October 20, 2014 | Written by: Charles Kichler
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The individual enterprise.
IBM and Apple’s announcement important to SAP because SAP is the source that many of these developing Mobile First applications will plug into. You can read more about the overall partnership here. SAP clients have invested a lot of time and energy to get their processes and data standardized and optimized for the business. How could you link a mobile application into dozen disparate sources of information? You could, but you’d spend your resources aligning the data and its meaning not to mention its lack of hygiene of the data. Companies with SAP ERP have already leaped that rather tall hurdle, so they are ready for mobile.
For companies ready for mobile and for enabling the Individual Enterprise, IBM will be creating about 150 Mobile First applications that radically change the nature of these processes at work by exploiting 4 key elements of the program. IBM is not trying to beat Fiori or develop mobile SAP transactions. We have already started on many of the Mobile First applications, but we are looking for the right corporate partners for the balance so do let me know if you are interested.
- Mobilize the data in in SAP for use at the point where it is most valuable to the process
- Leverage the full mobile capability of native iOS and not just the lowest common denominator of mobility
- Bring the force of analytics to the field in a mobile form factor
- Do something significant and not just big screens on little devices
In summary, it is about “ERP+ Analytics + iOS = Transformative Solutions”
If you’d like to learn more about IBM and Apple, I encourage you to attend Scott Geddes session (see below) and come by the Expert Networking session with Scott and I. Plus there are lot of other great sessions some of IBM’s top experts listed below.
I’ll be at and hope to see you at SAP 2014 D-Code (aka TechEd) in Las Vegas.
IBM PARTNER SESSION:
Thursday, October 23, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Session ID MOB105: – Bellini 2105 Level 2
Title: Apple + IBM: Evolving to the SAP Enabled Individual Enterprise
Speaker: Scott Geddes
Description: What’s next, now that you’ve done your first waves of transformation with SAP? How do you empower end users in ways never possible before and unleash the power of our SAP implementation? In this session we will explore how Apple + IBM are working together to change the way people work and create new, never before seen capabilities.
EXPERT NETWORKING SESSION:
Thursday, October 23
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lounge #3
Apple + IBM: Evolving to the SAP Enabled Individual Enterprise (IBM and Apple alliance discussion cont’d)
Scott Geddes, IBM SAP Global Business Services – Mobility
Chuck Kichler, IBM SAP iCoC CTO
Tuesday, October 21, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Session ID: DMM137
Title: IBM’s Recommended Approach for Optimizing Different Kinds of SAP Workloads
Speaker: Guersad Kuecuek
Description: Today, customers face various requirements to effectively deal with different kinds of workloads. Key aspects are high Service Level Agreements while maintaining optimal performance for analytical (OLAP) and transactional (OLTP) workloads. Find out how customers like Audi, Balluff, and Coca-Cola have mastered these challenging requirements.
Tuesday, October 21, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Session ID: DMM142
Title: SAP HANA on IBM Power – Value, Performance and Experience
Speaker: Alfred Freudenberger
Description: With the announcement of the testing and evaluation program for SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems at SAPPHIRE NOW in 2014, a new option for SAP HANA deployments will soon be available. Why should SAP clients consider this option? For which environments is it well-suited? What have IBM and SAP learned during development, testing, and evaluation?
EXPERT NETWORKING SESSION:
Wednesday, October 22
11:30am – 12:00pm Lounge #4
SAP HANA on IBM Power – Value, Performance and Experience
Alfred Freudenberger, IBM Leader NA SAP on Power
Tuesday, October 21, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Session ID: DMM145
Title: Simplify IBM Database Performance Tuning with the DBA Cockpit
Speaker: Thomas Rech
Description: In today’s IT world, it is crucial to maintain high SAP system performance to meet demanding Service Level Agreements. The DBA Cockpit for IBM DB2 Linux, Unix, and Windows is an easy, fully integrated solution for database monitoring and administration with SAP. Learn about the design concept, the capabilities, and discuss customer use cases.
Wednesday, October 22, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Session ID ITM220
Title: Business Continuity for SAP HANA-Based Applications – Shared Experiences
Speaker: Irene Hopf
Description: Learn about the options to keep business continuously running when you migrate SAP application landscapes to SAP HANA. High availability and disaster recovery are essential for business-critical applications. Discuss experiences with your peers and learn how other customers have implemented it.
Wednesday, October 22, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM
Session ID INT206
Title: Integrating Shop-Floor with Enterprise in Real-Time – SAP MII In Action
Speaker: Dipankar Saha
Description: How to integrate heterogeneous shop-floor systems with SAP ERP by SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) using custom frameworks with various industry case-studies. This includes: manufacturing integration use cases, real-time integration using SAP MII, and architecture and case studies of integration using the frameworks.
Thursday, October 23, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Session ID UXP117
Title: Experience with Google Glass and Business Applications
Speaker: Markus van Kempen
Description: Google Glass presents a mobile form-factor which allows for new possibilities. This session discusses examples of user experiences, including the disconcerting experience of “wearing” a camera all the time, reactions from others, and navigation challenges. We show how to design for Google Glass and demonstrate business applications.
Thursday, October 23, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Session ID ITM235
Title: Establishing Architectural Patterns for SAP in the Cloud at CokeOne +
Speaker: Michael Ryan
Description: The CokeOne + migration to cloud for their non-production SAP environments included the establishment of architectural patterns to take advantage of the services provided by cloud computing. This session focuses on establishing the architectural patterns needed to transform businesses by moving business systems and processes to a cloud model.
Thursday, October 23, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Session ID DMM127
Title: Streamline SAP HANA Solution with Near-Line Storage Solution by PBS and IBM
Speaker: Elke Hartmann-Bakan
Description: Streamline your SAP HANA solution by keeping only hot data in memory and moving warm data to near-line storage (NLS). This allows you to maintain a lean SAP HANA database and sustain high performance. The PBS and IBM NLS solution offers near real-time speed on NLS, ultra fast load time from the online database to the NLS, and extreme compression.
Thursday, October 23, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Session ID ITM123
Title: Planning Your Company’s SAP Systems Migration to the Cloud
Speaker: Michael Ryan
Description: The opportunity to move the SAP infrastructure to cloud is a game changer. Businesses are offered a level of speed and agility that has not been available in the past. However, moving to cloud does not solve basic issues that we experience in the IT world. We take a look at some of the key issues and think about the impact across enterprises.
EXPERT NETWORKING SESSION
Tuesday, October 21
2:30pm – 3:00pm Lounge #4
SAP Applications on IBM Cloud – from self-service to fully managed
Keith Murray, Global Offerings Manager SAP on SoftLayer, IBM SmartCloud Services
Wolfgang Knobloch, IBM GTS Global Offering Manager, SAP