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Ian Thain

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Following on from my previous article where I state that 'Mobility is an exciting place', check out the new Apple posting on their Enterprise iPhone usage etc http://www.apple.com/iphone/enterprise/kraft-foods.html Seems that Kraft Foods have adopted a wireless office policy insode the company, using iPhone for all their Enterprise needs and have developed iPhone applications for their consumers. That takes the biscuit.... a Kraft one I hope ;-) BTW secure e-mail, contacts and calendars can be achieved with SY/iAWS Mobile Office especially if you have various email backends Ian ... (more)

Proof Point for Information Worker Vision

At the start of October I wrote a 'story of problems overcome', which set the case for a field worker and how Converged Mobile Devices or Smartphones could be used to solve problems in productivity and much more. This was my vision of the Information Worker and I was happy to see an interesting article from Ryan Kim at the SF Chronicle on how more users are shifting their computing workload to their mobile devices instead of their laptops. Of course, this doesn’t mean they ditch their computers entirely,  but the rise of smartphone usage is drastically changing the way people tac... (more)

The March Goes on for the iPad 2 in 2011

I have been using Apple's iPad since it was launched and am totally hooked on using it whilst out on the road in a personal & business basis. So yesterday we had the announcement of Apple's iPad2 and I was glued, like most of the internet, to the live feeds etc. Firstly, I have to say what a delight it was to see Steve Jobs come back for the day to announce the updated device. Secondly the update is not massive, it is not a game changer like the introduction of the iPad in 2011, but it is still respectful enough for iPad converts to upgrade and for the iPad2 to continue its marc... (more)

Time to Let Workers Bring Their Own Mobile Phones: Forbes.com

Time for a little bit for shameless self-promotion. This week I appeared on Forbes.com in their CIO Central area here. This article is related to my story in the recently published Sybase Enterprise Mobility Guide 2011... check it out here This 130-page book is aimed at Senior Business and IT Leaders and will initially be available online, but if you register there are a limited number of printed copies that can be posted to you. I have to sing along.... "I wanna be on the cover of Forbes Magazine, smiling next to Oprah & The Queen!" ... (more)

SAP Executive Interview with John Sims

At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... John Sims, President, Sybase 365 In this interview I find out... What the biggest challenges is to Sybase 365 operator customers today How Sybase 365 helps mobile operators address these challenges How Sybase 365 helps Enterprises embracing mobile as a channel to engage with customers Who are the core customers in mobile commerce business and what are the biggest challenges they are facing today Check out my interview here Please follow me on Twitter @ithain ... (more)