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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 serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.