Written by Karen Hagemann

byoxawardSAP Global IT celebrated an outstanding win recently at the Ovum BYOX Strategy Awards 2013 where the Security and Risk organization were crowned winners in the “Best Technology and Telecoms” category.

Organized by independent market analyst, Ovum, the BYOX Strategy Awards recognize companies driving innovation in the area of BYOD. SAP Global IT impressed the judges by demonstrating the success of the SAP Runs SAP program in which employees use their preferred mobile devices and applications to better collaborate, access information, and influence key business decisions – anytime, anywhere, and with the peace of mind of a secure network.

The jury was most impressed by SAP’s approach of addressing the consumerization of IT trend, allowing employees to own a single device for both business and personal use.

Ralph Salomon, head of IT Security and Risk Management, together with Maximilian Adrian were present at the ceremony in London on June 5 to collect the award. Reflecting on their win, Ralph exclaimed, “We were literally surrounded by global experts for BYOX strategy and operations. Three world class experts on the jury reviewed dozens of award applications and told us they were so impressed by our strategy and could immediately see that we had fulfilled all the selection criteria for the award.”

(Ralph and Maximilian with award)

Interim CIO, Axel Bülow, congratulated the team on their well-deserved award – “This is a fantastic achievement for the Security and Risk team and the SAP Global IT organization as a whole, which continues to support the “Mobile” pillar of our corporate strategy. I would particularly like to thank Ralph Salomon, Maximilian Adrian, and Alex Guitman for their tremendous efforts in driving the program and for coming out on top!”

Currently in their third year, the Ovum BYOX Strategy Awards have drawn leading names in a short time. Beating off such stiff competition from highly respected brands makes this recognition all the more impressive for SAP Global IT.


 Click here to read Ovum’s Press Release