Nearly 50% of organizations will invest in mobile apps, devices and mobile device management solutions over the next 12 — 18 months but not all have a mobile strategy in place to ensure successful deployments of these projects. Yikes! After reading these statistics, I started a search for some answers and found insights from a mobile leader at Mobile World Congress 2014.
At MWC this year, I had the opportunity to interview Dirk Boessman, Senior Vice President of Mobile Development about how to take on mobile projects with a sounds strategy for success. In our seven minute chat, Dirk outlined how his team is developing mobile solutions to not only address but simplify the SAP Mobile solution set to meet and exceed customer needs around mobile security and mobile application development and deployment. He shared his thoughts on how enterprise organizations can balance the opportunities of new mobile devices and technology with their complexities.
Furthermore, Dirk made interesting comments about the benefits of using mobile technologies that are open and industry standard to achieve simplification. For example, he outlined how using OData with SAP Mobile Platform aligns with leading innovative solutions like SAP HANA. He spoke specifically to the announcement of SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 and how this release aligns with both SAP and market requirements for mobile app development such as HTTP, OData, and support for Bring Your Own Tools (BYOT). Dirk also used the example of SAP Kapsel, a suite of SAP developed plugins that make Cordova enterprise-grade and allows it to more seamlessly integrate with the SAP Mobile Platform Server, and it’s alignment with UI technology that is HTML5-based and the foundation for the SAP Fiori UX paradigm.
Watch the full interview to learn about the one technology stack that will support and simplify investments in all mobile projects for ultimate success: