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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 literally work from anywhere today and be as productive out of the office as they would be in the office. Consumer needs are defining what becomes the business need for mobile users. New mobile devices are constantly coming on the market. New operating systems are also emerging as the mobile world evolves. This is a challenge for Corporate IT to constantly support the latest and greatest devices that employees want to use.

I have seen many waves in Mobile Computing...

  • #1 Communicate... Mobile Alerts – Thin client, read only, one button response if any Mobile Mail & PIM – synchronising email, contacts, calendar, instant messaging
  • #2 Leverage... Mobile Forms – structured input, varied architectures & devices. Browser based Mobile Smart Clients – Combination of forms, local small business logic, access to mobile hardware
  • #3 Integrate... Mobile SOA – Mobile Smart Client with access to existing powerful businesses processes

I believe the Core Challenges for Enterprise Mobility are...

  • Ease of mobile application development
  • Heterogeneous device platform (OS) support
  • Support for variety of mobile architecture
  • Integration/Access to variety of data sources and processes
  • Provisioning and securing applications
  • Managing and securing devices
  • Host-ability and multi-tenancy
  • Work within IT security and management policies

It is obvious that enterprises will increase their employees’ and customers’ productivity by enabling them to access and use information anywhere, anytime, on any device, on any network. Currently companies are realizing that delivery of information technology via mobile phones is a competitive advantage. Employees and customers are increasingly demanding access to information anytime, on any device.

In my honest opinion... Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms to the rescue

About Ian Thain
As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain

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