| | 01-09-13, 08:06 PM Thread Author #1
SAP, a beta tester and future customer of BB10. SAP, CIO!
BlackBerry 10 OS looks good, says SAP CIO
BlackBerry, once a darling of the corporate world, has seen usage slip among business users at major companies in the past couple of years as it has struggled to keep up with Apple and Android devices that workers have found more desirable. But the company hopes that will all change on Jan. 30 when it launches the new BlackBerry 10 operating system and an unknown number of handsets.
"I believe there is still a community of BlackBerry users out there," said Oliver Bussmann, chief information officer of SAP, during an interview at CES in Las Vegas. "They love it."
SAP, based in Walldorf, Germany, has around 55,000 employees worldwide and already manages a complex ecosystem of 20,000 Apple iPads, a similar number of iPhones, and 4,000 Samsung Android handsets. Among its user base, it has about 16,000 BlackBerry users, he said. SAP is a beta tester of BlackBerry 10.