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The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Swedish multinational telecoms company Ericsson has released its latest Mobility Report revealing that according to its data, the number of global mobile subscriptions will reach 9.3 billion by 2019, 5.6 billion of which are predicted to be for smartphones.  Read Original Content New findings from leading hi-tech analyst, Juniper Research, has revealed that global wearable “Smart Glasses” shipments... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)

Orchestra Contributing to Future of E-Commerce

Open Source Journal It is one thing to use open source software and evangelize its capabilities to a marketplace. It is quite another to actually attempt to contribute to that software. I've read all over the internet that 1 in 100 contribute, or some implementation of The Drake Equation represents the number of active users contributing to an open source project. However, in trying to figure out what exactly the number is on any given project, you enter a quagmire just trying to figure out how many people actually use an open source product. Regardless, Orchestra is beginning to find out what it means to contribute to a major piece of open source software. Our firm is highly committed to using Drupal as our web application platform. We love it, we use it, and we think you'll love it to if you try it out. To extend Drupal into the ecommerce space, we've begun worki... (more)

SAP Blinks, ‘Confesses,’ Larry Proves He’s His Own Best Lawyer

It appears that after a few hundred well-chosen words of public hectoring by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and the vision they brought to mind of HP's new CEO Leo Apotheker being mauled in court by Larry's lawyers - or publicly crucified for not showing up - that SAP has conceded one of the key defenses in its upcoming trial for theft of Oracle IP. It will not contest Oracle's contention that it was party to the already admitted theft by its TomorrowNow third-party maintenance subsidiary and that SAP's upper management knew all about it and encouraged it. It has previously accepted that it was liable for TomorrowNow's actions but denied that SAP proper had anything to do with it. Larry of course contends that Apotheker "knew all about the stealing." It's unclear whether the move will get Apotheker, SAP's former CEO, as well as other high-ranking SAP luminaries off the hoo... (more)

Journey to On Demand - Lessons Learned from Small, High-Growth Customers

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $800 Savings here! What are small, high-growth companies experiencing as they make their move to on-demand applications and how are they dealing with concerns around security, integration, business disruption? In his lunchtime keynote at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, SAP's Global Director Shawn Reynolds discussed what benefits companies are actually seeing versus what they expected, and what advice they are giving software companies to help them achieve long-term growth and profitability. Click Here to View This Webcast Now! About the Speaker: Shawn Reynolds is Global Director at SAP and responsible for go-to-market strategy and business development for the most significant product investment in company history, SAP Business ByDesign. Before joining SAP, he held global leadership positions in the software industry developing markets in the Unit... (more)

SAP and Sybase Launch Next Wave of Mobile Apps

SAP AG and Sybase, Inc., an SAP company and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today unveiled the next wave of mobile apps designed for a wide range of industries and mobile workers, from executives to knowledge and task workers. With this new wave of mission-critical apps, which range from process-driven to consumer-facing, SAP continues to expand the industry's most comprehensive mobile portfolio, including platform, apps and security. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE® NOW + SAP® TechEd, being held as a co-located event in Madrid from November 8-10. The new apps mobilize key business functions, allowing employees to work at anytime and from anywhere via mobile devices, freeing them from the confines of their desks. This strong momentum of app development further demonstrates SAP's speed of innovation in meeting the demand of business users who ... (more)

SAP to Acquire Ariba for $4.3 Billion

SAP on Tuesday announced its intention to buy Ariba for $4.3 billion, a 19 percent premium on Ariba's market capitalization. The move comes soon after SAP's SuccessFactors February buy and shows that SAP is quickly and aggressively acquiring its way to a full cloud business services capability. The announcement caps SAP's user conference last week and the cloud and data services news from it, including cloud suite offerings like SAP Business ByDesign and SAP Business One. It will become a question in the market if SAP will favor it's own ERP technologies and installed base, or continue Ariba's strategy of inclusive and open alliances and partnerships. Ariba has been growing rapidly through organic and acquisitions expansions, and has a global reach for its procurement, goods/services trading, spend management, supplier discovery and other extended enterprise business... (more)

Unisys Joins SAP PartnerEdge as an SAP Services Partner

Unisys UK on Thursday announced it has joined the SAP PartnerEdge program as an SAP services partner. The program provides the company with access to resources and services from SAP that will help Unisys serve public sector clients with highly sensitive project requirements. Through this new partnership, Unisys will leverage its expertise with SAP solutions in relation to its work with Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), where it supports applications that are critical for the day-to-day policing of London. Over the past 24 months alone, Unisys has delivered more than 12,000 days of SAP solution-related work to the MPS. Unisys plans to leverage this expertise to address highly sensitive projects for customers across the UK's law enforcement and government sectors. Colin Penn, UK ITO Service Delivery Director, Unisys, said: "The secure nature of the work and the inform... (more)

SAP to Announce a New Version of PowerBuilder

Tuesday night, SAP confirmed that they will be presenting the official PB Roadmap during the PB World Tour in Europe. After months of speculation, confirmation arrived that SAP will officially support PowerBuilder, and that a new version will be released containing additional features. This announcement will be made directly by SAP to the community during the PB World Tour in Germany on December 3, organized by Ludwin Feiten, Head of PBUGG. Michael Redford (SAP BIT) and Robyn Chan (Senior Vice President, Head of Mobile Platform, SAP AG) will join the conference in Walldorf to present the Roadmap. Details on the conference agenda in English can be found here, the original details in German can be found here (PDF). The roadmap will also be presented during other stops of the PB World Tour, including Italy (Dec 5-6) and Paris (Dec 10-11). PowerBuilder will be making i... (more)

BYOD and Mobile Security Solutions

"We see many companies looking to adopt BYOD strategies for employees, but few who are solely BYOD," observed Milja Gillespie, Director of Product Marketing, Mobile Security, SAP, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Computing Journal. "Often, they offer corporate devices for certain types of workers for whom mobility is a core function and BYOD for others who may want to access business resources on a personal device but don't require it for productivity purposes." Cloud Computing Journal: Describe for us a bit the recent growth of mobile, and the projected growth over the next few years. Milja Gillespie: According to a recent Infonetics Research survey, respondent organizations reportedly averaged approximately 9,000 devices on their networks, which is expected to grow to 20 percent by 2015, and about 2/3 of those enterprises surveyed allow their employees to bring th... (more)

The Sales Process with @InMindComputing | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, Mirko Fellner, Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing & Sales at In Mind Computing, shows the Insight Selling Suite, a cloud-based solution that makes the sales process better and more reasonable. It runs in the SAP HANA Cloud, so it brings the best of both worlds together - Cloud and Big Data. Cloud, Big Data, and the 'Internet of Things' Are you ready to put your data in the cloud? What is the future of security in the cloud? Does Docker quickly advance the development of an IoT application? What are the implications of Moore's Law on Hadoop deployments? Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2015 New York (June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center, Manhattan) Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2015 Silicon Valley (November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center) @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley 2014 Exhibit Floor was packed for three days! Get all these... (more)