Sybase Mobile Evangelist

Ian Thain

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Today Sybase and Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN) Group (a leader in Unified Communications Solutions for the enterprise) announced a partnership that will provide customers with a fully integrated mobile and fixed line voice and data solution that supports and includes the management of a range of device types through a completely heterogeneous environment. The new solution combines Sybase’s leading mobile device management capabilities with the SEN Group’s leading-edge Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) technology providing a complete end-to-end solution that businesses can deploy to vastly simplify the management of a hugely diversified communications infrastructure. The solution will also help businesses to effectively manage operations such as inventory and expenses, logistics, mobile devices and applications. Afaria will be fully embedded into the SEN Group... (more)

Mobilizing Enterprise Data to Apple's iOS devices

During the second half of 2010 I was lucky enough to have been given access to an internal engineering build of the Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP) that supported iOS devices in addition to Blackberry and Windows Mobile. Check out SUP here 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 dat... (more)

Mobile Is Building for the Future!

It came to me whilst watching the London 2012 Olympics and after reading Eric Lai's blog last week (http://www.zdnet.com/what-olympic-sports-use-the-most-mobile-technology-7000001746/), that mentioned Mobile Apps used during the Olympics, that not only is London 2012 aiming to Inspire a Generation but the Mobile age that we are in now will also have the same effect. We are currently building Mobile Apps, for the Consumer Market and the Enterprise that will have a profound reach into the future. Just like the construction companies in building the Olympic Park we too as Mobile a... (more)

Everything Should Start with a Model

In this article I'll cover how a model-driven design and development process can pave the way to a Service Oriented Architecture that will in turn produce accurate applications that meet business needs and increase development team productivity. SOA is hot topic in our industry right now. One of the important aspects of SOA is that it's a business approach and methodology as much as it's a technological approach and methodology for developing distributed computing systems. SOA is a software architecture for building applications that implement business processes or services by ... (more)

LinkedIn Group on Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms

This group is intended to introduce and reintroduce next-generation architecture for mobile enterprise application development for discussion. It used to be just MAG's now we have MEAP's... Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms. Enterprises will increase their employees’ and customers’ productivity by enabling them to access and use information anywhere, anytime, on any device, on any network. If you are interested in the group please follow this link and register and join the discussions. http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/1169987 ... (more)