SAP to Make Mobility Management Simple, Cost-Effective and Secure With New Release of Afaria

From Mobile World Congress 2012, SAP today unveiled a major new release of the industry-leading Afaria mobile device management solution. With the 7.0 release of Afaria, SAP aims to allow enterprise IT to more effectively manage mobile applications and devices through a new UI for simplified administration, improved workflow and enterprise integration capabilities. Read the press release.

Essar Group Seeks Real-Time Business Insight With SAP HANA, Mobility and Business Intelligence Solutions from SAP

SAP today announced that the Essar Group has chosen the SAP HANA platform and the 4.0 release of business intelligence (BI) solutions from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio to strengthen its existing investments in SAP software and gain real-time visibility into businesses across all its verticals. Additionally, the company has selected mobility solutions from SAP and Sybase, an SAP company, to mobilize its critical business functions. Read the newsbyte.

SAP and Sybase Announce Support for App Store Volume Purchase Program in Afaria

SAP and Sybase today premiered support for App Store Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for Business with Afaria, the industry-leading mobile device and application management solution from Sybase. By enabling streamlined and secure application deployment and management for enterprise users through an enhanced on-device app portal, Afaria helps extend App Store’s reach into the enterprise market. Read the press release.

Top 50 iPad Rollouts by Enterprises and Schools

Today’s WSJ had a fascinating article about one-hit wonder products like the Baby on Board sign and, more recently, Silly Bandz. That got me thinking: have the past three months proven that the iPad is no one-hit wonder? Why, yes, I do believe they have. There’s the 25 million iPads sold in 14 months, the huge pent-up demand for the iPad 2 and Apple’s continued domination over the PlayBook, Xoom and Galaxy Tab.

However, consumers are fickle. Tastes change, fads fade. In one year, couldn’t the tablet market look completely different? (more…)

SAP CIO: We’re “Jumping On” New Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets

Samsung’s new Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet won’t be widely available in the U.S. until June 17, but SAP AG CIO Oliver Bussmann can hardly wait.

“I’m putting a lot of pressure on my own folks to have some Samsung devices out [among employees] in the next 4-6 weeks,” Bussmann said in an interview last week.

(Note: this is the first in a planned series of monthly interviews I’ll be doing with Bussmann on SAP’s internal use of mobility and its overall IT transformation. Subscribe to UberMobile’s feed or follow me on Twitter @ericylai in order not to miss any updates.) (more…)

SAP Runs SAP: Afaria Enables Mobility at Global SAPPHIRE NOW

At SAPPHIRE NOW 2011 in Orlando, it was the year of mobility. Tablets and smartphones were ubiquitous and thousands of them were in the hands of the global SAP team. As global service owner, Mobility, for the SAP Global IT team, Josh Bentley was responsible for configuring these devices, and keeping them fully up-to-date during the fast-moving event. Josh took time out to speak with Bill Kozel about his team’s pioneering use of Afaria, the Sybase mobile device management and security solution. (more…)

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