back to article SAP: It’s all about cloud. Oh and blockchain, let's do that too

SAP has used its annual conference to announce plans to release a private cloud deployment with IBM Cloud, offer up blockchain-as-a-service and bolster its Leonardo tool kit. The gabfest, held in Florida, US, this week, has seen the German ERP giant shift its focus to creating what it terms the "intelligent enterprise", while …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They forgot to mention

    the 19% cloud price rise. Coming soon.

    If you though you could avoid it by staying on-prem, that'll be another 13%.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: They forgot to mention

      If you though you could avoid it by staying on-prem, that'll be another 13%.

      Well, that's a fitting reward for all those companies who thought that IT wasn't their core business, and thus allowed another company to have near absolute control over their destiny. Now the customers of SAP (and Oracle, et al) find that changing anything costs a fortune, that any programme of change "requires" the services of IBM and Accenture plus a host of contractors. All of a sudden, all of those "efficiencies" in the original SAP business case melt away, and the managers are further surprised to find that it takes forever to make the most modest changes, And SAP can charge what they like because the customer businesses are so afraid of the disruption of change that they simply won't do anything about it.

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