I wanted to flag a post on PhoneScoop by Eric Zeman that appeared recently.
Eric writes that "Google has added editing capabilities to the mobile version
of their spreadsheet program". These new features will allow users to open
the document on their smartphone and make changes that will be reflected when
the document is next opened on a desktop computer.
I think this is a great example of mobile phones gaining more functionality
for the enterprise, and this additional functionality is certainly beneficial
in today’s mobile business world. Though now I believe you can't loose
sight that good security and management for whatever device you are using, is
Following on from my earlier blog "Securing and Delivering Business Data on
the iPhone" , today Sybase shipped a new version of iAnywhere Mobile Office
for Windows Mobile, Symbian and iPhone users in the enterprise.
The new release offers enhanced administrative, network security, deployment
features and allows the extension of enterprise-class email and PIM data from
Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange mobile devices. In turn this will allow
the reduction of the total cost of ownership when extending email and
In particular this is major news for the iPhone'... (more)
Today June 17, is the day that iPhone OS 3.0 is available to the masses for
download and I'm predicting upgrade fever will be the phrase for today and
the next few weeks.
On May 6th 2009, after a few rapid cycles, iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 was released
for general consumption, still within the iPhone Developer Program and under
NDA. Though the big news that accompanied it, was that Apple would no longer
be accepting any iPhone or iPod touch applications that were not compatible
with iPhone OS 3.0.To quote Apple's email... "Beginning today, all
submissions to the App Store ... (more)
iPhone 3.0... Three days in and 100 Polled
Its now been three days since the announcement of the iPhone 3.0 SDK and OS
from Apple, ample time for the eager developers and users to have made their
mind up. In fact I set a Linkedin Poll as soon as the announcement finished
and already have had over 100 responses. I have felt a bit like a reporter
following President Obama's first 100 days in office and we all know first
impresstions count, so whats the score?
Firstly, not surprisingly to me, nobody polled thought that Apple did not
deliver the goods with this announcement and only ... (more)
On June 22 I will be Chairing the SYS-CON iPhone Developer Summit in NYC.
Along with me will be some great industry presenters and colleagues from
Sybase/iAnywhere showing off the Enterprise capabilities they have for
In preparation for this event I have been searching around for what the
industry thinks Apple will announce, when the new OS and hopefully hardware
becomes available, and I found a great article by Brian Chen of the Gadget
Lab in Wired.com.
Brian summarizes the rumors and puts a percentage probability next to each,
that the feature will be announced with... (more)