Andreas Schmitz

Andreas Schmitz

About Andreas Schmitz

Andreas Schmitz is a Freelance Journalist for SAP, covering a wide range of topics from big data to Internet of Things, HR, business innovation and mobile.

Innovation: Parting With Traditional Industry Trends

13-Oct-2017 | Andreas Schmitz

Traditional business models are under pressure across all industries. Companies such as Knorr-Bremse, Daimler, and ARRI have already undergone a business transformation. According to Carsten Linz, hea

cloud computing

The Future Of ERP: Public Cloud

23-Aug-2017 | Andreas Schmitz

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) cloud strategy requires a willingness to let go of well-established and outdated processes. Overall, companies perform better when they make a long-term shift to

Artificial Intelligence: Why Neural Networks Continue To “Hobble”

3-Aug-2017 | Andreas Schmitz

Now that platforms and their related services have become commonplace, all eyes are on artificial intelligence. “Systems are scalable, and complex ones can be trained quickly,” says Wolfgang Wa

When Will IoT Be Mainstream In Your Industry?

6-May-2016 | Andreas Schmitz

According to a new IDC study, the Internet of Things (IoT) will already be a common part of the discrete manufacturing industry in 2016. For Oliver Edinger, SAP’s head of IoT and Industry 4.0 in

Everyone Can Get In Touch With The Digital World

15-Feb-2016 | Andreas Schmitz

Gesche Joost became a member of the SAP Supervisory Board nine months ago. As professor of design research and head of the Design Research Lab at the Berlin University of the Arts, she has a direct li

PwC: Biggest Increase In Cyberattacks In Over 10 Years

28-Jan-2016 | Andreas Schmitz

Cyber crime is big business. Companies are reporting a growing number of cyber attacks – many of them aimed at their intellectual property – and are spending more on information security measures

Design Thinking: 8 Lessons Learned

26-Jan-2016 | Andreas Schmitz

A way to bring harmony to discordant teams? A technique for fostering empathy? Or a refuge from “command-and-control” leadership? Researchers from the Hasso Plattner Institute have taken a closer

IDC Benchmark: Digital Maturity Check For Self-Assessment

9-Dec-2015 | Andreas Schmitz

The digital transformation is putting organizations’ adaptability to the test. But help is at hand. Companies can refer to the independent IDC MaturityScape model to find out what level of digital m

Contradictions Abound On The Road To The IoT

13-Nov-2015 | Andreas Schmitz

Companies have identified great potential in the Internet of Things (IoT). But only those that can extract its value for their own business will ultimately reap the benefits. From analyzing wind fa

digital transformation

What Is Digital Transformation?

16-Oct-2015 | Andreas Schmitz

Achieving quantum leaps through disruption and using data in new contexts, in ways designed for more than just Generation Y — indeed, the digital transformation affects us all. It’s time for a det