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Kony Solutions Acquires Sky Technologies

Kony Solutions wanted to expand into the enterprise mobility arena

Kony Solutions on Wednesday announced they have acquired long time Australian based SAP mobility partner Sky Technologies.  This appears to be a bold move by Kony Solutions to jump into the enterprise mobility market in general, and the SAP mobility market in particular.

Kony Solutions wanted to expand into the enterprise mobility arena, and Sky Technologies needed more investment and a bigger, global presence. Both Kony Solution and Sky Technologies have good technology stories and reputations.  This will make them both stronger and more formidable mobile application development platform competitors.  There is definitely market consolidation occurring.

Kony Solutions has been working hard over the last year to expand from their B2C mobility roots into the enterprise mobility space and this acquisition will bolster their credentials as Sky Technologies has over 14 years of experience delivering mobile solutions into the SAP ecosystem and over 100 SAP mobility deployments with large companies.  I have spoken to many SAP/Sky Technologies' customers over the years and have always heard good reports on their mobility solutions.

This spring I had the opportunity to film an interview with Kony Solution's Chief Mobile Officer Sam Lakkundi in which he shares details of their ambitions.  Also, while in Europe this summer speaking on mobile strategies I was able to meet Kony Solutions' Director of Technical Services, Jay Bopa Rai and film an interview him.  I have also recorded interviews with the Sky Technologies team over the years that offer insight into their solutions and focus:

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™, C4DIGI.com, emerging technologies analyst, and digital transformation and business strategy consultant. In the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. He spent nearly 5 years working as a Senior Analyst at Cognizant (CTSH), and 2 years serving in Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work where he wrote many reports, hundreds of articles, interviewed technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries. He has written articles published in The Guardian, wrote the Forward to SAP Press' book titled "Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP", published over 3,000 articles and was featured as thought leader and digital strategist in the Department of Defense's IQT intelligence journal. Kevin lectures and leads workshops, teaches and consults with companies and government agencies around the world to help develop digital transformation and business strategies. Visit his website at C4DIGI.com.