The Road to the Digital Enterprise

'Reinvent your business model. It’s not an option, it’s a must,’ Software AG event stresses


Notes and Quotes

“99 percent of tweets are on mobile, but companies only spend 1 percent on mobile. 70 percent of mobile searches lead to action in one hour. Think mobile first,” - Erik Qualman, keynote speaker and author of Socialnomics.

“Technology is not a supporting function, but a very key part of your business,” - Edy Liongosari, managing director, Accenture.

“Transforming our entire product line to digital is one of the biggest business opportunities in the last 20 years to make money,” - William Ruh, closing speaker and vice president, GE’s Global Software and Analytics Center.

A few more thoughts from Ruh:

  • “One aircraft with two GE jet engines transmits one terabyte of data per day. And there are more than 20,000 planes in the fleet. That’s big data!”
  • “IDC (International Data Corp.) estimates that only 0.5 percent of the world’s data is being analyzed.” 
  • There are predictions that in the not too distant future, 50 billion machines will be connected. “It will change business.”
  • “Data without analysis has no value. It’s useless.”

Here are a couple of fun items to finish up. Petra Burgstaller, BPM and enabling lead for the Coca-Cola Company, spoke on BPM in the context of global ERP. Coke, she said, has 700,000 global employees who help provide 1.8 billion servings per day. The product is legally available in all but two countries: North Korea and Cuba.

 

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