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Ian Thain

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Recently I used a great new facility on LinkedIn and started a poll. For this poll I posted a discussion link that stated "What will be the widestly adopted Enterprise Mobile Device in 2009?". Quite an emotive question in the mobile arena, I'm sure you would agree, but I placed it on various groups I'm a member of such as... Enterprise Mobility Mobile Architects Mobile Developemnt Professionals Mobilists The poll is still ongoing but here is a snapshot of the results last week. It also brought a very interesting comment from Vernon Germano, CIO Innovative Medical Software... which I would like to share with you. Vernon Germano wrote, "The adoption of the iPhone as an enterprise device seems reminiscent of the early days of the PC industry when enterprise was forced to accept the introduction of PC hardware; after all, employees already used it at home and were bringin... (more)

Web or SDK?

Web Development and SDK Development each offer distinct advantages to the iPhone  Developer. One uses your favorite web-based language, HTML, Custom Style Sheets and JavaScript for the Safari Browser on the iPhone. The other to run native Objective-C applications on the device, written with Apple's Development tools suite headed by XCode. At a high level, Web Developers benefit from ease of simple development, deployment and updating speed, where SDK Developers benefit from integration with the iPhone core device features and native speed that allows the creation of complex solu... (more)

Sybase iAnywhere Blue SDK & the Android Platform

Today Sybase iAnywhere announced that it had added add the Android framework to its growing list of Bluetooth ported products. This is part of a new version of its Blue SDK (Software Developer Kit), which helps developers and product managers incorporate Bluetooth capabilities into devices. With the underlying Bluetooth functionality running on a Linux based 2.6.x kernel, the Sybase iAnywhere Blue SDK provides necessary application layer support for developers to effectively add increased wireless flexibility to the rich Android framework using a Bluetooth compliant v2.1 +EDR stack... (more)

Journey to the iPad Launch: Day #2 - T minus 4

iPad for Business iPad - T minus 4 days... Fuel Up with Liquid Oxygen and Hydrogen. Ever since it hit the market, press & analysts have been suggesting that the iPhone 'Killer' is just around the corner... well we are still waiting. There have been pretenders to the crown, but fragmentation & new releases have seriously hampered any attempt to knock the iPhone off its top spot! IMHO, the best of at least 4 Mobile OS/Devices... iPhone Android Blackberry Windows Mobile The introduction of the iPad only goes to strengthen the hold of the iPhone on the market and will certainly bring Ap... (more)

How's Business Viewing Enterprise Mobility?

This is the second in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enteprise Mobility. For this article I've decided to tackle the way that Business is viewing Mobility. This has definately changed over the last few years and has been caused by various factors. Economic factors (as mentioned in my first article) Diversity of devices (coming onto the market and into their companies) Sophistication of devices & device operating systems (opening up innovative designs for mobile applications) Ubiquitous high speed networks (al... (more)