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Spending in enterprise software is particularly picking up the pace. [shutterstock: 421360228, Zakhar Goncharov]

Spending in enterprise software is particularly picking up the pace. [shutterstock: 421360228, Zakhar Goncharov]

Global IT Spending to Grow 6.2 Per Cent in 2018

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 6.2 per cent from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. Growth for enterprise solutions and IT services remains strong on the back of the evolution of digital business and much needed modernisations.

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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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Meltdown and Spectre are expected to have impacts on performance. How big the impacts will be remains a mystery. [shutterstock: 1017535906, Production Perig)

Meltdown and Spectre are expected to have impacts on performance. How big the impacts will be remains a mystery. [shutterstock: 1017535906, Production Perig)

Meltdown, Spectre & Hana

While almost the whole IT and business world is discussing the security calamity, SAP and IBM remain astonishingly calm and tight-lipped in their interaction with their community of users. Only Hana platform suppliers Red Hat and Suse are engaging in open communication.

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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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DevOps has brought with it a whole new spectrum of SAP-security related risks. DevSecOps is the answer. [shutterstock: 581136349, Kalakruthi]

DevOps has brought with it a whole new spectrum of SAP-security related risks. DevSecOps is the answer. [shutterstock: 581136349, Kalakruthi]

DevSecOps – Same Subject, Different Day

It sometimes seems like new trends aren't even that new. This is especially hard to notice, if the trend has even gotten a new new. This is the case with DevOps or DevSecOps if security is being included.

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