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.

India’s Aakash-2: iPad Guts In A Miraculous US$21 Android Tablet »

Inexpensive homegrown tablets - think between US$60 and $200 – abound in India, where the per-capita income, despite the fast-rising economy, remains US$3,700 per year. But the uncrowned king of inexpensive, Indian-made tablets is the Aakash tablet. I say uncrowned because the student-designed, government-subsidized Aakash has yet to hit the market. And for awhile this year, [...]

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 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 [...]

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?”

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]