Many companies’ IT infrastructures are undergoing an extensive transformation. Cloud computing is becoming increasingly important over traditional approaches. This was the conclusion of Bitkom and KPMG’s study “Cloud Monitor 2018”: Two out of three German companies already use cloud computing.
But what trends dominate this exciting environment and what should retailers, manufacturers, and brands look for to choose the right cloud strategy? Today, we’ll provide a detailed overview of the status quo of cloud computing and show where the world’s largest cloud providers will be in 2019.
As in swimming, there are also a number of internationally successful competitors in the cloud industry. SAP is one of the newcomers here. But what makes the cloud platform from SAP so special? To what extent does SAP differ, especially through »HANA«, from the other cloud providers? After all, SAP HANA is the basis of all cloud products from SAP and THE unique selling proposition among cloud providers.
With all the attention on Cyber-Monday-Week and its excellent results, other relevant news from Amazon has gone almost unnoticed. Two weeks ago, re:Invent Campus took place in Las Vegas, one of the world’s largest cloud computing events. Amazon’s cloud service platform AWS made remarkable business announcements there.
In addition to machine learning, big data, blockchain and databases, AWS was also looking for new cloud services in funky areas like cosmos and robotics. The latter goes far beyond the debate of humanoid companions in everyday life and business.
How widespread are robots currently and what are Amazon’s plans to promote their use and development?
Retailers keep investing in new technologies to boost the digitalisation of their stores, respond to the challenges of an increasing omnichannel world, and to tailor every customer experience even more. In this context CRM systems and analytics solutions are gaining momentum, while the cloud seems to be the perfect place to store all the relevant data needed to run apps, websites, connected cameras and other internet-based services. But why are CRM systems and the cloud becoming so popular and crucial nowadays?