Digital Transformation: An Executive Guide

Digital Transformation with SAP: An Executive Guide (Electronic Editions)

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ISBN:      9780997429183
Updated:  May 2017
Includes: Online access as well as PDF, ePub, and Mobi download files

The term “digital transformation” has captured the imagination of technologists and business people alike.The question is why? As we’ll explore in this book, it has everything to do with an increasingly digital economy. Today, businesses are at a new juncture, and the ease with which new technologies can be combined has increased dramatically. This makes it easier to spin out new business models that use these technologies. Untested upstarts can now enter your market with new business ideas and take away your customers. Businesses should understand the need for digital transformation to help keep up with the latest trends and stay ahead of the competition.

In this book, we’ll look at the technology and business landscape in a digital economy—and chart out some of the main areas of focus. SUSE and SAP have been partners for years, and their experience together can help you thrive in a digital economy. The opportunities out there are tremendous, and so are the risks. Dive into this book to learn about both, and find out what your company can do to respond.

Table of Contents

PART I: Digital Transformation in a Digital Economy 

  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 3D Printing 
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • The New Media Landscape
  • Robotics
  • Augmented Reality
  • Blockchain
  • Work

Consumer-Driven Change
The Disrupters
The Importance of Platforms
The Disrupted

  • Eastman Kodak
  • Blockbuster
  • The Transformers
  • Encyclopedia Britannica

A Deeper Dive: The Categories of Digital Transformation
The Data Challenge
Insight from Big Data

  • Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI)
  • Open Source for SDI
  • Cloud Technology

Customer Centricity

  • The Empowered Customer
  • Customer Networks

Digitizing the Customer Journey

  • Identify your Story
  • Sequence the Technology
  • Organize Your Workforce for Change
  • Test and Measure
  • Rinse and Repeat

Part 1 Endnotes


Part II: Driving Digital Transformation with SAP
The SAP Digital Business Framework

  • The Digital Core: SAP S/4HANA

Next-Generation ERP

  • The Foundation—SAP HANA and SAP Cloud Platform
  • SAP Cloud Platform
  • Customer Experience
  • Workforce Engagement
  • Spend Management
  • IoT and Supply Chain
Reimagine Everything
  • Reimagining Business Models
  • Reimagining Business Processes
  • Reimagining Work
Part 2 Endnotes

Part III SUSE and The Future of SAP Data Centers
SAP and SUSE: Collaboration, Integration and Years of Partnership
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications (SLES for SAP)
The Five Pillars of Trust
  • Reliability
  • Availability
  • Scalability
  • Manageability
  • Security
The Software-Defined Data Center with SUSE
SUSE OpenStack Cloud
SUSE and Docker
SUSE Enterprise Storage and Ceph
SUSE Manager
Enabling DevOps
Customers: SAP and SUSE
  • Ctac
  • Emmelibri
  • dm-drogerie markt
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