|[February 05, 2014]
Software AG Publishes "The Digital Enterprise" - how 22 enterprises are profiting from the digital revolution
RESTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Software AG announced the publication of "The Digital Enterprise: The
Moves and Motives of the Digital Leaders," a tour-de-force introduction
to CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich's vision of the impact digital
transformation is having across all industries, supported by over twenty
examples from companies around the globe. All of the case studies from
the book demonstrate how yesterday's IT-driven environment has shifted
to a new way of working, living and playing*. The forward is written by
Marc Benioff (News - Alert), chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, and the book is
narrated by industry luminary Vinnie Mirchandani.
"The book is intended to trigger thought and emulation," said Karl-Heinz
Streibich. "This is a watershed moment for nearly every company.
Digitization is becoming the strategic competitive factor for every
industry. The industry examples you will find in the book were my
inspiration for starting this project and I hope will be your
inspiration in changing your enterprise into a digital enterprise"
Everything is Becoming Digital
The book is divided into three parts. In the first, Karl-Heinz Streibich
introduces the digital enterprise and the digital society. He highlights
the converging technologies such as machine-to-machine (M2M)
communication, smart mobile devices, the internet of things and
phenomenon of globally connected big data to demonstrate why every
business needs to become a digital enterprise in order to differentiate
their offering and beat the competition.
The Digital Enterprise Today
Practical examples of the journey to the digital enterprise are detailed
in part two. Major corporations from many industries explain how they
are using social, mobile, analytical, cloud computing, crowdsourcing, 3D
visualization tools and sophisticated digital security technologies to
build new business models.
Part three takes as step into the future with a look at how the current
landscape will continue to evolve and at the next generation of
technology changes, already on the horizon, that could change the world
for the better.
"The Digital Enterprise" is available at:
Amazon.com (News - Alert) - http://amzn.to/1eLTlxK
& Amazon.de - http://amzn.to/LGd76H
All proceeds will be donated to the Software AG Foundation in Germany: http://www.software-ag-stiftung.co/en/home.html
More information can also be found at: http://www.softwareag.com/corporate/default.asp
To join the digital enterprise conversation, go to http://ow.ly/taaKD
*The Digital Enterprise features:
acatech (German National Academy of Science and Engineering):
President Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann explores the wide range of
stakeholders involved in the transformation to a digital enterprise.
Accenture: Senior Managing Director for Austria, Switzerland
and Germany Frank Riemensperger explains why the best businesses must
develop a "digital vision".
Allianz Group: CIO Dr. Ralf Schneider on balancing the
opportunities and risk generated by massive volumes of customer and
BBVA S.A.: CTO Ram�n Laguna on rapidly scaling technology to
implement the goal of becoming a Tier-1 global investment bank.
Coca-Cola Enterprises: CIO Esat Sezer look at how cloud
computing will drive the next generation of productivities.
Daimler AG: CIO Dr. Michael Gorriz and Information technologist
Dr. Kai Holzweissig on driving the digital enterprise with linked data.
Datev eG: CEO Prof. Dieter Kempf examines bringing industrial
level IT security to small and medium sized businesses.
DB Systel GmbH: Chairman of the Board Detlef Exner on how
German railways are addressing a new generation of digital customers.
Deutsche Telekom (News - Alert): CEO of T-Systems and Deutsche Telekom Board
Member Reinhard Clemens explains why traditional network providers can
- and must - develop mew business models.
DFKI GmbH (German Research center for Artificial Intelligence):
CEO Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster on how semantic product memories
promise to reshape how products are manufactured, shipped, sold,
consumed, traced and recycled.
Echo Entertainment: CTO Rob James details how
technology-enables innovation can better address their VIP customers.
General Electric: Global technology director William Ruh on how
50 billion interconnected machines will drive the Industrial Internet
Hubert Burda Media: CEO Dr. Paul-Bernhard Kallen looks at
turning a German magazine company into an enterprise for entrepreneurs.
MAPFRE: CTO Jos� Manuel Inchausti P�rez discusses how
satellites have transformed their business and help create more agile
Nissan: CIO Celso Guitoko describes how to design "smarter"
Qualcomm: CIO Norm Fjeldheim speaks of how to provide highly
personalized and contextualized customer experiences.
Siemens (News - Alert) AG: Member of the Board Prof. Dr. Siegfried Russwurm on
how the fourth industrial revolution will create a paradigm shift in
required workforce qualifications.
Staedel Museum: Director Max Hollein on how a digital visit to
the museum is a sensual experience.
Standard Chartered PLC: CIO Jan Verplancke details the roll-out
of mobile banking across several continents.
Statoil ASA: Vice President Magne Fransten on safety through
technology in harsh operating environments.
Technische Universitaet Darmstadt: Chairman, Information
Systems faculty Prof. Dr. Peter Buxmann looks at new risk scenarios
and enabling new business models.
TUI InfoTec GmbH: CEO Heinz Kreuzer on using social media,
real-time analytics, big data and mobile devices to create a more
enjoyable customer experience.
About Software AG
Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) helps organizations achieve their
business objectives faster. The company's big data, integration and
business process technologies enable customers to drive operational
efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter
decisions and better service. Building on over 40 years of
customer-centric innovation, the company is ranked as a "leader" in
fifteen market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas and
Natural, ARIS, Terracotta, webMethods (News - Alert), Alfabet and Apama. Software AG
has more than 5,200 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of �973
million in 2013 (IFRS, unaudited). Learn more at�www.softwareag.com
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