The year that was and the new year of HOW

30-01-18

"Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress." - Charles Kettering, inventor, engineer, businessman, and holder of 186 patents.

2017 - what a year!

  • Significant political changes that will shape the future differently from what had been predicted
  • Major cyber security issues that stress the importance of being a responsible technology provider
  • And not to mention domestic events that have shaken societies

On the upside -

  • Global economic growth has been better than expected especially for the Eurozone, China, and Russia (Council for Foreign Relations, 2017)
  • Bitcoin price has surged from US$1000 toUS$17000 (Business Insider, 2017)
  • "AI development accelerates due to growing connected devices, computing is free, data is becoming the new oil, and machine learning is the new combustion" (WEF, 2017)
  • Big Data continues to progress with the introduction of BlockChain technology (Forbes, 2017)

As a company we celebrated the year we turned 20 years old with a blog post each month highlighting achievements in sports, technology, world affairs, pop culture in 2017 or 10 or 20 years ago. To cap off the blog post series, here are the inventions that made it to TIME's Top 25 Inventions for 2017: http://time.com/5023212/best-inventions-of-2017/.

We look ahead to the future and continue to innovate and be proactive in responding to current and new market trends and challenges in the SAP world (i.e. HANA 2.0, GPDR compliance, S4 HANA migration, SAF-T local country regulations…).  This new year 2018, we will stay focused on expanding our technical expertise in software publishing and consulting practice while keeping a mindset on

"HOW can we continue doing things better for our customers?".
 
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