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Ian Thain

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At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President, Mobile Commerce, Sybase 365 Sybase 365 addresses three core markets (1) Operator Services, (2) Enterprise Services and (3) Mobile Commerce. Matthew is responsible for Mobile Commerce In this interview I find out... The Definition of Mobile Commerce What the biggest challenges facing Sybase 365 customers today How does Sybase 365 help their customers address these challenges What announcements are Sybase 365 making at MWC 2012 What are the synergies between Sybase 365’s offerings and SAP Check out my interview here Please follow me on Twitter @ithain ... (more)

App Store Will Have to Evolve

This week I have been monitoring a few stories which all link together really nicely, with respect to the continued growth in Mobile Applications and developer education. Here are the stories I have been tracking... Jeanette Der Bedrosian, USA TODAY wrote about... "An iPhone Developer University Program launched last fall, however, allows qualifying colleges and universities to produce iPhone apps at no cost, spurring several institutions to offer a course in the technology. Apple declined to comment on the number of schools participating, but they include Stanford and NJIT". C... (more)

Multi-Layers of Security Encryption Is A Mobile Enterprise Necessity

Today more than ever Multi-layers of security encryption is a Mobile Enterprise necessity. Lets face it, in work or our personal lives, when we leave a location we do not just shut and lock-up one lock, but we rely on maybe a secondary lock or security alarm system. We still even rely on the old faithful human security guard. Now that we are carrying around more and more personal & corporate data with us, we need to do the same and to be as vigilant. Apple's iPhone continues as a hot topic in the media. I wrote last week about, Apple's recently announced earnings and reported sa... (more)

Journey to the iPad Launch: Day #1 - T minus 5

iPad for Business on Ulitzer TUAW today ran a story that some folks have received emails that their iPad Shipments have left Shenzhen, China via UPS, though delivery will still be on April 3. That is great news and for those folks in North America, who are anxiously awaiting their space age piece of hardware, the excitement must be building... So I thought I would start a countdown to the launch (i)Pad ;-). iPad - T minus 5 days... Assemble the Hardware… complete. Start the journey to the Launch iPad from the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) 5 Reasons to buy … Form Factor UI/Expe... (more)

Mobile Business Objects: MBO Concept and Creation

The design cornerstone of the Sybase's MEAP the Sybase Unwired Platform is the Mobile Business Object (MBO). The MBO encapsulates the business process logic and data into a reusable unit that can be accessed from a variety of clients. The development can take two approaches,  firstly the Top-Down approach, which creates the MBO based upon how the client wants to use it... eventually binding to the data source. Secondly, the Bottom-UP approach which uses the data source to automatically bind and create the MBO. Both use the Unwired tooling and are easy to create, with similar ste... (more)