacy, data ownership or complex intransparent processes across value chains, the digitalization specialist Camelot Innovative Technologies Lab (ITLab) has developed the Hypertrust Platform.

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The new class of vulnerabilities is affecting most chips manufactured in the past 20 years. [shutterstock: 477411376, Virgiliu Obada]

The new class of vulnerabilities is affecting most chips manufactured in the past 20 years. [shutterstock: 477411376, Virgiliu Obada]

Gartner Provides Seven Steps To Deal With Spectre And Meltdown

Security and risk management leaders must take a pragmatic and risk-based approach to the ongoing threats posed by an entirely new class of vulnerabilities, according to Gartner. "Spectre" and "Meltdown" are the code names given to different strains of a new class of attacks that target an underlying exploitable design implementation inside the majority of computer chips manufactured over the last 20 years.

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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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