yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
Cloud Expo & Virtualization 2009 East
Smarter Business Solutions Through Dynamic Infrastructure
Smarter Insights: How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Windows Azure
Why VDI?
Maximizing the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
Messaging in the Cloud - Email, SMS and Voice
Freedom OSS
Stairway to the Cloud
Sun's Incubation Platform: Helping Startups Serve the Enterprise
Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits
How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts
Are You Ready for the iPhone?
Mobile devices are increasingly used by enterprises for critical application delivery

The major challenges that mobile devices such as the iPhone cause enterprises are in the areas of security, management, control, cost, and heterogeneity. The adoption of such devices by employees tends to be in many instances user-driven, as features such as ease-of-use, better screen, e-mail, calendars, and contacts provide greater convenience, and can motivate the workforce to use the new device for corporate use. If IT organisations do not provide an appropriate security and management infrastructure then there is a risk that unapproved devices could compromise corporate information.

Over recent times, both Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and smartphones have greatly increased the functionality and capabilities offered, and the distinctions between them have narrowed significantly. With differing degrees of success, many PDAs and smartphones now offer an extensive range of features that can be used to address enterprise requirements, such as better screens, qwerty keypad, choice of connectivity technologies, and client applications. The convergence of PDAs and mobile phones is set to continue, and could well be boosted by the availability of Apple’s iPhone with its innovative user interface using its touch screen capability.

With remote working becoming more popular, there will be increasing pressure on the IT department to integrate a growing number of different mobile devices with the existing infrastructure. The iPhone could well be another BlackBerry that the IT manager will be compelled to adopt. There is now a need for mobile middleware to provide a foundation on which to base mobile applications capable of handling a number of different types of endpoint and form factor.

From an enterprise perspective, mobile devices will soon be as important a part of the corporate infrastructure as any of the other computing assets. Most organisations do not have the management or technical capabilities sufficient to undertake effective mobile device management. As mobile devices are increasingly used by enterprises for critical application delivery, organisations must ensure that they are managed as capably as other assets. Using a managed service to deliver ‘know-how’ and operational support is one alternative to consider.

About Mark Blowers
Mark Blowers is a Senior Research Analyst with Butler Group. Mark joined Butler Group in August 2000, and maintains an ongoing interest in mobility and connectivity, authoring a report on the Wireless Internet Revolution and Communications Convergence, along with presenting at Butler Group management briefings on wireless and communication technologies. Mark has also researched many other aspects of Enterprise IT, including reports on Server Operating Systems, Server and Storage Consolidation, Linux in the Enterprise, Enterprise Architecture, Managing the Storage of Information, and Measuring IT Cost and Value.

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1

Latest Cloud Developer Stories
Most modern computer languages embed a lot of metadata in their application. We show how this goldmine of data from a runtime environment like production or staging can be used to increase profits. Adi conceptualized the Crosscode platform after spending over 25 years working for...
Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the competition, or worse, just keep up. Each new opportunity, whether embracing machine learning, IoT, or a cloud migration, seems to bring new development, deployment, and management ...
Andrew Keys is co-founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of ...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools availabl...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science" is responsible for guiding the technology strategy within Hitachi Vantara for IoT and Analytics. Bill brings a balanced business-techn...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)! 201 802-3021

SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
Most Read This Week