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SAP has put together an enterprise mobility webinar series that I look forward to watching. For the first webinar they have lined up an interesting line up consisting of Sybase, Aberdeen and SAP customer Tellabs:

  • Praveen Gautam, Director, Enterprise Technical Services, Tellabs
  • Kathy Murino, Director Information Technology SAP Applications, Tellabs
  • Andrew Borg, Sr. Research Analyst, Wireless & Mobility, Aberdeen Group
  • Dan Ortega, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Sybase, an SAP Company

This is a joint effort by both SCN (SAP Community Network) and the SAP EcoHub. I am anxious to learn about actual customer implementations, so am excited about the role Tellabs will play in this webinar. I spent some time with the folks from Tellabs in Santa Clara, California at the SAP Influencer Summit in December. Here are some of the notes I took at that time:

  • Tellabs CIO thinks soon all apps will first be developed mobile, and then a subset converted to desktop.
  • Tellabs says mobile apps will have a short lifecycle. Don’t plan for longterm mobile apps, they change too fast.
  • Tellabs has an ethics policy that mobile app users sign before they use personal devices for work.
  • Tellabs says the IT department was the biggest obstacle. They didn’t want to give up command and control and give mobile access early on.
  • Tellabs promotes bring your own mobile device to work. Security is installed, a contract signed – personal devices are used.

In this upcoming webinar, according to the SCN and SAP EcoHub announcement, the topics will be:

  • How best-in-class companies deal with the challenges of enterprise mobility management, including the tablet invasion, employee-liable devices, multiple platforms, and security and compliance issues.
  • How SAP’s offerings can help you “unwire your enterprise” and accelerate your business.
  • How Tellabs, an SAP customer, is using the Sybase Unwired Platform and SAP Mobile Workflow to deploy innovative enterprise applications on mobile devices, such as the iPad, to improve the productivity of its employees.

The first one-hour interactive webcast in the series on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EDT/6:00 p.m. CET. Register Here! 

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