SAP and Mobile Applications

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This paper explores six articles of varying lengths that discuss mobile applications in general and in relation to SAP. We also relied on presentations given by SAP and Sybase professionals to interested users about the future direction of mobile technology in relation to their system. Babb (2010) suggests that the big-bang implementation of ERP software is out and there is money to make in other niches, including mobile technology. Kolakowski (2010) goes on to discuss SAP’s acquisition of mobile application developer Sybase and how it might affect SAP’s strategy going forward. Through a press release by Sybase (2010), strategy is outlined going forward for the rollout of mobile applications. This paper examines the articles mentioned, as well as other sources found through research, to present information on mobile applications and how they interact with SAP’s business strategy currently and moving forward.