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Ian Thain

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Master, what is the best way to master iPhone Development? Grasshopper, here are my seven steps to becoming an iPhone Developer. Tread carefully and you will become a wise man... Buy an Intel Based Mac & a Device - though the iPhone/iPod Touch device isn't 100% necessary for this early stage, as the iPhone simulator that you will get with the SDK is free and more that capable for initial development. Saying that, there is no replacement ultimately for having a device. Join the Apple Developer Connection - It's free at http://developer.apple.com/. This is a great place to check out the very good Apple Documentation and gain access to some of the Developer videos on iTunes. I have enjoyed watching the TechTalks World Tour series, which gives a good introduction to many subjects from the Apple Evangelists. Download the Apple iPhone SDK - It's a large download, but be patie... (more)

Know A Lot About Sybase Technology?

Have you ever felt that either you want to get a point across to other Sybase Users, or you have a great piece of technical advice that you would like to share with the wider community? If the answers yes, but you don't really know how, then check out this great 3 page article written by Adrian Bridgwater, the Editor of the ISUG Technical Journal. The article contains a wealth of information and advice that will get you up to speed with writing as well as a indispensable Writers 9-Point Checklist. You may be asking yourself of the credentials of the author and I can happily say w... (more)

Sybase and Verizon Team up to Manage Mobility Solutions For Enterprises Worldwide

PowerBuilder Developer's Journal Today Sybase & Verizon announced they are teaming up to enable Verizon's multinational companies to effectively manage the deployment and ongoing support of their growing mobile workforces. Business requires that organizations connect partners, suppliers, manufacturers, remote offices and remote employees directly to their systems, applications and information so they can improve customer service, bring products or services to market quicker, make better decisions and increase their organizations’ overall productivity. “As enterprises today stri... (more)

The Information Worker

Let me set the scene for my fictitious organization... My insurance company needs to speed up the flow and turn around in claims. Currently Assessors are given their appointments in the office at the start of day and then go out on the road. With them, they may take a paper notebook, a set of claim forms, dictaphone, diary, camera, mobile phone and a set of street maps for the local and surrounding area of responsibility. Not a pretty picture of a Mobile worker, with all this equipment, but a real possibility. During a full working day the Assessor drives to each claimant’s locatio... (more)

The Economy and Enterprise Mobility?

This is the first 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 article I've decided to tackle the Economy, which is effecting us all in various degrees, according to your geographic location. Firstly I believe that Mobility as a strategy is bucking the trend of any downturn or slowdown in the economies around the world. Look at any analyst report and you will be able to see that Smartphone/Converged Mobile Device (CMD) handset sales are still on the rise, though not as sharply as over a ye... (more)