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This is the fourth 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 penultimate article I've decided to raise the Risks to be aware of before and during implementation of an Enterprise Mobility Strat...
This is the third in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enterprise Mobility. For this article I've decided to discuss the Opportunities that lie in front of companies that undertake an Enterprise Mobility Strategy.
This is the first 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 article I've decided to tackle the Economy, which is effecting us all in various degrees, according to your geographic location.
With IP networks taking on many new challenges from VoIP, rich multimedia and other high-bandwidth consuming and high-priority applications, SMBs need to be sure the network connectivity between their business and Cloud Computing provider is protected with controls for reliable Interne...
Sybase's Mr iPhone... Mr iThain ;-) has been in Sydney this week & I have been keeping an eye on the Australian devices and checking out the Sydney Apple store. This has been totally accidental, as the main deal this week was to Evangelise about Enterprise Mobility in general and epeci...
Mobile tagging is a process, a technology and a marketplace. The process of mobile tagging involves creating a visual image in a very specific format – called a tag – then deploying and displaying the tag either online or offline. You see the tag and use your mobile phone camera to ...
Mobile marketing has recently been blessed with 3 new technologies to leverage: Augmented Reality (AR), Mobile Image Recognition (MIR) and Mobile Tagging (MT). What are they used for? Can they co-exist? This introductory article aims to position the three technologies to help businesse...
A primary element of SaaS and cloud computing is the virtual datacenter or Virtual Platform Infrastructure (VPI). VPI refers to virtual machines and virtual platforms that rely on many additional physical and virtual infrastructure elements. Over the past few years, new infrastructure ...
No one would argue that the world is mobile. Let’s discuss how mobility is impacting business on a global level. Currently we have explosive data growth leading to information everywhere. What is critical is access to useful information anywhere, anytime. End users want convenience, en...
Ask any software engineer about difficult bugs they’ve faced and they’ll always have a story to tell you: the bug that took weeks to track down, the bug that was affecting millions of customers but could not be reproduced by any of the development team, or the bug that brought the enti...
In today’s financial environment, the demand to extract more value from IT has never been more important within the enterprise. The pressure to improve productivity and streamline processes has been at the heart of the first wave of Web 2.0 adoption, where teams have used collaborative...
Master, what is the best way to master iPhone Development? Grasshopper, here are my seven steps to becoming an iPhone Developer. Tread carefully and you will become a wise man... Buy an Intel Based Mac & a Device - though the iPhone/iPod Touch device isn't 100% necessary for this early...
Currently we have explosive data growth leading to information everywhere. What is critical is access to useful information anywhere, anytime. End users want convenience, enterprises want ROI. Wireless now is everywhere and coverage is strong and constantly improving. People can litera...
Following on from my earlier blog "Securing and Delivering Business Data on the iPhone", today Sybase shipped a new version of iAnywhere Mobile Office for Windows Mobile, Symbian and iPhone users in the enterprise. The new release offers enhanced administrative, network security, deplo...
In the last 6 months at least, I have been blogging on many topics but with one central theme, I believe mobility is key to enterprise companies, not only now but for their future. This is especially true in the current economic climate, where cost effectiveness, rapid decisions, strea...
In the current Economic climate, mobility will take a bigger and higher profile position in the Enterprise. As companies work to streamline processes and in turn costs, mobile applications will step up to the plate to fulfill that need and more. Mobile Applications will give the mobile...
With our dynamic business environment and fluid business models, enterprise communications is becoming increasingly focused on mobility. The associates and managers who are key to supporting customers, resolving production problems, and addressing other critical business tasks can rare...
The recent explosion in innovative and exciting mobile devices has presented a challenge to the average mobile consumer – figuring out how to move the content from their old devices to their new ones. In the past, when the mobile phone was really just a phone, mobile content was also s...
Wireless devices provide users with freedom, convenience, and flexibility. But as their dependency on wireless devices grows, users are becoming increasingly concerned about the quality and performance of wireless networks. Today's service providers are aware of these concerns and are ...
Unlike wireline service, mobile phones rely on often precarious over-the-air radio transmissions to carry time-sensitive voice traffic. Add to this the transforming of voice calls into IP-routed traffic; microphones and speakers disconnected from the device via Bluetooth; high-bandwidt...
