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Ian Thain

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This is the first 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 article I've decided to tackle the Economy, which is effecting us all in various degrees, according to your geographic location. Firstly I believe that Mobility as a strategy is bucking the trend of any downturn or slowdown in the economies around the world. Look at any analyst report and you will be able to see that Smartphone/Converged Mobile Device (CMD) handset sales are still on the rise, though not as sharply as over a year ago. What is being effected by any fluctuation in the economy, is that companies are looking at their investments that they have already made in Mobility, extremely carefully. This is from the basic level of investments, such as the handsets purchased and used for business, upwards. Any i... (more)

Six Days to SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit

We now have just 6 days until the start of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit in New York's Roosevelt Hotel. During the now two-day event, there will be nine presenters as well as exhibitors such as Sybase. Now for the next two presenters on my list: Combining REST and Context for Killer iPhone Apps - Jason Christensen - Proprietor, jasonc411.com With the advent of the multimodal nature of iPhone, it's possible to be connected anywhere and everywhere. But did you know that it's possible for your iPhone to provide context to RESTFUL web services to create the next generation of kil... (more)

UK Launch of iPhone3G S Goes Well

This morning I got to the Apple Store in London's Regents Street at 07:10am, to be greeted with a line of over 50 iPhone addicts already eager & waiting. As the clock ticked steadily towards 0745am more joined the throng in high spirits, making the line go around the corner. OK the line was not as long as the last few times, but still reasonable. Soon after, I was joined by Press & Camera crews all ready to record the launch story. Then at  0750am the doors were opened to applause & cheers from the waiting Genius & Store staff and the line streamed in. About 10 minutes later the ... (more)

How's Business Viewing Enterprise Mobility?

This is the second 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 article I've decided to tackle the way that Business is viewing Mobility. This has definately changed over the last few years and has been caused by various factors. Economic factors (as mentioned in my first article) Diversity of devices (coming onto the market and into their companies) Sophistication of devices & device operating systems (opening up innovative designs for mobile applications) Ubiquitous high speed networks (al... (more)

Countdown to TechWave... TW minus 4

The Application Development Track Manager has worked hard to create a great line up of technical presentations covering key features of PowerBuilder as well as a glimpse into the PB crystal ball. My colleagues, John Strano and Dave Fish (as well as others), will be at hand to lead you through some fascinating presentations and information. PowerBuilder 12 is the hottest thing yet to rock .NET. In this track, you'll learn more about this revolutionary new release of Sybase’s award-winning Rapid Application Development tool . It’s everything you love about PowerBuilder, but built ... (more)