SAP is using more than 20,000 iPads, says CIO
When you think of the Consumer Electronics Show, you probably don't think of enterprise software giant SAP. But the company's CIO Oliver Bussman was there last week to keep track of the latest gadgets that are likely to find their way into the company. Right now, SAP manages more than 20,000 iPads and a similar number of iPhones, plus 4,000 Android devices (mostly from Samsung) and some smaller number of BlackBerry and Windows 8 devices. Not to mention 5,000 devices that employees have brought in themselves.
Bussman also reveals that SAP is testing BlackBerry 10, and will be supporting the new platform internally this quarter.
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