Sat. Oct 24th, 2020

After the ball drops in Times Square and the New Year has been rung in, many turn to reflection – on the year past of course, but also on how to make the next one even better than the last. This is especially true for business leaders who often use the time for reflection on the things they did right, what could have been better and the competitive opportunities for the coming year.

2016 saw more cloud adoption than ever before – it’s no secret that the way we do business is changing, and that’s exactly why in 2017 businesses need to be even more digitally savvy. With data being created at a breakneck pace – from connected ‘things’, to mobile payments and more – businesses are uniquely positioned to be more informed than ever before and make better, data-driven, decisions.

As more and more businesses step confidently into with the digital era, true digital transformation will only become more imperative. To help you better prepare for the shift in 2017, we’ve put together some of the top enterprise predictions from executives at SAP.

Please join us this year as we continue to discuss what it takes to “build a digital enterprise.”

Big data gets even bigger

“Big data is not a new trend, but the rate at which it’s being harnessed – and where it’s being warehoused – is going to have a ripple effect in the market. Organizations will work to accommodate big-scale engineering projects, earmarking investment dollars into areas like the Internet of Things, which is driving scores of machine-to-machine data.

Because of this, the era of the grand infrastructure solution may very well be behind us, and the focus on unique solutions tailored by the enterprise will come sharply into focus.”

Analytics cut through the clutter

“There is a massive paradigm shift with the emergence of the connected enterprise. The hyper-connection of people, processes, data and things is disrupting the implementation and consumption of traditional data management and analytics.

The need to drive insights that translate to outcomes is becoming exceedingly important. A new, adaptive enterprise will emerge as technology shifts from structured, unstructured and real-time streaming data to quantum, resulting in a more preemptive and predictive analytics approach

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