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Ian Thain

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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)

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)

Power to the MEAP!

Today Sybase announced that the Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP), which has been identified by Gartner as the leading Mobile enterprise Application Platform - MEAP, will be used by Samsung SDS to deliver their new Samsung SDS Enterprise Mobile Service. Samsung SDS’s Enterprise Mobile Service is comprised of a cloud computing technology-based mobile infrastructure and backend integration with various enterprise applications, such as ERP, CRM, SCM, etc.     Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms are the next-generation architecture for mobile enterprise application development. SU... (more)

Business Users Rank iPhone Highest

W. David Gardner who writes for InformationWeek has a very interesting article here. He states the J.D. Power's study of smartphone satisfaction, which reports that the Apple iPhone topped the Blackberry and other devices. I am not surprised as if you have read my articles over the last 6 month, I have been seeing increasing business use and visibility for the iPhone. If you want a few more example, check out the Apple Enterprise iPhone website But remember that when bringing devices into the Enterprise you should manage and secure your corporate assets! ... (more)

Gartner Identifies the Top Ten Strategic Technologies for 2010

Gartner has identified their Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2010 and Mobile applications have finally made it onto their radar. Fellow blogger Philippe Winthrop of Enterprise Mobility Matters brought up a good observation, that for some reason Gartner missed mobility completely last year and though they added mobile applications for 2010, he thinks they have completely missed the boat on mobility as a top 10 technology for 2010 and I have to agree with him. As part of my Technical Evangelist role at Sybase I have seen Mobile Applications becoming more important in the Enterpr... (more)