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Ian Thain

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I have heard rumors and folks suggesting a mini-iPad may be on the horizon. I'm wondering if this has been brought on by the fact that there have been some smaller 5" & 7" tablet-type devices appearing on the market?Let me first use my iOS crystal ball to look into the future of the iPad... It was obvious to me from the start that omission of a camera on the first generation iPad was something that would be corrected in later versions. Now with the iPhone 4 introducing FaceTime, I believe that it will be a certainty that the Second generation iPad will have both cameras, front and rear facing. I also believe more connectivity will also become available,through software and BlueTooth/WiFi. What I do not think will happen is this idea of a mini-iPad.  If you wanted smaller, then you have the iPhone. If you want a larger UX (User Experience) then you go for iPad. The mi... (more)

The iPhone Is Here To Stay!

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 & Mana... (more)

Show Report: Good-Day Wireless World 2009

My last week has been hectic, to say the least... but hey that is just 'par for the course' of an Evangelist, especially an Enterprise Mobility one. Mobility in itself is an exciting place! I left a cloudy London on Friday September 4th in the evening and arrived in a sunny Sydney on Sunday August 6th, very early in the morning. This was via an excellent Virgin Atlantic flight - VS200 from London to Sydney, via Hong Kong. As usual for Virgin Atlantic (which is my preferred airline) this was another comfortable flight with excellent service, over the 21 hours of flight time. Yes ... (more)

Risks and Enterprise Mobility?

This is the fourth 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 penultimate article I've decided to raise the subject of Risks to be aware of before and during implementation of an Enterprise Mobility Strategy. It may seems an obvious thing to say, but the major risk at the moment, is NOT having a Enterprise Mobility Strategy. Basically, 'You Snooze, You Lose' ... as your competitors will be planning or implementing a strategy and will reap the rewards! Yes, as I said in the first of this se... (more)

SAP and Sybase Extend the Reach of SAP Business Suite Applications

Today at CeBit in Hannover, Germany SAP & Sybase announced the first set of applications to Millions of Mobile Workers. This will extend the reach of SAP Business Suite Applications (including SAP CRM), to iPhone, Windows Mobile and other Mobile Device Users. I have been writing many articles recently about Enterprise Mobility and the Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms - MEAP. This is built on a MEAP... The industry-leading Sybase® Unwired Platform, The mobile solutions that have been built, extend the capabilities of SAP® Business Suite applications, including SAP® Customer ... (more)