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One of the many questions I get from businesses grappling with managing mobile devices and keeping mobile expenses under control, is “where do I start?” An effective enterprise mobility strategy is multifaceted, and for a business to be successful it must take into consideration a var...
The first part of this post explained why a good user experience is critical to the success of an app. Now, here are a couple of ways in which developers can keep the people who download their apps, both internal and external audiences, coming back for more. The mobile app developmen...
With the proliferation of mobile devices being used in the workplace, and the concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices [to work], “the Consumerization of IT” is not just buzz in the marketplace – it is a reality for many corporations, and soon to be mainstream. Needless to say corporate...
In my first installment of this post, I discussed how mobile is growing as a marketing vehicle for companies. With this growth in popularity, companies can't just jump into mobile app development without asking questions about business need and development methods. In this post, I will...
By now it's become pretty clear that tablets aren't going anywhere. The successful launch of the iPad 2 and the explosion of competitive offerings have made this clear. And with this explosion in tablet computing, we have just one more example of how technology is giving us the world, ...
The rapid growth of smartphones, tablets and netbooks are forcing mobile service providers to consider how best to meet the growing demands for rich data services that are straining mobile network capacity and eroding profits. Because their networks were originally designed for the low ...
Cloud computing is either a revolutionary trend sweeping through the information technology world, or an evolutionary development growing out of longtime trends. Or maybe it’s both. In terms of buzzwords, cloud computing carries echoes of many previous technology and marketing phenomen...
BSS in the cloud offers telecom the prospect of higher revenues, increased efficiency, and decreased customer churn. For as much buzz as cloud computing is generating in the telecom industry these days, it has created an equal number of questions. Many of these have to do with the co...
With all the talk of “clouds” within the telecom industry, analysts have begun to sound like weathermen, each offering their own forecast on the business potential of offering cloud services. Regardless of who you listen to, the overall message is clear: cloud services should be on eve...
You are always on the move. One day you build a presentation at your home office. The next, you’re running through a contract at a client site. No day is the same, but one thing is consistent: the need for you and your group to collaborate on documents. The documents that are most ess...
At Starbucks, Panera, and McDonald’s restaurants everywhere, personal hubspots can be purchased to fuel our need to access applications on our mobile devices. Today, we automatically assume that we are able to access applications and the Internet if we have a connection but, with the r...
The return on investment (ROI) for any given technology can be justified any number of ways, but in hard times the bottom line rules. Point to productivity improvements from better collaboration, and you’ll get a polite hearing. Show hard dollar savings, and you are more likely to seal...
Which mobile device should I target for my application? That's one of the first questions you need to answer as a mobile developer. You might select the device based on personal preference or what looks cool today. The problem is that mobile technology choices are diverse and evolvi...
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 t...
Back in September, I blogged about a strange situation I had noticed in the cloud market: Where Are the Telcos? At that time, Verizon had made their initial announcement about their new CaaS offering for the SMB market, which only seemed to highlight the relative lack of leadership and...
The Internet is going through a major transformation, shifting from the “Internet as application” to the “Internet as data provisioning system,” and from fixed to mobile platforms like smart phones and tablets. It’s nothing short of a revolution. Traditional forms of web analytics and ...
Next-generation networks deliver a new generation of technology and infrastructure to serve current customer needs more efficiently and effectively. However, customer and application requirements cannot evolve overnight – they take time to develop and mature. As such, next-generation n...
To get through a long day at the office you grab a snack from the vending machine, which never seems to be out of your favorite item thanks to a network connection that sends inventory information and replenishment requests to the vending management company. After work, you call home a...
Recently I had the opportunity to address two groups of Corporate Developers that are targeting iPhone and iPad as a deployment platform for their Enterprise. During the seminars both myself and a few other Sybase colleagues covered such subjects as Management and Security of iOS devic...
Since the iPad’s release this year, questions have emerged as to whether tablet PCs will become a mainstream business tool. More specifically, does the tablet form factor address business needs better than other options that currently exist? If an organization has a significant number ...
Yes – I suppose you can ignore Android if you only work on the server side and have nothing to do with how user interacts with your application or you have taken a vow not to touch anything that has Java in it. Otherwise it may not be very wise to ignore Android. Did you know that… ...
