Enterprise Geeks Podcast – RIA and the Enterprise: When Worlds Collide

Will the RIA and Enterprise Worlds Collide or will they have a near miss?

Will the RIA and Enterprise Worlds Collide or will they have a near miss?

Well eGheads, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Sit down and enjoy this must listen episode with Adobe Platform Evangelist, Ryan Stewart. Ed, Thomas, and Ryan cover a little bit of everything including comparisons of Adobe vs. SAP approach to reaching developers and the future of RIA in the SAP world.

If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 61 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:15 – Intro with Ryan Stewart
    • Traveling around the world
    • A little background
    • Life of a Technology Evangelist
  2. 07:49 – Can SAP learn from Adobe’s growth of Flex and AIR
  3. 12:44RIA in the Enterprise
    • How fast will adoption be for RIA technologies within the enterprise?
    • Will the barrier to entry into SAP development scare off existing RIA developers away from the enterprise?
    • After analytics and data visualization, what else will RIA help push forward?
  4. 26:38 – Current exciting technologies in the RIA world
  5. 30:38 – Talking SAP TechEd and Adobe MAX 2009
  6. 33:55 – Do designers and designer tools have a place in the enterprise?
  7. 49:13 – Ryan’s thoughts on Oracle buying Sun and the implications for JavaFX
  8. 52:10 – Closing Thoughts

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3 responses to “Enterprise Geeks Podcast – RIA and the Enterprise: When Worlds Collide”

  1. dan mcweeney says :

    +1 – Never had a UI/UX person till I came to work for a tech company. Saying a “skin” creates a UI/UX is like saying that putting steak sauce on a tin can means you’re eating a steak.

    Re: Visual Composer – I think there is no such thing as a BPX as defined by SAP. Real BPX people in companies don’t want to build applications — they want to build context and information. VC is in the middle, I agree with Thomas that it’s a 70% tool.

    RE: IBM: IBM is slightly bigger, on a log scale. 🙂

  2. Jon Reed says :

    Guys, having fun tonight doing some eGeeks catchup (coming out of my webcast production/sleep deprivation cycle).

    I learned some things about RIA in this podcast. I totally agree with Ed’s point that users are getting a better sense of what to expect (or a higher standard?) from their consumer RIA devices. This will eventually transform the enterprise and the more SAP can do to foster this, the better.

    Which gets to that great topic in this podcast about “bottom up” innovation versus a top-down, CEO/CIO sales approach. In terms of development, fostering culture from the bottom up is in my opinion a key to innovation. I think SAP has come a long way in this regard but it sounds like there is a lot to learn from Adobe and others, so hopefully we’ll see more of that. Anything SAP can do to support that kind of culture is going to pay off, on the flip side, things not done or actively downplayed or discouraged are going to place a drag on SAP’s competitive pursuit.

    Some neat skills insights here too – I may mention Flash Islands in a podcast on SAP skills I’m doing with SearchSAP.com tomorrow.

    – Jon

  3. Kurt Brockett says :

    Thanks for the shoutout. That Counter visit was epic. It’s great that you picked up on the vibe for Wine Fair video. The more distracted you are with information the more you drink!

    Be sure to drop me a line next time your in the neighborhood,

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