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AllLinuxDevices: SAP, Sharp Go in a Linux, Java Mobile Direction

Jul 07, 2003, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Enterprise software company SAP AG and Japanese electronics giant Sharp have teamed up in order to build applications that deliver real-time data across corporate networks to smaller mobile devices.

"The applications will be designed using open source operating system Linux and Java-based programming protocols, in an expansion of the companies' support for non-Windows-based software and vendors.

"SAP and Sharp said they would be targeting CRM (customer relationship management) systems intended for mobile workers, such as sales personnel and service technicians who work outside of the office. While laptop computers have historically been used to handle such services, the move now is to enable smaller mobile terminal devices for these purposes, the companies said..."

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