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Rogers, SAP join forces

Rogers Communications and SAP AG  have announced plans to develop and manage the deployment of new enterprise mobile applications, which leverage the SAP mobile platform.


July 25, 2012  


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Rogers Communications and SAP AG  have announced plans to develop and manage the deployment of new enterprise mobile applications, which leverage the SAP mobile platform.

When completed, the new managed mobility offering featuring the SAP mobile platform will be made available to customers through a Rogers-branded managed mobility service. A first between SAP and a Canadian wireless carrier, the two companies said the offering is being designed to help “simplify the way organizations mobilize their workforce by helping employees gain real-time access to enterprise mobile applications on tablets and smartphones that traditionally sit on desktop computers.”

“Canadian organizations are rapidly adopting new wireless solutions to serve a growing mobile workforce and to enable mobile business processes,” said Tony Olvet, group vice president of research at IDC Canada. “IDC’s research shows that 36% of Canadian organizations have already mobilized one or more application and 21% are pilot testing mobile apps this year. Deploying and managing mobile enterprise applications and device solutions are increasingly strategic elements of business strategy.”

By the end of 2011 there were approximately 2.4 million tablet devices in Canada according to IDC Canada. IDC additionally forecasts the worldwide mobile enterprise application platform global market to grow to more than US$3.0 billion in 2015.

“Businesses are transforming their IT resources to stay competitive and the four walls of the office are now transparent — anytime, anywhere access to mobile enterprise applications and software on any device is essential for efficiency and workforce productivity,” said Larry Baldachin, senior vice president, Business Segment at Rogers. “