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SAP, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Public Sector

On May 25th, 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become effective. Adopted in May 2016 this newly harmonized data protection law will be a directly applicable law in all EU and EEA Member States. See my recent blog on specific aspects of GDPR for Public Sector authorities: https://blogs.sap.com/2017/12/21/ready-for-christmas-and-gdpr-in-2018-a-perspective-on-gdpr-for-public-sector-authorities./ …

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SAP Enabling Marriage

It is Christmas time. Time that is all about love and family. So it broke my heart when reading the story about that Australian couple Hayley and Jamie that couldn’t get married because government processes are not yet ready to handle same gender marriages after promising immediate recognition of marriages …

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Five Attributes of Successful Smart Cities

I attended the 2017 Smart City Expo World Congress. As in previous years, this was a great learning experience. Of all the interesting things I heard, the shiny new toys and the fancy demos that I saw, five attributes clearly stood out as key success factors for Smart Cities. The …

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Five Attributes of Successful Smart Cities

I attended the 2017 Smart City Expo World Congress. As in previous years, this was a great learning experience. Of all the interesting things I heard, the shiny new toys and the fancy demos that I saw, five attributes clearly stood out as key success factors for Smart Cities. The …

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Digital Taxpayer Experience with SAP hybris

With the rapid increase of customer interaction channels and the digital transformation imperative, customer service contact centres need to evolve to omni channel customer engagement centres, blending high-touch assisted and low-touch/un-assisted services in order to meet the needs of digitally connected mobile taxpayers. Often Taxpayer engagement is used as a …

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How to Manage Risk in Software Development Projects

Risk Management in Software Development Projects There are many benefits to complex risk management solutions such as Monte Carlo Risk Analysis or probability theory. On large projects technical risk management tools can be invaluable; however risk management in software projects requires a level of risk analysis more suitable for small …

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Future Cities – a Cross Industry Mammoth

We have always talked that the governments’ mission ever is to Protect – keeping people safe and protected from disasters, economic shocks, crime and terrorism –, Provide – more and better services for their constituents, communities and businesses, improving how people work, live and enjoy – and Prosper – economy …

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Internet of Things: Unlimited Possibilities

The Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning are expected to transform both public and private sectors, probably in ways we have not yet imagined. A leading expert on the business of IoT, Bruce Sinclair of Iot-Inc recently discussed his latest book, “IoT Inc: How Your Company Can Use the …

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Saving citizens’ lives in smarter, safer cities

With living spaces becoming increasingly populated and life moving faster than ever, we’re seeing a ream of cities turning to digital technology to make citizens’ lives better and safer.   I’m seeing more and more inspirational stories of reimagined, reinvigorated Smart Cities all over the world that are realising the …

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Embrace IoT in Public Sector to Transform

Leading-edge technology, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning, has the power to transform public and private sectors alike. Always curious to learn more, I jumped at the chance to hear Bruce Sinclair of Iot-Inc discuss his latest book, IoT Inc: How Your Company Can Use the …

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How Smart Cities Collaborate for Better Outcomes

At Smart Cities Connect in Austin Texas, a panel of city Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) shared insights from their collaboration to drive smart cities forward. The panelists are members of the Council of Global City CIOs (CGCC), founded in September 2016 to share data and …

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Future Cities under the umbrella of a standard?

IBS Future Cities team is committed to align at the end its solutions to global trends and standards. Therefore, we base them on one of the most accepted industry standards: ISO 37120. This time I would like to address Wastewater aspects. Smart Cities Wastewater Context. When we talk about wastewater, …

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Interoperability in our Border(less) Society

The definition of Interopability is – ‘the ability of computer systems or software to exchange and make use of information” Interoperability in Public Safety and Security has been at the top of the agenda for many years and covers a huge span of requirements at all levels within the security …

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Seeking clear guidance for your Public Sector Agency’s S/4HANA transformation journey? Check out SAP Transformation Navigator!

Your public sector agency is looking for new ways to better manage ‘government business’ and to provide products and services to your citizens in an easy to consume and more citizen friendly way? You heard about the potential and benefits of SAP S/4HANA but don’t know how to leverage this potential for your organization? There’s …

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