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.
Chairman Eric Schmidt said it would ship next year, but we're hearing sources say that Glass will start shipping in 2013.
Jive has decided to offer its task management offering for free in hopes that users will later upgrade to using Jive's broader social collaboration service.
New threats reported by F-Secure underscore Android's vulnerability and may make it even harder for enterprise professionals to embrace Google's mobile OS.
Do you know what information your employees are creating, and where they're storing it? Could you retrieve it if required by law? Are they destroying information that's supposed to be kept, or keeping information that's supposed to expire after a certain date? Data governance is going to become a big deal in the coming years, warns CITE Conference speaker Deborah Juhnke.
Devices from BlackBerry and Samsung Electronics were earlier also cleared by the department.