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Ian Thain

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As I said in the initial article 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 data. That data could be from files, corporate RDMS and other 3rd party systems such as SAP. If you are on LinkedIn and interested in MEAPs be sure to join the Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms group and take part in the discussions. Below is a high level architecture diagram of Sybase's MEAP the Sybase Unwired Platform. I can hear you all now... 'But what application was project going to build? What I decided to code was something that was created four years ago in Sybase PocketBuilder c... (more)

Enterprise Wireless E-Mail Recognition

In a previous article I stated that we really do live in a Mobile World, which is driven by the latest and greatest Smartphone’s around, and for those Enterprise Mobile Device users, it seems that PIM (Personal Information Management) is key. This PIM data is made up of Contact, Calendars & E-Mail and it is a cool co-incidence that yesterday, after I wrote & posted my article, Gartner placed Sybase in the Leaders Quadrant of its 'Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wireless E-Mail Software, May 2009'. Good news indeed! In addition to the above, Sybase’s iAnywhere Mobile Office was covere... (more)

Enterprise Mobility: Review of 2010

Since the middle to late part of 2009 I have been Evangelizing my thoughts on Enterprise Mobility. This has always been a product of the analysis of emerging Market, Industry & Technical trends. I have seen many companies use Mobility to create & expand advantages over their customers and streamline processes, increasing staff & customer satisfaction. As we are now nearly at the end of 2010 and Mobility is such an essential and hot topic, I thought it would now would be a good time to review those observations, so here are some of my key thoughts in  'Enterprise Mobility' Econo... (more)

Looking into Enterprise iOS

Enterprise Mobility has a lot of benefits, such as improving the efficiency of a company's business processes and their Information Workers alike. If the term Information Workers is new to you, then a brief explanation is that they are traditional employees using corporate data in their day to day tasks, historically they were chained to the desktop. Now they are free and can become mobile. This mobile enablement gives a competitive edge to a company and a leading position, using such a forward thinking initiative. I travel into the City of London every day and have noticed more a... (more)

Mobile Developer Program, Your Way Forward

At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... David Brutman, Senior Director, Developer Marketing, SAP David Brutman leads the Developer Program at SAP Marketing. Previously, he held product positions at SAP as a Developer, Product Manager, and Product Marketer in the User Interface area leading to market products like SAP NetWeaver Gateway, SAP NetWeaver Portal, and Duet Enterprise. In this interview I find out... SAP's Mobile strategy when it comes to developers The opportunity for Developers Developer programs that are offered today an... (more)