I am responsible for the technology infrastructure and strategy of my company.

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Here you can discover my most important cloud questions and answers around:




Question 1: How can my IT infrastructure support flexibility and rapid adaptation to changes, expansions and new requirements?

Proven implementation strategies for corporations and subsidiaries

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With cloud software, users and applications can be added or removed flexibly, as market situations and business requirements develop. Cloud solutions can be connected seamlessly with the central, on-premise ERP system to ensure unified data throughout the corporation.

With SAP Business ByDesign, we carved out the IT of a divested company in a very short time frame and handed over a modern, fully-functioning ERP system to the new owner.

Dr. Marcus Schiffer, Global IT & Processes, Evonik Industries AG | Evonik’s cloud experience

What’s stopping you from using ERP?

Read this humorous infographic and find out if you should use ERP on premise, in the cloud or if you will end up in data prison.


Question 2: When providing software services I will also need to guarantee security and compliance standards. How can I protect our data in the cloud?

Data security is a major benefit of cloud-based enterprise solutions. Cloud gives you the flexibility and choices to determine what data you want to move to the cloud and what data should remain in on-premise systems. You can mix public cloud applications and services, private cloud managed services and on-premise technology to your specific needs.

Protecting the Cloud

Enterprise networks, table computers and cloud collaboration services transform today’s security landscape. Understand security and risk issues and read about the biggest challenges of 200 business and IT executives.

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We all agreed: business-critical data is safer in SAP’s high performance computing center than on servers in our own data center.

Daniel Gerster, CIO, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

75 %

of new enterprise IT spend will be cloud-based or hybrid by 2016

IDC 2013 Report: “New Enterprise IT Spend”


Question 3: I need to provide our employees and business units with new and reliable software. But how?

The deployment times and resource needs associated with rolling out cloud solutions are significantly lower than with on-premise solutions. For smaller organizations, cloud software can typically be installed in weeks instead of months for in-house installations.

The Cloud – When & Why?

This whitepaper discusses the main reasons companies choose to adopt cloud solutions and guides companies in evaluating cloud-based business application investments.

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>70 %

of CIOs Simplified Their IT Processes, Citing Increased Speed and Flexibility by Migrating to a Hybrid Cloud Environment.

Source: Wakefield Research Survey

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