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TitleThe Drivers of Digital Transformation: Why There's No Way Around the Cloud
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Table of Contents
	Digital Transformation Is an Imperative
	Digital Transformation Is a Management Issue
	Digital Transformation Requires the Cloud
	Digital Transformation Requires Trust
1: Pursuing Digital Transformation Driven by the Cloud
	1.1 The Cloud Can Do Many Things
	1.2 Knowing Today What the Customer Will Want Tomorrow
	1.3 ``Cloudification´´ Knows No (Industry) Limits
		1.3.1 Everything Stands or Falls with Digital Business Models
			``Ubering´´ Traditional Business Concepts
		1.3.2 CIO and CEO - Best Buddies?
			Is the Chief Digital Officer the New Creativity Manager?
		1.3.3 A Two-Pronged Approach
			Daring to Look at Things Differently - The Young IT Tearaways
		1.3.4 You´ll Never Walk Alone - Side by Side on the Way to the Cloud
			``Simple, Secure and Affordable´´ Boosts Acceptability
		1.3.5 The Cloud Also Means Partnering with the Very Best
		1.3.6 Maximum Performance Through Maximum Security
		1.3.7 Highest Quality as the Basis for IT Transformation and Digital Growth
	1.4 Conclusion
2: The Role of IT as an Enabler of Digital Transformation
	2.1 The Digital Revolution
	2.2 Technological Drivers and Effects
	2.3 The Three Stages of Digital Transformation
	2.4 What Digital Transformation Requires from Information Technology
		2.4.1 Agility
		2.4.2 Ability to Innovate
		2.4.3 Simplicity
		2.4.4 Intelligent Use of Data
	2.5 How IT Can Become an Enabler of Digital Transformation
	2.6 Conclusion
3: The Digital Transformation of Industry - The Benefit for Germany
	3.1 Building Digital Freeways
	3.2 The Web Requires Trust and Security
	3.3 Strong Digital Domestic Market
	3.4 Work 4.0: The Skilled Workforce
	3.5 Cloud Computing Guidelines
	3.6 Centralized Digital Platforms
	3.7 Startups Are Driving the Market
4: Theses on Digitalization
	4.1 In Praise of Slowness
	4.2 Carefully Sound Out the Content of Catchwords
	4.3 Disruptive or Gradual Digitalization
	4.4 Organizational Drivers Behind Cloud Computing
	4.5 The Courage to Market Yourself
	4.6 Many Digitalization Obstacles Are Home-Grown
	4.7 Jeremy Rifkin Is Right: And Hopefully Wrong
	4.8 Technologies Are Becoming Services
	4.9 How Do You Get Started with Digitalization?
	4.10 The World Is Becoming Flat
	4.11 Software Is Eating the World
5: The Cloud in the Driver´s Seat
	5.1 The Pressure Is Enormous
	5.2 Industry 4.0: The New Machine Age
	5.3 Networking: Cars Driving in the Cloud
	5.4 New Technology: New Skepticism?
	5.5 Even Car Dealerships Need to Reequip
	5.6 Conclusion: An Industry in Transition
6: The Cloud in Practice
	6.1 Joining Forces, Leveraging Strengths: Partnering in the Cloud
		6.1.1 Focus on IT and the Customer
		6.1.2 Catching Up With the Customer - With Omni-Channel
		6.1.3 New Models of Collaboration: Team-Based Customer Acquisition
		6.1.4 Conclusion
	6.2 Cloud Operations: What Are the Real Priorities in Practice?
		6.2.1 A Mere Formality
		6.2.2 The Cloud Needs a Centralized Platform
		6.2.3 A High-Availability Duo: The Twin-Core Model
		6.2.4 All a Question of Standards
		6.2.5 ``Universal´´ IT Security Needs a Strategy
		6.2.6 The IT Quality Factor, or the Pipe Dream of Perfect IT
		6.2.7 Greater Efficiency Under the Hood
		6.2.8 Outlook: The Software Defined Data Center
		6.2.9 Conclusion
7: No Innovation Without Quality
	7.1 Social Media Drives Data Growth
	7.2 Gathering Data from the Internet of Things
	7.3 Realizing the Value of Big Data
	7.4 The Constraints on Digital Innovation
	7.5 Reinventing the IT Function
	7.6 Defining the High-Quality IT System
	7.7 The Platform
	7.8 The People
	7.9 The Processes
	7.10 Conclusion
8: The Counterculture of Silicon Valley
	8.1 Endless Tech Boom
	8.2 Magnet for Capital and Creativity
	8.3 Two-Pagers Instead of Hundred-Page Contracts
	8.4 Less Complexity - More Risk
	8.5 Tangible Results and a Dose of Euphoria
9: China as the Frontrunner in Digitalization
	9.1 Introduction
	9.2 Market Size and Consumer Usage Potential
	9.3 B2B
	9.4 Industrial Trends in Digitalization
		9.4.1 Industrial Use of Information Technology: A Baseline
		9.4.2 Chinese Government Programs for Achieving Digital Market Dominance
	9.5 Innovation
	9.6 Conclusion
10: The Cloud Drives Harmonization and Standardization
	10.1 Flexible IT with the Cloud
	10.2 The Starting Point
	10.3 From the Public Cloud to the Private Cloud
	10.4 Greater Efficiency through New Architectures
	10.5 Dynamic Workplaces from the Cloud
	10.6 The Location Question
	10.7 Top of the Agenda: Data Security
	10.8 Challenges as a Group
	10.9 Migration in Two Steps
	10.10 Can It Be Done without the Cloud?
	10.11 Conclusion
11: 100-Percent Security - A Desirable Goal?
	11.1 The Risk in Figures
	11.2 The Inexorable Demand for Storage Capacity
	11.3 Reliability Is Vital
	11.4 The Role of the IT Provider
	11.5 More Data, More Cloud Means Greater Demands on Security
	11.6 Conclusion
12: Conclusion and Outlook
	12.1 The Cloud Is Normality and the Market Is Growing
	12.2 The Cloud Is and Will Remain a Collaborative World
	12.3 The Cloud Must Be Simple, Reliable and Affordable

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