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Ian Thain

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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 strive to incorporate mobility to stay competitive, increase productivity and meet employee demand, they are seeing significant manageability issues across the entire organization,” said Nancy Gofus, Senior Vice President – global business products, Verizon. “Managing multiple fixed and mobile o... (more)

For Mobile... When Is Too Much Data Not Enough Information?

When finance managers think of data consumption, it is often in the context of controlling mobile phone bills and business mobility costs. Yet application developers are busily creating new mobile applications that provide mobile information workers with greater access to corporate data, in more innovative ways than before. Many of these applications also collect standard data, as well as new forms of data and feed it back to corporate information systems. Recently I happened upon this remarkable statistic. Over the last five years, data usage on AT&T’s mobile phone network has g... (more)

How's Business Viewing Enterprise Mobility?

This is the second 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 way that Business is viewing Mobility. This has definately changed over the last few years and has been caused by various factors. Economic factors (as mentioned in my first article) Diversity of devices (coming onto the market and into their companies) Sophistication of devices & device operating systems (opening up innovative designs for mobile applications) Ubiquitous high speed networks (al... (more)

Opportunities and Enterprise Mobility?

This is the third 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 discuss the Opportunities that lie in front of companies that undertake an Enterprise Mobility Strategy. As part of making 'Mobility for the Masses', that I mentioned in my last article, the Information Worker (example here) has become a key mobile worker. The oppertunites to be gained here are... Ability to mobilize workflow Enabling transparency of business processes Zero latency of the above Agility of... (more)

Geek My Reality Show...Cool!

Having been the lone male in my house for a long time, I get outvoted on many things, but especially the TV. Luckily I am proud to say that I am a tech/gadget geek, as well as an admirer and part-time developer for iPhone, so I sometimes retire to my study in the evenings to investigate tech trends & code. One thing that crossed my mind a few months ago is the distinct lack of tech shows on TV, especially for the coolest and most talked about device around.... the iPhone. I thought to myself..."Wouldn't it be cool to tune into the Discovery Channel and see a documentary on an iP... (more)