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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)

iPhone 3G S Announced at WWDC 09

WOW... There is nobody like Apple to spring a few surprises and yesterdays WWDC 09 Keynote had some interesting announcements. I am not going to go into each in depth as there are enough websites out there that have, blow by blow. See TUAW , Gizmodo , MacWorld , CNet News First thing to say is, that what most folks were right on, was that there would be no Steve Jobs and secondly what most did not expect was that... we got an iPhone announcement! Read on... Snow Leopard announcement - available from September for $29 upgrade Macbook Pro announcements - some new specification enha... (more)

iPhone in the Enterprise

Following on from my previous article where I state that 'Mobility is an exciting place', check out the new Apple posting on their Enterprise iPhone usage etc http://www.apple.com/iphone/enterprise/kraft-foods.html Seems that Kraft Foods have adopted a wireless office policy insode the company, using iPhone for all their Enterprise needs and have developed iPhone applications for their consumers. That takes the biscuit.... a Kraft one I hope ;-) BTW secure e-mail, contacts and calendars can be achieved with SY/iAWS Mobile Office especially if you have various email backends Ian ... (more)

More Workers to Give Up Desk Phones at the Office

I wanted to flag a recent article from Rachael King, that appeared on BusinessWeek.com discussing a study by Gartner that shows office land lines decreasing as corporate users rely more on their mobile devices. This is interesting and following on from my previous post where I state that 'Mobility is an exciting place' , and the posting on Apple's Enterprise iPhone usage etc including an impressive customer video. Back to Rachael's story, you can see she also quotes Phillip Redman, research vice president at Gartner...“The mobile device is starting to become more valuable than a... (more)

iPhone and Increasing Mobile Device Functionality

I believe that we really do live in a Mobile World, which is driven by the latest and greatest Smartphone’s around. Lets face it, the majority of us love our gadgets and the more powerful the better! So to investigate my thoughts, against a larger community, I recently used the LinkedIn Poll facility. Here are the results I found, that reinforce what I thought. For those Enterprise Mobile Device users, it seems that over 92% look at the trend of increasing functionality on their devices as important. In fact 71% feel that increasing mobile device enterprise functionality is essen... (more)