I’ve been a regular commentator on Capriza, a young company that’s taking on a big challenge. Founded only a few short years ago, Capriza has decided to solve one of the biggest problems today, that of mobilizing traditional enterprise applications. This is no small challenge; traditional legacy enterprise applications from vendors like SAP and Oracle are generally considered big, heavy, slow, difficult to use and tied to desktop platforms — hardly a good base to build a mobile app strategy from.
But at the same time, the reality for enterprises is that they run their core business on these apps, and anyone who thinks they’re just going to rip them out and replace them with some new-age cloud solution is sadly ill informed. Which is where Capriza comes in. Its approach is very simple and in huge contrast to the mobile application offerings from large enterprise vendors. Whereas vendors like Citrix and VMware want to deliver desktop applications within a mobile context, Capriza rightly realizes that this is a ridiculous proposition. A user interface that is often unfriendly and unintuitive to navigate on a desktop machine is even harder on a mobile device.