the company confirmed that it will focus its joint product development in three
areas: enterprise mobility, business analytics and enterprise information
management. The overall goal of this product development will be to make SAP "the only company in the world
to deliver the full suite of enterprise software and next-generation business
intelligence on any device at any time" anywhere in the world, said SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott.
acquisition, SAP partnered with Sybase to bring the SAP Customer Relationship Management
suite to mobile devices. A major driver of SAP's decision to acquire Sybase was to
meld the two companies' technologies to bring the broader SAP Business Suite to a mobile
environment, McDermott noted. Now the company is also promising to bring the
company's Business ByDesign Enterprise Resource Planning suite for small and
midsize companies to its promised mobile platform.
clear that Sybase was already "a leader in Japan and especially China, which as we all know is now the
second largest economy in the world and a place where we need to grow our
business," McDermott noted. Mobile technology has enabled business
uses in China and Japan "to skip the desktop all
together. In fact, mobile is the new desktop," McDermott noted.
John Pallatto is eWEEK.com's Managing Editor News/West Coast. He directs eWEEK's news coverage in Silicon Valley and throughout the West Coast region. He has more than 35 years of experience as a professional journalist, which began as a report with the Hartford Courant daily newspaper in Connecticut. He was also a member of the founding staff of PC Week in March 1984. Pallatto was PC Week's West Coast bureau chief, a senior editor at Ziff Davis' Internet Computing magazine and the West Coast bureau chief at Internet World magazine.