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There’s no such thing as a bad question…especially when choosing your partners for your SAP project


Growing up in the US education system, there was one thing drilled into me almost above all else: “There is no such thing as a bad question” and conversely, “the only bad question is the one not asked.” As with most things in life, asking questions and, specifically, asking the right questions can often be the difference in success or disappointment. Asking questions is such a fundamental step in every decision in our lives, whether it be related to our career or personal lives, that we almost take it for granted. Imagine trying to find a partner or a spouse without asking questions. In business, just in life, asking the right questions and, ultimately, finding the right partners can have long last lasting and not easily undone consequences both very, very good and well, not so good.

At SUSE, we pride ourselves on being the open, open source company and our commitment to helping customers find the right blend of partners to maximize their investments in order to propel their business forward.

When it comes to SAP, we have been the leader in providing mission critical open source Linux & SDI (Software Defined Infrastructure) technology for SAP for nearly 20 years and we are always looking for new ways to help customers in their journey whether upgrading to HANA and S/4 from R/3 and AnyDb or deploying SAP in a greenfield environment.

In order to help enterprise customers ask the right questions in their journeys, we thought it would be helpful to pull together lessons from our customers and understand what critical questions they asked in making their decisions on Linux and SDI partners.

Check out our new white paper here: Evaluating Software Defined Infrastructure Providers to Support your SAP implementation

Should you have any questions, we are always here to help.

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Shane Madigan



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Shane Madigan Shane Madigan, Global Sales Director for SAP Solutions, SUSE Shane Madigan is the global head of sales and go-to-market strategy for SAP solutions at SUSE where he brings his 20 years of experience in building and accelerating partnerships to the forefront. From working with partners ranging from global strategic consultancies to local boutique systems integrators, Shane works with the inherent understanding that, in order for a partnership to be successful, there must be both a shared alignment and understanding of each companies goals and values and, once trust is developed, innovative solutions and business models can emerge and accelerate. Shane resides outside of Washington DC in the quaint town of Leesburg, VA where he spends time with family, wrenching on old cars and training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.