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Ian Thain

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Today was the first day of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit, in the Roosevelt Hote in NYC... and I'm pleased to report that the first day ROCKED! We had an average of 65+ attendees in the 5 sessions today, concentrating & listening to our technical presenters. Some attendees were already iPhone Developers, some newbie's and some just here to understand what the excitement is all about for developing for this cool device. So basically a real cross section, which makes for a exciting conference! I'm sure they wre not disappointed, as the first presenter to kick off the conference was Julio Barros giving an cool overview of Getting Started Programming with Objective-C and the iPhone, followed by Senthil Krishnapillai of Sybase, who presented a very nice overview on Sybase's view of Breaking the Mold - iPhone for the Mobile Enterprise. Straight after lunch followed Jaso... (more)

Steps for Success in Enterprise Mobility?

This is the last 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 final article I have decided to sum up the thoughts and findings of the previous articles to form an initial set of 'Steps for Success' for an Enterprise Mobility Strategy. Currently my thoughts are... Take a Strategic approach that can evolve and adapt, with innovations and opportunities that will happen in the mobile industry... For example look at the handset and OS market and one thing that you can say is, that it is always ... (more)

Sybase and Orange Business Services

On Tuesday I reported that 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. Then on the next day came another great announcement that Orange Business Services will leverage Sybase’s enterprise device management platform (Afaria) to help companies tackle the challenge resulting from the increasing number of... mobile workers devices applications and ever-growing heterogeneity o... (more)

Mobile Business Objects: MBO Concept and Creation

The design cornerstone of the Sybase's MEAP the Sybase Unwired Platform is the Mobile Business Object (MBO). The MBO encapsulates the business process logic and data into a reusable unit that can be accessed from a variety of clients. The development can take two approaches,  firstly the Top-Down approach, which creates the MBO based upon how the client wants to use it... eventually binding to the data source. Secondly, the Bottom-UP approach which uses the data source to automatically bind and create the MBO. Both use the Unwired tooling and are easy to create, with similar ste... (more)

Mobile and the Decentralization of Decision Making

In a traditional modern enterprise, information can be a key factor in delaying business process control, as people who own information can own control over the process. Mobility is challenging this traditional process control hierarchy by making it easier for decision makers (this means decision makers at all levels of an organization) to have direct, un-delayed access to information. This means control will move away from executive levels and closer to the people who are hands-on with customers, processes and products... The Information Workers. Already more mobilized employees... (more)