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Ian Thain

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As I said in the initial article SUP is a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP), which in my opinion and also of folks like Gartner, is the only way forward in multiple application mobilization and multiple device support. SUP abstracts the data access and Business Logic into Mobile Business Objects (MBO's) that take care of accessing, updating and deleting back end data. That data could be from files, corporate RDMS and other 3rd party systems such as SAP. If you are on LinkedIn and interested in MEAPs be sure to join the Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms group and take part in the discussions. Below is a high level architecture diagram of Sybase's MEAP the Sybase Unwired Platform. I can hear you all now... 'But what application was project going to build? What I decided to code was something that was created four years ago in Sybase PocketBuilder c... (more)

iPhone Developer Summit Day Two: Show Report

Today SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit finished, on a high, as it started yesterday. It has always been said that good things come in two's! First to present on Tuesday morning was Todd Schick on the subject of Creating Native-Looking Applications for the iPhone with ASP.NET. Next Travis Siegfried and his co-presenter Jared Scheuer, both from IBM, presented iPhone Development in an Enterprise Environment. After lunch Chris Fleck picked up the presentations with Build Once, Run Anywhere, No Objective C Required with regard to Citrix and finally Paul Croft from the UK presented A N... (more)

Sybase Reports Double-Digit Growth in Q2

Sybase reported historical Q2 records achieved in operating, income, operating margin, net income, EPS, and cash flow. Revenue and EPS exceeded first call consensus. Management raised full-year guidance for revenue, EPS, and cash flow.       Read the press release here ... (more)

SAP Executive Interview with Raj Nathan

At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Raj Nathan, EVP and CMO, Sybase, an SAP company As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Worldwide Marketing and Business Solutions Operations, Dr. Raj Nathan is responsible for all marketing initiatives for Sybase and its subsidiaries, Sybase iAnywhere and Sybase 365. In this role, Dr. Nathan leads a global marketing organization setting Sybase's technology direction and go-to-market initiatives. Under his leadership, Sybase continues to be recognized for visionary techno... (more)

A Look Into the iPhone Crystal Ball?

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! ... (more)