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 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 [...]

Can You Build Mobile Apps Faster, Cheaper AND Better? »

During a webinar earlier this month with Gartner analyst Ian Finley and SAP Solutions President Sanjay Poonen, someone asked the question: “Is it ever possible to build apps that combine speed of delivery, robustness AND great user experience?”

What Do Small Companies Think About Mobile? »

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I’m not alone in using the term “enterprise mobile/mobility” when I want to talk about something of interest to all business customers. That’s lazy writing, though. Strictly speaking, enterprises means large firms, which in Europe, means more than 250 employees/50 million euro in revenue, or more than 500 employees in the U.S. Defined that way, [...]

Three Wildly Different Ways SAP Is Bring Mobile And Cloud Together »

Several months ago, I wrote about the Four Ways SAP Is Embracing SoCloMo, i.e. the mashup of Social, Cloud and Mobile technology. Predictably, one of the ways involved our cloud HR acquisition, SuccessFactors. But there were three other excellent efforts that show just far SAP’s progressed beyond R/3. Today, I come to you with three more [...]

Yeah, There’s a .app for That. Why, I’m Not Sure »

Whether it’s forward thinking or sheeple behavior, but 13 groups applied to manage Web addresses ending in .app, revealed ICANN today.According to the Uber-Registrar, .app was actually the most popular domain name (aka generic Top-Level Domain name, aka gTLD) sought after in this round, beating out .home and .inc, which had 11 applications each, and .art [...]

Forget B2B or B2C. Mobile is Making it All About B2P »

In last year’s Mobility Manifesto, I called for workers to rise up and demand that their bosses empower them with the mobile devices and apps that would make them more productive and happier at work.

SAP Ports First HANA-Based Consumer Mobile App to Android in Just 5 Weeks »

The old SAP would never have been able to deploy apps in a matter of weeks, either for customers (via its Rapid Deployment Solutions group) – or for itself. As Captain Kirk might’ve adlibbed, this is not your father’s SAP. Earlier this spring, SAP released its first HANA-based mobile consumer app, Recalls Plus. Recalls Plus [...]