When I explain ‘Digital Transformation’ to my students, most hear the words but miss the semantics. Clearly, they quickly grasp ‘digital,’ as they grew up with a digital handheld at their side. The mysterious word ‘transformation,’ however, ignites a much fuzzier understanding for them. I think that these experiences around digital and transformation apply to many businesspeople, too. Let me shed more light on this argument.
Your operational systems that run your day-to-day business are usually well-protected. System access is sophistically controlled, and firewalls enclose the heart of your IT environment. But when it comes to older IT systems, there might be vulnerabilities. What if some legacy systems reside outside your safety net, somewhat forgotten, even ignored?
The dilemma of sustainability and data centers dominates the IT leaders’ thinking, one way or another. Shall they go green to ‘save the planet’ or shall they go big to secure profits? Before I dive into the topic, let’s first see what sustainability means in general.
In former years, companies (maybe yours, too) spent truckloads of money and large chunks of time implementing ERP systems, only to become ‘locked in’ to a software vendor eventually. With the arrival of S/4HANA…
The world changes. Every day. Every hour. When the pandemic locked everybody down the change was real, even surreal, touchable for everybody. Consequently, business got in financial jeopardy and distress seemingly overnight, with only a very few options on the table.