SAP: The challenges and opportunities in becoming ‘the’ cloud company #CloudWF

It’s one of the more interesting uses of capitalisation CloudTech had seen in recent times. SAP co-CEOs Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe outlined their company’s plans to become THE cloud company following Q1 results, as the software giant looks to shift its traditional on-prem image to a more agile cloud-first model.

And according to SAP UK&I managing director Kevin Kimber, the signs are pointing in the right direction for this business transformation.

“It’s hugely ambitious,” he tells CloudTech. “It’s never been done before by a company of this size. We believe we’re well on the way to achieving it, and our customers tell us that on a daily basis, we’re really at the heart of those discussions. It’s absolutely squarely in focus.”

Recent updates from the company have been something of a roadblock, however. Last month SAP axed top cloud chief …