Digital Transformation: An Executive Guide

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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
    Augmented Reality
Consumer-Driven Change
The Disrupters
The Importance of Platforms
The Disrupted
    Eastman Kodak
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
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
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