Sybase Mobile Evangelist

Ian Thain

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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 altogether.,.. including iPod Touch 30M units 800,000 downloads of the SDK & 50,000 companies & individuals join the Apple iPhone Developer Program (62% never developed for Apple before) Over 25,000 Apps Submitted 96% approved... 800,000 downloads   3.0 is a major update for iPhone & iPod Touch for D... (more)

New Unified Communications Solution from Sybase & Siemens

Today Sybase and Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN) Group (a leader in Unified Communications Solutions for the enterprise) announced a partnership that will provide customers with a fully integrated mobile and fixed line voice and data solution that supports and includes the management of a range of device types through a completely heterogeneous environment. The new solution combines Sybase’s leading mobile device management capabilities with the SEN Group’s leading-edge Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) technology providing a complete end-to-end solution that businesses can ... (more)

Will Your Enterprise Have a Happy iOS Upgrade Day?

Today will be a very interesting day for those companies that quite rightly have supported the iOS platform in their Enterprise... September 19 is the day that Apple will release iOS 6 to the iPhone and iPad user base. Apple have a great upgrade process, that over the last few versions have allowed updates to be downloaded and applied OTA (over the air), easily by the device user. So the upgrade is only a click away and for some users it is far too tempting! Ask yourself, "Are we ready?". For companies that either embrace consumerization via BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) or suppo... (more)

MEDC 2005

You may be asking yourself, what's happening in the Microsoft Windows Mobile space? Well, Reed Shilts (in his trademark Hawaiian and PocketBuilder slogan shirts) and I attended Microsoft's MEDC 2005, Mobile & Embedded Developers Conference, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 10-12, 2005, as an exhibitor. The purpose was to evangelize about Sybase UnWired Products along with iAnywhere. This event was a great success for Microsoft, as it was the first time that MEDC had been staged on its own, outside of another event. Last year it was part of VSLive (Visual Studio Live... (more)

Model-Driven SOA

In this article I'll cover how a model-driven design and development process can pave the way to a Service Oriented Architecture that will in turn produce accurate applications that meet business needs and increase development team productivity. SOA is hot topic in our industry right now. One of the important aspects of SOA is that it's a business approach and methodology as much as it's a technological approach and methodology for developing distributed computing systems. SOA is a software architecture for building applications that implement business processes or services by ... (more)