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 [...]

How Brick-And-Mortar Retailers Can Beat ‘Showrooming’ And Amazon.com »

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Traditional retailing, at least in the U.S., is in a funk. Of the 100 largest U.S.-based retailers according to STORES magazine, only 17 are growing in the double digits. Fast risers are either growing overseas or are in hot categories like mobile phones (Verizon Wireless and AT&T) or discount goods (Dollar General).

American Airlines Now Up To 23,000 Samsung Galaxy Tablets »

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American Airlines is rolling out 17,000 Samsung Galaxy Note mini tablets (or phablets, if you must) to its flight attendants to improve and personalize its customer service.

Real-Time Is The Wrong Reason For Your Enterprise To Go Mobile »

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First, it was the Scandinavian-style Smorgasbord. Later, it was Old Country Buffet.

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.

Gartner: Mobile Is Not The Edge, But The Center, Of Your IT Universe »

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My ZDNet blogger-in-arms John Fontana is at Gartner’s (formerly Burton Group’s) Catalyst conference in San Diego this week, and wrote up two interesting pieces about mobile (even though he’s more of a security/privacy expert).

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 – [...]

What Happens to Syclo After Its Acquisition By SAP? »

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If your company suddenly had two products that owned highly-coveted Leader rankings in the same Gartner Magic Quadrant, would you kill one of them? Or would you celebrate your good fortune by trying to accommodate and integrate the two?