Mobile Sessions From SAP TechEd I Plan To Watch-Virtually »

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I made it to my first SAP TechEd conference last year. Not this year, which is a pity, since there are over 100 sessions related to mobile. I may not be able to make to the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center, but I still plan to attend TechEd virtually, watching sessions and talks viaSAP’s broadcast platform. Sessions begin at [...]

Why Text Messaging Still Thrives Despite Smartphones, Twitter and WhatsApp »

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The tech industry attracts the worst kind of futurists, Clayton Christensen-quoting types who behold shifting paradigms, looming inflection points and disruptive innovations everywhere they look. The futurism business is so competitive these days that technologies get declared dying at the very moment they are actually peaking. In monarchy terms, that’s like preparing to crown the boy prince when [...]

How Did SAP’s CIO Spend His Summer Vacation? »

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Summer is not when CIOs usually start or ramp up major projects. Not so for SAP CIO Oliver Bussmann.

How SAP Innovates: Mashups, Big Data And Stanford Students »

When it came to letting students choose a major, my college put the liberal in liberal arts.

What Do Developers And Influencers Think About The New SAP Mobile Developer Program? »

SAP has lowered formerly-forbidding barriers for mobile developers to build within its ecosystem. Here’s the announcement from Monday. It boils down to four things: 1) A free 30-day trial to SAP’s lauded mobile app development platform, SUP, and the market-leading SAP ERP application; 2) Access to the above software, including a downloadable SDK, via the Amazon Web [...]

What Olympic Sports Use The Most Mobile Technology? »

High-tech training has obviously been around for years and infiltrated many sports. But the London 2012 Olympics is a showcase for how mobile has also infiltrated modern athletics. One reason is the way the Olympics is a one-every-four-years showcase for certain kinds of individual sports. In such individual sports – think hurdling or diving – [...]

Is This The Most Boring Branch Of Enterprise Mobility? »

Ask a man on the street what the mobile enterprise means to them, and you’ll probably get one of two replies: 1) “Mobile wha?” 2) “BYOD.” Why BYOD? Well, Bring Your Own Device is the one thing that potentially touches all of us workers, not just IT folks and developers. No wonder BYOD’s gone totally [...]

IDC: iOS Widens Lead Over Android Among Mobile Enterprise Developers [Charts] »

IDC has been surveying mobile developers for the past two years. In mid-May, it polled more than 3,500 developers in a survey sponsored by platform vendor and SAP partner, Appcelerator, to gauge their feelings about Apple versus Google in the enterprise, their interest in Windows 8/Microsoft Surface, what their pain points are, and more. Here [...]

Restaurateur Bringing 7,000 iPads to Airports: “We’re Seeing 15-20% Revenue Boost” »

I interviewed Rick Blatstein, founder and CEO of OTG Management, who says lending iPads calms travelers, “electrifies” the vibe of his airport restaurants, and raises sales.

Google Copies Microsoft, Not Apple, To Fix Android Fragmentation »

This is smart, and long overdue. Google said today that it will begin releasing an Android Platform Development Kit (PDK).