Let me set the scene for my fictitious organization...
My insurance company needs to speed up the flow and turn around in claims.
Currently Assessors are given their appointments in the office at the start
of day and then go out on the road. With them, they may take a paper
notebook, a set of claim forms, dictaphone, diary, camera, mobile phone and a
set of street maps for the local and surrounding area of responsibility. Not
a pretty picture of a Mobile worker, with all this equipment, but a real
During a full working day the Assessor drives to each claimant’s location
and takes detailed notes & pictures, these separate pieces of information,
then have to be entered into the back office system on return to headquarters
at the end of day. Quite a task!
The insurance company also has issues that they do not readily know where
each Assessor is located; if a... (more)
In my last few articles I have tried to show how to build Business Processes
(BPs) and how to use them with PowerBuilder. This article will cover how to
build a simple JSF within Sybase WorkSpace to call those BPs. My engineering
colleague Jean Choi wrote recently about Web application development, but my
aim here is to show you, step-by-step, how easy it is.
I'll use a simple BP from my previous articles (see Figure 1) and my PBDJ
Blog (http://ianthain.pbdjmagazine.com) as the process I want to expose via a
Web Front End. Even though this is a simple example, d... (more)
As someone very interested in the iPhone device as well as development, and
who is eager to see what may come this year, I came across the thoughts and
ideas of Matt Brady
You can also see some fun concepts at 9to5Mac
Its is rumored that we may see something new with respect to the iPhone
around June... Check out the Unofficial Apple Weblog
Ahh but if only!
When I travel into any city I see folks performing many tasks, reading a
book, listening to music, texting on phones and catching up on emails
(sometimes on laptops or mobile devices). These are all great uses of that
commuting time and is the way that workers are now extending their normal
hours into the 'grey' time between home and the office. Let's face it, it
makes the mundane journey pass in a flash and relieves some of that stress.
Problem is, that with each of these tasks, usually comes a different item and
the mobile commuter/worker becomes less than mobile and more like ... (more)
In the last 6 months at least, I have been blogging on many topics but with
one central theme, I believe mobility is key to enterprise companies, not
only now but for their future. This is especially true in the current
economic climate, where cost effectiveness, rapid decisions, streamlining
processes and return on investment is crucial. Let me expand on that
No one would argue that the world is mobile and mobility is impacting
business on a global level. Currently we have explosive data growth leading
to information everywhere and what is critical is access to usefu... (more)