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Blogs by

Bernd Leukert

With the end of the year approaching, many of us will be looking back over the last twelve months to take stock of where we are. I have often described digital transformation as a “journey”

In recent posts, I have often touched on topics such as the importance of partnerships, platforms, and the power of ecosystems. Success in all of these areas requires much closer collaboration between stakeholders than ever

Although the term “big data” has been in existence since the early 90s, its recent popularity can be attributed to the open source community that has released tools and frameworks to store, process, and analyze

Today, I had the great honor to speak at EMO, the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector. Under the motto “Connecting Systems for Intelligent Production”, EMO again makes Hanover THE meeting place for

There is no doubt that some of the most successful business models in the world today are platform-centric. From the manufacturers moving beyond production into digital services, and service providers radically transforming the way their

Recently, I was asked if I ever get tired of discussing the term “digitalization”. While there is a simple answer to that question, there are no simple answers to what “digital” means for companies or

Increasing amounts of data, complex yet inflexible business processes, heterogeneous IT landscapes with multiple software platforms and solutions – these challenges may sound familiar to many companies nowadays. Digital transformation is moving up on businesses’

The business world is changing at a faster rate than ever before. Shifts in consumer behavior, the need for increased personalization, and faster, shorter product lifecycles are just a few of the factors that drive

In March this year, we announced that SAP and Google have teamed up to offer customers openness and cloud choice. As boundaries between B2B and B2C markets blur, this partnership addresses the growing demand from

According to Gartner, the public cloud services market will grow 18% in 2017 to total $246.8 billion. By 2020, SaaS is predicted to be at $75.7bn, IaaS at $71.5bn, and PaaS at $56.1bn, comprising a