I'm a long-time fan of Apple products. I've owned Macs for 20 years and an iPhone for the last 2. I also own a Motorola Droid, and a Google Nexus One phone. Over the years I've seen a lot of people convert to Mac, and even more convert to the iPhone. I've also watched as bloggers an...
After using the iPad for a few weeks, I am totally and utterly fixated by the device. What I am not 100% happy with are the iPhone Apps that it can run and I think that iPhone Apps just fall short on the iPad. I am no way suggesting that the wealth of iPhone apps already on the App Sto...
I have been working on this concept of Modern Mobile Architectures for about two years now. Modern Mobile Architectures are architectures that support mobile device applications connected to decentralized infrastructure. Modern Mobile Architectures combine mobile technology and cloud c...
In a stunning, largely unforeseen move, HP announced that it has shelled out $ 5.70 per share or roughly $1.2 billion to acquire Palm. Arguably a very aggressive and risky move considering that the fact that Palm's market share is about 5% in the U.S. and less than 2% globally. Symbian...
iPad - T minus 2 days... Wake the Crew and Strap Them In, its going to be a great ride! Oh come on, as if the potential iPad owners can sleep... I think they will be like kids at Christmas time, waiting anxiously.... So close but still so far ;-) I imagine a cross section of iPhone us...
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced a 10-year, $15.5 billion broadband deployment plan to help produce what may be the fastest nationwide broadband network in the world. It set a lofty goal of 1Gbps to shore up connectivity at government buildings, schools an...
Unified communications, UC, “bridging the gap,” communications and collaboration, integrated communications ... it’s being talked about everywhere – magazine articles, news snippets, tradeshows, software manufacturers and hardware manufacturers, among others. If you are in the phone, e...
Following on from my last article, which looked at some of the reasons/motivations for iPhone Developers to develop apps (see here), I thought I would look at the customer expectations levels. That decision was brought on by a great comment that I have seen from a user called bowkomor....
So you are looking into Mobility or creating Mobility projects. What 'Tao' should guide you daily? Here are my 10 thoughts to the Mobility way...
On Monday I wrote an article that put my initial thoughts and findings together on the newly announced iPad's. It included my belief that the current mass of iPhone Developers are excited & poised to adopt iPad, not only with their current applications on the App Store, but creating ne...
The speed of communication and connectivity today of the smart phone is unparalleled. Even better and faster than the Internet itself, because your phone is always talking to the network, always available and open to receive and send information without you having to dial a number or o...
Today I saw an interesting article by Bill French on iPhoneCTO, entitled Mobile App Strategy: Look Before You Leap - It's a Slippery Slope. I have seen many companies use Mobility to create & expand advantages over their customers and streamline processes, increasing staff & customer s...
In a conversation last week I was asked my point of view with regard to the number of applications on the Apple App Store and what I believe to expect next. Here is a portion of my reply... I am not even going to state the current number of applications available, as this will be out o...
I was wondering what advances 2010 will bring us all to help stay connected in the Wireless Mobile year ahead? Recently I traveled to California for an iPhone Conference and heard of something that I had never come across - 3G Congestion. I was told that this is usually common place in...
This article explores the functions and benefits on a Rate of Return (ROI) model designed to assist operators with their decision to purchase a mobile transaction platform such. It examines the revenue and cost benefits attributed to such a system and explains how an ROI model can quan...
For several months now a subset of the JCP's Executive Committees has been meeting as the Java ME Working Group to address Java ME-specific matters. In this column I'll focus on Java ME and on some of the issues that the Working Group has been discussing. (To follow our activities, che...
This is part three is a series of interviews with Eric Bender, president of Wilshire Connection. Wilshire Connection, or WilCon, is the largest independent local network and neutral fiber infrastructure provider in downtown Los Angeles. In this segment Eric discusses how WilCon manag...
Following on from my articles on thoughts and findings of Enterprise Mobility, I have decided to delve a little deeper into the area of development. In particular I thought it would be fun to put down what I believe could be the skill set or attributes, of an Enterprise Mobility Develo...
This is the last in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enteprise Mobility. For this final article I have decided to sum up the thoughts and findings of the previous articles to form an initial set of 'Steps for Succes...


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