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Ian Thain

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This is the last 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 final article I have decided to sum up the thoughts and findings of the previous articles to form an initial set of 'Steps for Success' for an Enterprise Mobility Strategy. Currently my thoughts are... Take a Strategic approach that can evolve and adapt, with innovations and opportunities that will happen in the mobile industry... For example look at the handset and OS market and one thing that you can say is, that it is always changing and surprising us with advances Start small & move rapidly... You need to be agile Identify and understand an initial pilot project... One that can immediately show ROI Communicate and involve Stake Holders at all levels... Nothing too new here BEWARE - Mobility does NOT fix broken or b... (more)

Sybase and Orange Business Services

On Tuesday I reported that at CeBit in Hannover, Germany... SAP & Sybase announced the first set of applications to Millions of Mobile Workers. This will extend the reach of SAP Business Suite Applications (including SAP CRM), to iPhone, Windows Mobile and other Mobile Device Users. Then on the next day came another great announcement that Orange Business Services will leverage Sybase’s enterprise device management platform (Afaria) to help companies tackle the challenge resulting from the increasing number of... mobile workers devices applications and ever-growing heterogeneity o... (more)

iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile Devices Get a Spatial Database and Synchronization

Other than always available data, synchronization of data from device to back-end systems and vice-versa should be a must for Mobile Information workers. This enables the worker to make immediate decisions, capture data at source and give them the competitive edge in the current recovering economic climate. Adding the capability of Location Based Applications and data onto that package will make extremely powerful Enterprise Mobile Applications. On March 22, 2010 at the ESRI Worldwide Business Partner Conference & Developer Summit in Palm Springs CA, Sybase announced advanced spat... (more)

Sybase Study Reveals U.S. Consumers' Reasons for Using Apple iPad

iPad on Ulitzer Just over one week away from the launch of the Apple iPad, Sybase has announced the results of a survey on mobile device usage, commissioned by Sybase and conducted by Zogby International. The survey, which was compiled from an online survey of 2443 adults with a mobile phone, 770 of which own smart phones, uncovered that the #1 reason U.S. consumers would use a device such as the Apple iPad is for working on the go. The Apple iPad is the first computer designed purely for hand-held mode. It's not a tablet with a touchscreen. It's not a Windows PC that happens to ... (more)

Journey to the iPad Launch: Blast-off

Blast-off... Now just watch that baby rocket upwards! For the USA, it is finally here, the most space age piece of computer hardware to hit the mainstream and one that I believe, within a year, we will all see used in places that we would not expect. To quote Jason Schwarz on Seeking Alpha, which continues my thread and suggests that currently the iPad is being underestimated for business. To quote Jason... "Anyone who previously relied on a notepad or clipboard will adopt the iPad. Doctors will use the iPad as they move from room to room and interact with patients, teachers will... (more)