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Ian Thain

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It is now only 3 days until the most watched and waited for technical event of 2009... Apple's sold-out Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). WWDC 2009 is billed as the premier technical event for developers and IT professionals innovating with Apple platforms and I will not disagree with that. Especially as from June 8 until June 12, there will be 5 days where 5000 attendees will meet with and listen to 1000 Apple engineers. One thing we know for sure is that Steve Jobs will not be there but the rest will be speculation until the many Reporters, Bloggers and Twitter users start to report back. Check out my previous article here. Whatever happens will be sure to draw comment & discussion at SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit, that follows in New York, on June 22-23. For those with tickets, bags should be packed, MacBooks should be charged and iPhones should be read... (more)

iPhone Making Inroads into the Enterprise

For a while now, I have been stating and documenting the iPhone’s progress in the enterprise. This progress has not only been through Apple's efforts, with the  iPhone 3.0 OS update that addressed some enterprise concerns, as well as the new iPhone3GS device launch, but companies that are Enterprise enablers such as my own company Sybase, with the enterprise enablement of email and device security & management. This week Apple’s earnings announcement revealed some interesting facts, that now show that this is happening for sure! Part of the Apple Announcement that really got me ... (more)

SAP and Sybase Extend the Reach of SAP Business Suite Applications

Today 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. I have been writing many articles recently about Enterprise Mobility and the Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms - MEAP. This is built on a MEAP... The industry-leading Sybase® Unwired Platform, The mobile solutions that have been built, extend the capabilities of SAP® Business Suite applications, including SAP® Customer ... (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)

Journey to the iPad Launch: Day #3 - T minus 3

iPad on Ulitzer iPad - T minus 3 days... A Built-in Hold Begins... I'm guessing that the devices, have made the majority of their journey now and are being held in locations near to the final delivery point by UPS. This is something that Apple have achieved before, but will some sneak through?.. we will have to wait & see. What is the key to success of the iPhone & soon the iPad? I would define it as 'The Mobile Trinity' of... Hardware Operating System Software Distribution ...only Apple hold all three and they are masters of this. We have seen in the last 6-12 months others trying... (more)