Dale and Thomas Popcorn manufactures and distributes gourmet popcorn products in a wide variety of flavors such as chocolate and peanut butter, cheddar chipotle, and toffee crunch. At Dale and Thomas Popcorn, they do everything possible to ensure every item they ship arrives in perfect...
Wireless networks and endpoints offer convenience and connectivity, but unless properly secured, they also offer a means of egress into the network. As evidenced by recent headlines surrounding undiscovered data breaches and subsequent public exposure, hackers have begun to turn their ...
Why is the 'collaborative source' development approach uniquely suited and required to drive innovation in the mobile-communications software stack? What are the early fruits of its impact? Out of the principles of open source and the particular market and legal constraints of the tele...
The demand for and widespread usage of popular video sharing sites, communities of interest, social networking and personalization has increased exponentially in the past year. While multimedia services and usage are at all time highs in terms of minutes of use, service providers and c...
Over recent years the web has seen the growth of so-called 'Web 2.0' services based around the concept of a two-way information flow, and the empowering of individuals to create and publish their own content and information through blogs, wikis, video sharing, and social networking ser...
The mouse was the original idea of Doug Engelbart who was the head of the Augmentation Research Center (ARC) at Stanford Research Institute. Engelbart's philosophy is best embodied, in my opinion, in the design of another device that he invented, the five-finger keyboard - with keys li...
Google and Apple's publicized emergence onto the scene of the mobile industry is the latest consequence of the mobile phone becoming a best-selling device and a driver of growth in the telecom industry. All the big PC and Internet players want a piece of the pie, and IT industry pundit...
They're termed 'early adopters.' They're the early birds who snap up the latest wireless devices like Apple's breakthrough iPhone. These high-tech consumer electronics' enthusiasts are critical to a new product's success because their opinions can often make or break a new product base...
Welcome to the second part of this 3-part article. Much has happened since I wrote the first part: for instance, I am now a member of the Web 2.0 Workgroup and I will be speaking at SYS-CON's SOA Web Services Conference & Expo 2006 in New York City in June. Many thanks for all your fee...
Recently, Opera announced the availability of AJAX on mobile devices through their browser. Considering the popularity of Opera in the browser market (especially in the mobile browser market), this announcement is indeed very significant. Having been involved in creating mobile service...
Publishers operating in the mobile world are facing an uphill battle in maintaining control in an increasingly fragmented and segmented market. As market demands continue to escalate, today's developers and/or publishers cannot survive competitively without a thorough working knowledge...
Introducing an intriguing mobile version of a combination of, Ajit Jaokar continues his insightful contributions to the fast-emerging new 'Mobile Web 2.0' category of ideas and applications.
The convergence of wireless communication technologies and the miniaturization of electronics have together created a great technological opportunity for enterprises to extend their boundaries out of their office buildings. In this article the author presents a simplified mathematical ...
The search for 'the next ringtones' has another contender, and this time everything seems to add up. Question: Name a service that launched with only a handful of compatible handsets, provided AM-radio sound quality, was barely marketed, but still managed to become a multibillion-dolla...
Wireless is taking off in a big way, but some surprises await us. How do you predict the seven biggest surprises about to hit the wireless industry? I spoke with two well-connected 'ringers' who have a keen sense of the industry. I absorbed their combined input and pooled seven respons...
Just as SMS was spawned, there's a new craze that's spreading across parts of Europe. Reportedly, it's more prominent in the UK, but popular elsewhere too. Bluejacking, as you may have guessed, involves the Bluetooth standard to send anonymous messages to other Bluetooth-capable handse...
Here's how the imminent emergence of MMS will enable operators to make the right platform choice. The potential for Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) is significant - with industry experts estimating a multibillion dollar market.
Recent power outages have shown the importance of local backup, but is it really that simple? If you're responsible for operations at your remote cell sites, you must address a number of issues before you even think about making a decision.
Towers everywhere, but who owns them and how? We take a look into the world of the REIT. It's not just the network and phone manufacturers who are making it big with wireless.
Vendor-lock is a term circling the wireless LAN (WLAN) sector. A number of startups have begun releasing new network devices - WLAN switches, which promise to make wireless LANs manageable, secure, and reliable.


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