Increasing focus on mobile business

By Elizabeth Kelleher

SAP has announced the creation of Mobile Business Unit as part of its “on premise/on demand/on device strategy”, in which the recently acquired mobile software specialist Sybase plays a key part.  

The new Mobile Business Unit will operate under the leadership of Sybase CEO and chairman, John Chen, and will be responsible for developing mobile business applications, accelerating the mobilisation of SAP solutions to all devices via a new software development kit and delivering a single mobile development and deployment platform to gives customers access to all applications and data securely across all devices.  

SAP corporate officer and executive vice president Bob Stutz has been appointed general manager of the newly-created Mobile Applications Group, and will report directly to Chen.  

He will oversee the direction and development of packaged native mobile applications across SAP and Sybase, and work to accelerate the innovation of mobile experiences within SAP and within the SAP ecosystem.  

Chen said that with Sybase as the mobile arm of SAP, the two companies are well positioned to capitalise on the mobile business trend to deliver “the full value of business processes anywhere and on any device”.  

“Bob Stutz has significant experience in developing enterprise applications, and I am confident that under his leadership we will continue to lead the way in technology innovation and market share.”

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