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Working with IBM, OSRAM embarks on a multicloud strategy to enable transformation

OSRAM is reinventing light. In 2016, the company, whose history dates back more than 100 years, divested its LED and traditional lamp business to focus on the digital future of light. Be it with laser light for automobiles, increased security thanks to iris recognition or intelligently connected lighting, OSRAM is transforming light into more than […]

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3 questions to ask your cloud provider about security for your SAP environment

As enterprises grow increasingly interconnected and sensitive information is shared around the world, protecting critical data has become more complex and challenging than ever before. Five years ago, most IT attacks targeted the operating system. Today, new types of threats from new types of hackers have emerged, using malware that targets your most precious data […]

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Retailers reap the benefits of cloud managed services and cognitive technologies for SAP

The wealth of experience IBM has in retail and SAP continues to help retailers create innovative, seamless customer experiences. Here are two stories of companies who worked with IBM to stay ahead of the competition, as well as a brief discussion of new cognitive technologies designed to drive innovation in retail. Footwear company transforms its […]

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What can 27 years of experience teach you about moving SAP to cloud?

Specialists from IBM and Frost & Sullivan recently published a webinar for CIOs on the perceived challenges and benefits of using managed services for migrating SAP to cloud. In this interview, SAP migration specialist Andy Hacket shares additional perspectives for IT leaders considering cloud deployments for SAP workloads. Watch the webinar. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): […]

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Why managed services are key to driving cloud results

Many cloud hosting vendors have invested heavily in large-scale distributed data centers for cloud infrastructure as part of their business model. Over the last few years, the cloud model has become very efficient, being self-driven through websites for cloud provisioning. A lot of features and functionality are added regularly. Numerous companies offer infrastructure as a […]

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Choosing a managed cloud provider: Why software vendor relationships matter

In pursuit of recurring revenue, an increasing number of IT providers, including value-added resellers, systems integrators and equipment vendors, are hanging out shingles proclaiming themselves as managed services providers (MSPs). Many are specifically targeting SAP and Oracle workloads, which are challenging to deploy in the cloud. Some providers are obtaining certifications or joining vendors’ partner […]

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Moving SAP S/4HANA to the cloud? Some things to keep in mind

If you’ve been an SAP customer for years, moving to S/4HANA might seem very complicated. You may have to learn new ways of managing your enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications and handling your SAP infrastructure. However, once you do, the cloud benefits of speed, flexibility and cost visibility become obvious. SAP data and applications are […]

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IT leaders’ expectations, benefits and challenges when moving SAP to the cloud

The following is an interview with Lynda Stadtmueller, vice president of cloud services at research firm Frost & Sullivan. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): Frost & Sullivan recently surveyed more than 260 senior IT key decision makers and influencers who have evaluated the use of managed cloud services for SAP or Oracle workloads. What were the […]

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How two companies reinvented themselves with SAP S/4HANA and managed IBM Cloud

SAP data and applications are mission-critical assets that impact operations across an entire enterprise. With that in mind, leaders count on SAP architects and developers to discover new ways to derive value from their enterprise resource planning (ERP) environments as they migrate to S/4HANA. At the SAP TechEd conference later this month, I’ll share in-depth […]

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Innovations and momentum from IBM and VMware accelerate enterprise cloud adoption

In my previous post, I discussed the evolving enterprise cloud landscape and how the conversation in IT departments has shifted from “why cloud” to “which cloud.” There’s no question that businesses want secure and simple access to cloud-native services such as AI, data and analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), and a serverless infrastructure. And they […]

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More questions to ask when choosing a cloud provider for S/4HANA

This post is the second in a three-part interview series with Brian Burke, global SAP solutions executive with IBM SAP Alliance. To read this first part of the interview, click here. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): What questions should companies ask a prospective managed cloud services provider for SAP S/4HANA? Brian Burke, global SAP solutions executive, […]

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SAB Holding improves project profitability with SAP on IBM Cloud

Dealing with disparate information systems is the bane of every project manager’s existence. How can you create reports on time or see the big picture when you have to pull data from one system and manually compare it to another? You’re at a distinct disadvantage when you don’t have the insights you need. Such was […]

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