Overcoming the Trust Deficit

January 6, 2015
Thumbnail image for Overcoming the Trust Deficit

A wave of digitization is sweeping aside old business models, empowering citizens by increasing government transparency and enabling not-for-profits and other organizations with social agendas to make progress on some of the biggest challenges facing humankind today.
Like the agrarian and industrial revolutions that preceded it, the data-driven Network Economy has the potential to generate a […]

Read the full article →

Building the Business Network

December 4, 2014
Thumbnail image for Building the Business Network

Sometimes in the heat of a mergers and acquisition moment, it is difficult to see the wood for the trees. The details obscure the bigger picture.
So it was in September when SAP announced the headline-grabbing $8.3bn acquisition of Concur, the leading cloud-based provider of travel and entertainment management software.

Read the full article →

Modi’s Attempts at Reforming the Obdurate Indian Bureaucracy

November 20, 2014

Indian bureaucracy is infamous, to put it mildly. Ask anyone who has requested a service from the government and they will tell you how long it takes, if the request is processed at all. Local businessmen are full of stories of approvals that didn’t arrive, even after paying bribes.

Read the full article →

Mobility now a ‘must’

November 19, 2014
Thumbnail image for Mobility now a ‘must’

Mobility is becoming ubiquitous and that has major
implications not just for device makers and mobile operators, but for the
relationship between all companies and their customers, employees and partners.

Read the full article →

Between the cloud and a hard place

November 7, 2014
Thumbnail image for Between the cloud and a hard place

The cloud computing infrastructure (aka data center) business is a tough place to be these days – and it just became a whole lot tougher.
This week Google doubled down on its efforts to grab a bigger share of the cloud computing infrastructure pie by slashing its IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) pricing for the second […]

Read the full article →

Smartphones – The Chinese Are Coming

November 3, 2014

The smartphone story is changing. Global smartphone shipments topped 300m handsets for the second consecutive quarter in the 2014 third quarter, according to market research firm IDC.
Smartphone makers shipped a total of 327.6 m handsets between July and September, representing a healthy 25 percent increase over last year’s September quarter. But growth is no longer […]

Read the full article →

Not Your Parent’s Corporate News

October 28, 2014
Thumbnail image for Not Your Parent’s Corporate News

The revolution is underway. The days of stale, boring corporate news are over. Or so SAP hopes.
Head honcho of Global Corporate Affairs (GCA), Torie Clarke, is looking to speak to SAP’s many audiences in a new way. That’s why she signed up three top media professionals from print and TV.
The goal is simple: create disruptive […]

Read the full article →

Big Data – Big Business: Industry 4.0

October 23, 2014
Thumbnail image for Big Data – Big Business: Industry 4.0

“Software makes the difference” states Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board at SAP in his keynote at the “Industrie 4.0 Executive Summit” in Stuttgart, Germany.
The vision of Industry 4.0 is the intelligent factory. What does that means?
Components, raw products, machines and modules are talking to each other via the internet and the cloud. RFID […]

Read the full article →

Cutting-Edge Technology – SAP and the WTA Championships on Channel NewsAsia

October 21, 2014
Thumbnail image for Cutting-Edge Technology – SAP and the WTA Championships on Channel NewsAsia

Big data analysis is changing the game in the world of sports. That is why SAP is partnering with the Women’s Tennis Association WTA to transform tennis. SAP’s technology powered by HANA offers players and coaches the tools to analyze performance and optimize strategy in real-time. Players are not only able to improve their game […]

Read the full article →

It’s Not All About The Benjamins: How Tech Innovations Support The Global Fund

October 15, 2014
Thumbnail image for It’s Not All About The Benjamins: How Tech Innovations Support The Global Fund

(co-written by Sarah Harvey and Alicia Lenze)
This month leaders from around the world gathered in New York City for the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Though climate change and instability in the Middle East dominated the agenda, the assembly also found time to focus on the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – […]

Read the full article →