Feeds

SAP expands mobile reach

SOA features

3 Big data security analytics techniques

SAP has begun recruiting partner ISVs to its NetWeaver platform update for mobile devices to increase uptake of its applications in the field.

The enterprise resource planning (ERP) giant said it's working with both existing and new mobile ISV partners to certify their applications to the SOA-enabled version of SAP NetWeaver Mobile, due for a restricted release in November.

SAP NetWeaver Mobile has been updated to handle more of the main NetWeaver platform's web services APIs and architecture. That introduces capabilities such as modelling a distributed data platform that's capable of routing and serving up data to the mobile user according to attributes such as roles or regions.

Sami Muneer, senior director of SAP product marketing, said: "The new platform will provide more added benefits around the SOA architecture, such as flexibility, scalability, data scaling and [by being] event driven."

Muneer was speaking as SAP announced updates to the mobile applications running on SAP NetWeaver Mobile. New applications are SAP xApp Mobile Service targeting full service engineers in the consumer market, and SAP Mobile In-store Inventory Management for retail staff to check warehouse inventory. The applications are expected in 2008.

The existing SAP xApp Mobile Sales has been updated so sales staff in the field can connect to promotional evaluations, SAP xApp Mobile Asset Management is updated with GIS and RFID capabilities, and SAP xApp Mobile Direct now lets delivery staff handle financial transactions as part of the sales cycle.

SAP claimed 850 of its 40,000 customers now use its applications on mobile devices - SAP went mobile in 2001. That's a relatively small number despite a claimed 50 per cent year-on-year increase, that indicates SAP is slow to the mobile arena.

The company faces stiff competition from Salesforce.com and even Oracle. As such, SAP countered that its mobile strategy provides flexibility at the user interface layer, continuous connectivity, and a strong vertical flavour. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?
NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
Ditch the sync, paddle in the Streem: Upstart offers syncless sharing
Upload, delete and carry on sharing afterwards?
New Facebook phone app allows you to stalk your mates
Nearby Friends feature goes live in a few weeks
Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not
Some go up, some go down, Redmond goes silent
Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
Admins dab straining server brows in advance of Trusty Tahr's long-term support landing
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.