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How Valid is the Term Single Source of Truth or SSOT in IT?

Executive Summary The term single source of truth is constantly repeated in IT, particularly with regards to data. We cover the accuracy of this term. Introduction Terms are used in IT that are sometimes valid and sometimes are inaccurate marketing terms. The term single source of truth is sometimes used to explain being able to…

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How Executives and Companies Now Make Up Transformations That Never Occurred

Executive Summary Executives have begun referring to transformations that never occurred as resume builders. Using the term transformation is now a way to take credit for a hazy accomplishment. Introduction Digital transformation is a common term used in the IT space and, in particular, in the SAP space. It is a recent term and also…

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Are SAP’s Layoffs Due to an Impressive Transformation?

Executive Summary SAP has come up with a logic for key layoffs in areas where their products are failing. We analyze the evidence for SAP’s logic. Introduction After we wrote our analysis of SAP’s layoffs in the articles SAP’s Layoffs and a Brightwork Warning on HANA, and What Is Different About the Q1 2019 SAP…

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How to Use the Latest New Digital Transformation Terms!

Executive Summary Digital transformation is ramping up the bridge and has caused its digital transformations to require a whole new set of super open-minded terminology. This is not some “Deepak Chopra-ish” fanciful wordplay, but serious terminology enhancements that all implementers and OTs should be aware of. Introduction to the New Digital Transformation Terms The term…

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How to Understand the Misuse of the Term System of Record

Executive Summary The term “system of record” is used by non-technical resources to makes a false point. We cover the misuse of the term. Introduction The term “system of record” has been inaccurately explained by people with little understanding of the topic to broadcast that they are technical. The truth is that most people who…

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The Problem with the Term Digital Transformation

Executive Summary Digital transformation is a misapplied term that has been popularized by SAP, but which makes no sense. There is a significant problem using the word to describe IT implementations. This is an excellent example of how SAP adopts misleading terms to control the narrative. This chameleon can transform itself. And it can do…

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How to Understand The Role of the Business Lead on Any IT Project

Executive Summary  Business leads have a specific role that can be misunderstood. How the business lead can be viewed as a “firewall” between the business and the technical team. Introduction: Getting to a Specific Explanation Business leads have a specific role that can be misunderstood. Sometimes, the business lead can be viewed as a “firewall”…