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Ian Thain

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I wanted to flag a post on PhoneScoop by Eric Zeman that appeared recently. Eric writes that "Google has added editing capabilities to the mobile version of their spreadsheet program".  These new features will allow users to open the document on their smartphone and make changes that will be reflected when the document is next opened on a desktop computer. I think this is a great example of mobile phones gaining more functionality for the enterprise, and this additional functionality is certainly beneficial in today’s mobile business world. Though now I believe you can't loose sight that good security and management for whatever device you are using, is a necessity. ... (more)

Five Days to SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit

We now have just 5 days until 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 Today I give the spotlight to two more of our presenters: Mastering View Controllers - Ernie Svehla - Chief Architect, IntelliObject In this session we take a detailed look at best practices for leveraging the various view controllers bundled with the iPhone SDK. We start off with a quick review of the critical role view controllers play in the development of iPhone applications then dive int... (more)

Will Apple Be Transforming Mobile Computing?

I have been totally excited since the booking of the Moscone West by Apple for January 27 and believe, like most of the industry followers, that Apple will be announcing their tablet/slate device. Whilst digging around I came across this great video that shows how fantastic such a device could be used in the areas of education and show some innovations that such a device could bring to students in the new decade. Could we now be on the edge of a totally e-classroom, that not only allows the student to carry e-books etc (such as in the video) but allows electronic submission of w... (more)

iPhone Able to Be Adopted by Enterprise Businesses

Following on from my earlier blog "Securing and Delivering Business Data on the iPhone" , today Sybase shipped a new version of iAnywhere Mobile Office for Windows Mobile, Symbian and iPhone users in the enterprise. The new release offers enhanced administrative, network security, deployment features and allows the extension of enterprise-class email and PIM data from Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange mobile devices. In turn this will allow the reduction of the total cost of ownership when extending email and business processes. In particular this is major news for the iPhone'... (more)

Journey to the iPad Launch: Day #1 - T minus 5

iPad for Business on Ulitzer TUAW today ran a story that some folks have received emails that their iPad Shipments have left Shenzhen, China via UPS, though delivery will still be on April 3. That is great news and for those folks in North America, who are anxiously awaiting their space age piece of hardware, the excitement must be building... So I thought I would start a countdown to the launch (i)Pad ;-). iPad - T minus 5 days... Assemble the Hardware… complete. Start the journey to the Launch iPad from the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) 5 Reasons to buy … Form Factor UI/Expe... (more)