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Ian Thain

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At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Hari Subramanyam, Global Rollout Manager, RDS Mobile Solutions Assembly & Packaging, SAP In this interview I find out... What SAP offers for customers to get started with mobile solutions What is currently available today What rapid deployment solutions are being planned for the future Where to find information about SAP’s RDS packages Check out my interview here Please follow me on Twitter @ithain ... (more)

Worldwide Mobile Middleware Market Continues to Grow: IDC

Today leading IT market research advisory firm IDC released its report on the Worldwide Mobile Middleware Market. In that report IDC recognized Sybase iAnywhere as a leader in mobile middleware software for the seventh consecutive year. The report found that the worldwide mobile middleware market grew by 10.1% from 2007 to 2008, reaching $853.8 million in revenue. IDCis predicting that the worldwide market will grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% over the next five years to reach $1.6 billion by 2013. “The mobile middleware market is showing strong resiliency in... (more)

Getting Knowledge Through Shared Experiences

PBDJ Blog on Ulitzer Many years ago I was one of the first developers in EMEA to get to grips with a new RAD Client/Server tool called PowerBuilder, just after V1.0. By the way PowerBuilder is now on V11.5 and still going strong. PowerBuilder itself, as well as the client/server windows development paradigm, was a revelation as well as a big learning curve. What made it more manageable, along with a great education program, was that around the globe like minded PowerBuilder newbies were forming user groups, through the help of PowerSoft. I was lucky enough to be one of the early ... (more)

Sybase Blogs Application Due Soon on iPhone via the Apple App Store

It seems nowadays, that all large companies have an presence on the App Store with their own iPhone Applications. Sybase already has the iAnywhere Mobile Office as well as the SAP Mobile Sales & Workflow Apps, but thanks to Sybase Employee Marcelo Palermo, we will soon have the Sybase Blogs Application, which will allow you to keep in touch with all news from Sybase, the industry leader in delivering mobile solutions.   With the Sybase Blogs Application, you can: Read technical blog posts from all official Sybase Bloggers Add any blog post you like to your Bookmarks Share any bl... (more)

Sybase at SAP TechEd Berlin

SAP TechEd is a new environment for Sybase, with the possibility of many or most attendees not having much experience with Sybase products, or perhaps not even having heard of Sybase, beyond the acquisition announcements. Credit to my colleague Rob Verschoor (twitter: @rob_verschoor) for supplying the analysis... It was pleasing to see "Sybase technology" prominently mentioned as one of the highlights of the conference at the top of page #1 of the conference agenda booklet. Sybase had continued exposure during the big-hall opening session... In the pre-keynote, some metrics were ... (more)