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Ian Thain

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Recently I used a great new facility on LinkedIn and started a poll. For this poll I posted a discussion link that stated "What will be the widestly adopted Enterprise Mobile Device in 2009?". Quite an emotive question in the mobile arena, I'm sure you would agree, but I placed it on various groups I'm a member of such as... Enterprise Mobility Mobile Architects Mobile Developemnt Professionals Mobilists The poll is still ongoing but here is a snapshot of the results last week. It also brought a very interesting comment from Vernon Germano, CIO Innovative Medical Software... which I would like to share with you. Vernon Germano wrote, "The adoption of the iPhone as an enterprise device seems reminiscent of the early days of the PC industry when enterprise was forced to accept the introduction of PC hardware; after all, employees already used it at home and were bringin... (more)

Close Encounters of the 3.0 iPhone Kind

On the Apple campus today March 17, Apple hosted a special media event that focused on and introduced the next generation of the iPhone OS... 3.0. It was an invitation-only event that has drawn much interest over the last week, across many blogs and in turn created much speculation of what was going to be announced. If you asked any self respecting iPhone developer, you would get many wish-list items as well as the same from iPhone users, well now the truth is out there! Here are the statistical points from the event... iPhone now in 80 Countries - 13.7M units in 2008 17M altogeth... (more)

Today Is The Day...The iPhone 3G S Is Available!

Today June 19, is the day that we will see if there will be a repeat of the same rush to own an iPhone 3G S, as previous releases of the iPhone experienced. Though initially, this will only be for the first phase of countries, US, Canada, France, Italy, UK, and Spain. iPhone 3G S, is available in 16GB and 32GB flavors, which will retail in the US at $199 and $299 respectively, with the current 3G model available unchanged for $99 in the US. A very high percentage of users that already had the iPhone 3G, upgraded their devices two days ago when the iPhone OS 3.0 became available,... (more)

Sybase Nordic Roadshow

The night before the event at 35,000ft, traveling due North... The Sybase Nordic Roadshow is a four track, four location event covering Data Management, Data Analytics, PowerBuilder & Mobility, stopping at Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki. I am taking part in the Mobility Track and will be able to discuss, the SAP Unwired Platform, Afaria, Mobile Office, SQL Anywhere, the SAP/Sybase vision on mobility and will be presenting a session called 'iPhone and iPad in the Enterprise'. This presentation is a combination of facts, professional findings and thought leadership, with ... (more)

Will Apple Make the M-Wallet a Reality?

Lately there has been a lot of rumor on the web about the iPhone 5, or whatever it will be called... 4GS? Also today we have the announcement of the iPad 2. One thing that most iSpeculators and Technical iBloggers seem to agree on, with regard to the iPhone 5, along with more internal memory for running of programs and a faster processor, is the use of NFC (Near Field Communication). Yes still speculation until the time the next iPhone will be announced, which will probably be in June at Apple's WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference), but worth talking about in advance. I am also... (more)