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iPhone Summit at Cloud Expo One of the biggest problems developers have when building apps for the iPhone is memory violations. A lot of developers, especially those who come from a Java or .NET background, have trouble adjusting to an environment where they need to manually keep track of reference counts and they need to be explicitly aware of their own memory management. I've known quite a few developers who tried their hand at programming for the iPhone and they threw up their hands and quit when they started trying to track down memory problems. I'm certainly not condoning that kind of behavior, I'm just recognizing that the lack of built-in garbage collection represents both a learning curve and a frustration obstacle for new iPhone developers, whether they've been doing other programming for 2 or 20 years. Thankfully, there's something you can do about it. O... (more)

How's Business Viewing Enterprise Mobility?

This is the second 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 way that Business is viewing Mobility. This has definately changed over the last few years and has been caused by various factors. Economic factors (as mentioned in my first article) Diversity of devices (coming onto the market and into their companies) Sophistication of devices & device operating systems (opening up innovative designs for mobile applications) Ubiquitous high speed networks (allowing always available connectivity) Mobility is now looked on as a Strategic Platform rather than an item on an accountants spreadsheet. This Strategic platform should deliver precious corporate back-end data, which over 70% still resides on 'legacy' systems, to a wide variety of devices be... (more)

My Thoughts on the Apple iPad

iPhone Apps on Ulitzer iPhone Apps on Ulitzer - The Apple iTablet or iSlate is due to be shown off to the world January 27th, and unleashed on us sometime in March. The blogosphere has been buzzing about the topic. Joe Wilcox of BetaNews.com said “The world doesn’t need an Apple Tablet, or any other” (full post here). MG of TechCrunch followed up with “The World Doesn’t Need Someone Telling Us What We Don’t Need In Tech” (full post here).  I think both writers make some good points, but I wanted to give my thoughts, and ask the readers of CTOvision theirs. The Apple Tablet is rumored to cost $1000. So the first word that comes to my mind is “overpriced.”  When you can purchase a decent netbook for under $300, a solid ultra-portable 12-14″ (laptop) for $500, and a good business laptop for under $700…why would you ever pay $1000 for a simple tablet?  Quite frankly, I... (more)

SYS-CON Announces "iPad Summit" Colocated with "Cloud Expo" in Silicon Valley

iPad on Ulitzer Cloud Computing Expo - The debut of the iPad promises significant opportunities well beyond just Apple. The iPad promises to energize the emerging tablet PC segment, creating a potential semiconductor opportunity of over US$4.1 billion in 2014 reports In-Stat. Other component vendors will capitalize on the new opportunity for batteries and displays, as well. iPad Summit and iPad Expo by SYS-CON Events SYS-CON Events announced on Monday that the first International "iPad Summit" (www.ipadsummit.net), will take place November 1, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. The Summit is co-located with the 7th international Cloud Expo and the 10th international Virtualization Conference & Expo (November 1-4, 2010). The iPad Summit is an intensive and content-rich one-day program designed to satisfy the growing hunger among s... (more)

Will Apple Make the M-Wallet a Reality?

Lately there has been a lot of rumor on the web about the iPhone 5, or whatever it will be called... 4GS? Also today we have the announcement of the iPad 2. One thing that most iSpeculators and Technical iBloggers seem to agree on, with regard to the iPhone 5, along with more internal memory for running of programs and a faster processor, is the use of NFC (Near Field Communication). Yes still speculation until the time the next iPhone will be announced, which will probably be in June at Apple's WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference), but worth talking about in advance. I am also wondering if we will see NFC in the iPad 2 or will Apple wait until a later rev? As a quick example of NFC think, think of something many thousands of London Commuters use use daily, the London Undergrounds successful use of the Oyster Card and beyond that Barclaycard's Contactless Payment ... (more)

