Opening up the SAP Fortress through Google Wave
Google Wave and the Enterprise
My company, Bouvet, recently (29.01.2010) had a free seminar in Oslo (Norway) where the topic was how Google’s vision will influence companies in the years to come. The seminar was overbooked, and we ended up with 60 participants from Norway’s largest companies. The country manager for Google, Jan Grønbech, talked in general about Google, whereas I presented a presentation named “Why and how the Enterprise should harness the power of Google Wave”.
In the presentation I bring up the concept of the SAP Fortress. The SAP fortress syndrome refers to the isolation major business systems often experience in large IT landscape, both from a organisational and IT technical view. It is therefore in no way specific to SAP. Only by opening up the information and processes the business system fortresses own and control, can we fully utilize new user experience technology such as Google Wave. Enjoy the presentation!
(if the presentation is not shown above, please visit http://www.slideshare.net/dparnas/why-and-how-the-enterprise-should-harness-the-power-of-google-wave-2010 )
SAP Mentors, the SAP Community and SAP themselves have been quick to identify the potential of Google Wave and investigated how it can be intergrated with existing SAP software. See the Google Wave wiki page for more information.