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How to Make Sense of Enterprise Mobility

by Amanda McKeon

October 21, 2011

By Amanda McKeon

Enterprise mobility is a pressing priority as end users are becoming more vocal about wanting to connect to their data from any location, using their own device. The benefits of implementing a mobile strategy are swiftly outweighing the risks for most companies. According to a recent Sybase survey of more than 500 workers in the US and Europe, 56% of respondents said that mobile applications would make them more productive. This is especially true for people who work outside of the office. For example, being able to access paperwork on a mobile device can enable field workers to utilize their time more effectively since they would not have to leave the work site.

This type of innovation is never simple. Mobile applications may need to be written for several different types of devices, and companies need to determine how they will keep sensitive data secure. There’s a lot to think about in making the move to mobile.

However, SAP customers have a major advantage. “SAP acquired Sybase to bring order to this kind of mobility chaos,” says Jason Fox, the National Vice President of SAP’s North America Education business, in the latest issue of SAPinsider. “Sybase’s mobility solutions give organizations of any size the ability to connect, create, consume, and control any number of mobile applications on any device.” Fox goes on to describe how the Sybase Unwired Platform can speed up time to development and lower the TCO of a company’s mobility solutions.

Be sure to check out Fox’s artic le Bringing Order to the Chaos in Mobility in the October 2011 issue of SAPinsider to see what experts are saying about this topic and other SAP solutions.

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