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Ian Thain

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I thought it fitting to make a bold statement today as this is my 100th article on Ulitzer... The iPhone is here to stay! Now the follow-on statement is more thought provoking... What's an Enterprise to do about it? If you have followed my previous articles you will know that I'm a devoted advocate of mobility, especially in particular Apple's iPhone and I know that this device is now making its way into businesses, via the mass adoption in the consumer market. I have, in the past few months, written on various subjects such as the integration of Corporate Email, Security & Management of mobile devices, as well as Enterprise adoption and the necessity for businesses to address these previous points to safeguard their mobile devices containing corporate assets. I'm excited that Sybase has now created a very cool interactive brochure, which is very much from the same... (more)

Executive View on Enterprise Mobility

Philippe Winthrop of Enterprise Mobility Matters has a great interview with Willie Jow of Sybase, called Executive View on Enterprise Mobility. From the interview: "Companies cannot afford to lose downtime caused by a delayed response if they are out of the office on travel, hence the need for companies to un-wire their enterprise and have the same capabilities available to employees on the go as in the office." Check it out here. ... (more)

App Store Will Have to Evolve

This week I have been monitoring a few stories which all link together really nicely, with respect to the continued growth in Mobile Applications and developer education. Here are the stories I have been tracking... Jeanette Der Bedrosian, USA TODAY wrote about... "An iPhone Developer University Program launched last fall, however, allows qualifying colleges and universities to produce iPhone apps at no cost, spurring several institutions to offer a course in the technology. Apple declined to comment on the number of schools participating, but they include Stanford and NJIT". C... (more)

Sybase Knows Enterprise Mobility

Today Sybase announced that Afaria, which is our mobile device management and security solution, now supports the Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA DM) standards for device management. Now that Afaria also uses the native OMA DM client to manage Nokia S60 3rd Edition devices (including the popular Nokia N70, Nokia E65, Nokia E7,  the recently announced Nokia E75, as well as all other Nokia devices), this demonstrates that we have broadened our support of mobile device management for over a Billion mobile phones worldwide! This piece of news is of great significance as we ... (more)

SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit Day One ROCKS

Today was the first day of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit, in the Roosevelt Hote in NYC... and I'm pleased to report that the first day ROCKED! We had an average of 65+ attendees in the 5 sessions today, concentrating & listening to our technical presenters. Some attendees were already iPhone Developers, some newbie's and some just here to understand what the excitement is all about for developing for this cool device. So basically a real cross section, which makes for a exciting conference! I'm sure they wre not disappointed, as the first presenter to kick off the conference ... (more)