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Ian Thain

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If you have been reading my articles and blogs you will know that I am a staunch believer that the iPad is the Corporate Mobility game changer and enabler for the future and the Future of Mobility is NOW! I totally believe that the Mobile device is a tool for the future worker that can be unlocked with the forward thinking and design of bespoke business apps. Having a Mobile Device and never building Corporate Apps is like having a Swiss Army Knife on a Survival Trip and never using it. Check out my full article at TechWorld here I also have another article on Apps in the Enterprise in MobileMarketing here Sybase and SAP have the Mobile Infrastructure and Tools to help you empower your Corporate Developer in today's Mobile Race... Dont get caught in the starting blocks. Check out the Sybase UnWired Platform here Your Information Workers in 2012 will want Apps, Apps a... (more)

iPhone 3G S Announced at WWDC 09

WOW... There is nobody like Apple to spring a few surprises and yesterdays WWDC 09 Keynote had some interesting announcements. I am not going to go into each in depth as there are enough websites out there that have, blow by blow. See TUAW , Gizmodo , MacWorld , CNet News First thing to say is, that what most folks were right on, was that there would be no Steve Jobs and secondly what most did not expect was that... we got an iPhone announcement! Read on... Snow Leopard announcement - available from September for $29 upgrade Macbook Pro announcements - some new specification enha... (more)

Using PowerBuilder Components in Sybase WorkSpace 1.5

This article describes the synergies between PowerBuilder and Sybase WorkSpace for services-oriented development and shows how to use a PowerBuilder component in Sybase WorkSpace 1.5. POWERBUILDER IS NOT LEGACY Rather, PowerBuilder has a legacy. It has evolved from its client/server roots and now enables developers to build n-tier, Web, and Tablet PC applications and components for use in other environments. It continues to do what it does best - incorporate emerging technologies and abstract them for ease of use. Sybase WorkSpace is a PowerBuilder-enabler into the world of Servi... (more)

Securing and Delivering Business Data on the iPhone

No one can doubt the success of Apple's iPhone, as it's now sold in over 70 countries and to date has well over 13 million units in use. I have been keeping a close watch and I'm sure that each one of us can say that they have seen one in use by a friend, neighbor and even a passerby in the street. It is my opinion that the success story has happened not just because the iPhone is a great device, but it is the all-around user experience that it creates which makes it so compelling! With the iPhone more than earning its place in the consumer market, it is now being adopted by cor... (more)

iPhone in the Enterprise

Following on from my previous article where I state that 'Mobility is an exciting place', check out the new Apple posting on their Enterprise iPhone usage etc http://www.apple.com/iphone/enterprise/kraft-foods.html Seems that Kraft Foods have adopted a wireless office policy insode the company, using iPhone for all their Enterprise needs and have developed iPhone applications for their consumers. That takes the biscuit.... a Kraft one I hope ;-) BTW secure e-mail, contacts and calendars can be achieved with SY/iAWS Mobile Office especially if you have various email backends Ian ... (more)