As 2013 comes to a close, the first thing I'm reminded of is presents. That's right: presents. The giving and receiving spirit is almost palpable. It feels as if everyone's on the hunt for the perfect gift. And nowadays, that means using your mobile phone.
In fact, a recent Gallup poll showed that 40 percent of shoppers said they had “showroomed,” the trend of visiting a store to get info before making your purchase online. Interestingly, it's not all bad news for retailers, which are fighting back by price matching or offering additional services.
But back to presents... I remember as a kid that some of my favorite presents were toys that gave me the best of both worlds. That is, they came with step-by-step instructions for how to build something really cool but also provided all the components for me to have the flexibility to make it my own way, if I so chose. Legos, of course, were a favorite. But it didn't stop there. Model cars, trucks, or planes -- especially those with pieces and parts -- provided me with endless fun.
In a way, what we do here on the Mobile rapid-deployment solutions (RDS) team is the grown-up version of those presents I remember fondly from my childhood. We try to delight SAP customers with faster and more predictable ways to put together SAP mobile toys including products like Mobile Secure or Fiori. You get step-by-step guides and best practices for the fastest way to deploy and configure whichever solution you need. And within each solution, you also have the flexibility to pick and choose which components you need implemented for which IT landscape.
Our package graphic may not be as festive or exciting as holiday presents, but it's what's inside that counts: software, services, and best practices! Regardless, consider this post a cryptic way of wishing you happy holidays from the Mobile RDS team. We wish you the happiest of holidays full of lots of fun presents with construct-able parts inside!