Pursuing Digital Transformation Driven by the Cloud -- The Role of IT As an Enabler of Digital Transformation -- The Digital Transformation of Industry – The Benefit for Germany -- Theses on Digitalization -- The Cloud in the Driver’s Seat -- The Cloud in Practice -- No Innovation without Quality -- The Counterculture of Silicon Valley -- China as the Frontrunner in Digitalization -- The Cloud Drives Harmonization and Standardization -- 100-Percent Security – A Desirable Goal? -- Conclusion and Outlook.
Exciting articles, analyses and practical examples describe how to get started with digitalization and handle the technologies involved, the potential offered by the cloud, the importance of the right partnerships and which factors are most critical to success, particularly as regards quality and security. Why will the cloud soon take the driver’s seat in our cars, and why does Heineken’s long-term CIO Anne Teague say that innovation is impossible without high-quality IT? What can German IT managers learn from Silicon Valley or China, how much does Telekom CEO Tim Höttges think Europe is dependent on successful digitalization, and why does T-Systems director Dr. Ferri Abolhassan view the cloud as the essential backbone of digital transformation? This book is the first to bring together a variety of perspectives and present a 360° view of digitalization. Renowned authors illustrate how industry representatives view the digital transformation of our economy. Its most important component is the cloud! And digitalization and cloud-based processes are the main business drivers of the 21st century. Contents How Germany and Europe can benefit from digitalization The cloud as the growth driver of digitalization Field reports from China and Silicon Valley Practical examples The Editor Dr. Ferri Abolhassan is a member of the T-Systems Board of Management, responsible for the IT Division and Telekom Security. ..