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Simon Kemp gives his view on the new NetWeaver Portal on Device functionality.
The new SCN platform has given me that extra boost of inspiration I needed to get going and write a piece about the Netweaver Portal and in particular about the new Portal on Device functionality that is being developed.
If you haven't heard anything about Portal on Device (PoD), then I suggest you take a look at these first:Portal On Device Introduction: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-16320
I'd like to spend a few minutes detailing why I think this approach to mobility has merit and while it may not be the 'be all and end all' of a mobility strategy (but then again no one single thing ever is), I think it gives a nice easy way for organisations to start adopting mobility into their business processes, without having to commit to a new mobile infrastructure or target a particular mobile platform.
Don't get me wrong – I am not saying Sybase Unwired Platform or other MEAPs aren't required, I just think that for different jobs, you use different tools and I think PoD is a useful tool to have in your mobile toolbox. So lets go... here are some reasons why I think PoD is a great idea:
The list goes on, but my point is why rebuild all these things when you can reuse them?
So there it is – just off the top of my head, why I think PoD has value and provides a low barrier to entry into the mobility space for many existing SAP customers already running the SAP Netweaver Portal.
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