Five Points for Mobile Apps in Shaping the New Business Enterprise

Here is #4 Five points for Mobile Apps in Shaping the new Business Enterprise 1. Cost reduction compared to existing systems 2. Streamlining business processes 3. Competitive advantage with up to date data at hand 4. Increase Employee satisfaction and effectiveness 5. Rapid response compared to existing processes Please follow me on Twitter @ithain ... (more)

WebRTC Summit Sponsorship Opportunities Announced

Click here to follow ▸@WebRTCSummit Upon this week's announcement of the event, we received "wide interest" in SYS-CON's 1st International WebRTC Summit co-located with Cloud Expo 2013 Silicon Valley, November 4-7, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, where over 5,000 global delegates are expected to attend. WebRTC Summit, the world's leading event on Web-based Real Time Communications (@WebRTCSummit), is taking place Nov 6-7, 2013 side-by-side with Cloud Expo & Big Data Expo. Exhibit opportunities offering unmatched exposure are available for as low as $4,000. Register FREE for WebRTC Summit here ▸ http://bit.ly/1exOL9h WebRTC Journal ▸Home WebRTC Summit is the ideal opportunity to meet face to face with IT professionals, developers, mobile operators, web site owners and operators who will be attending the two-day event to understand how to deploy WebRTC and ho... (more)

ComponentOne to Present at SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit in New York

Todd Schick, Director of Technology and Business Development at ComponentOne, will deliver the presentation " Creating Native-Looking Applications for the iPhone with ASP.NET" at SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit 2009 East (co-located with AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo) in New York City this coming June 22, 2009. For ASP.NET developers, creating Web applications which exploit and conform to the advanced interface design of the iPhone requires familiarity with new standards and technologies. This session baselines the challenges and the exciting potential of iPhone Web programming. It then demonstrates how the new "ComponentOne Studio for iPhone" enables developers to get up to speed quickly to create ASP.NET Web applications which closely emulate the UI design of native iPhone applications. Register Now - Early Bird iPhone Plus Bootcamp Speaker Bio: Todd Schick i... (more)

iPhone Able to Be Adopted by Enterprise Businesses

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, deployment features and allows the extension of enterprise-class email and PIM data from Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange mobile devices. In turn this will allow the reduction of the total cost of ownership when extending email and business processes. In particular this is major news for the iPhone's ability to be adopted by businesses, as iAnywhere Mobile Office provides a unique approach for security with an enterprise application sandbox model for email, calendar and tasks along with on-device and over-the-air encryption as well as application password protection. It also allows use... (more)

One Billion iPhone App Store Downloads Milestone Has Been Passed

This is a major milestone for an outstanding iconic Platform; from a company that always gives 100%... Apple... if they go into a market... they go into win! Since the iPhone was ‘born', we have seen many OS updates and two variants of the iPhone hardware... as well as a lot of consumer excitement, which is eventually coming to the Enterprise Mobility world. What can't be forgotten is that without the iPhone developers of this world, this would not have been possible. There are 35,000 applications on the App Store and each and every iPhone developer, that has either a free or chargeable application, should take a part of this celebration. We now look forward to the GA release of the iPhone 3.0 OS and the possibility of new enhanced hardware. Well done everyone. ... (more)

Will the iPhone Soon Be Available from Verizon Wireless?

According to BusinessWeek, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam (pictured) has been speaking with Apple executives, and the iPhone rumor mills are saying that perhaps Verizon is considering becoming involved with Apple to help launch a smaller iPhone-like device currently under development. Whether or not the AT&T iPhone will one day be joined by others, one thing is clear and that is that the iPhone is now being adopted by enterprises. In fact, many believe that the iPhone will end up the year as having been be the most adopted enterprise device in 2009. From a starting-point of just over 500 when it was first launched, Apple's App Store has about 25,000 applications available and downloads recently surpassed 1 billion. And its adoption by the enterprise is one of the themes of the upcoming iPhone Developer Summit being held in New York City (June 22, 2009), at The R... (more)