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I believe that we really do live in a Mobile World, which is driven by the latest and greatest Smartphone’s around. Lets face it, the majority of us love our gadgets and the more powerful the better! So to investigate my thoughts, against a larger community, I recently used the LinkedIn Poll facility. Here are the results I found, that reinforce what I thought. For those Enterprise Mobile Device users, it seems that over 92% look at the trend of increasing functionality on their devices as important. In fact 71% feel that increasing mobile device enterprise functionality is essential. Remember these devices are now more powerful that the early desktop PC's and give the mobile user the benefit to many functions, that in turn can give them the competitive edge in this critical economic climate.     If we focus on the iPhone business community especially, the key fea... (more)

iPhone Developer Summit: iPhone Apps VS. ROI

ROI (Return on Investment) has never had such a major importance, especially in these economic crisis days. In many ways a well delivered ROI analysis is the most effective part of the whole pitching art, whether you are pitching for a web development, desktop application or the increasing popular mobile iPhone / iPod Touch projects. Since I am very involved in mobile solutions, in this case iPhone / iPod Touch Applications, we are always trying to create something that will make it, an offer that cannot be refused. We all know, that ROI is a very important aspect on any kind of project, although here I would like to point out, that, these days we need to be even more flexible and scalable, so that the client has a clear way of looking at the whole solution with complete confidence about its success. With an iPhone App’s, it is slightly easier because of the App Store... (more)

Today Is The Day...The iPhone 3G S Is Available!

Today June 19, is the day that we will see if there will be a repeat of the same rush to own an iPhone 3G S, as previous releases of the iPhone experienced. Though initially, this will only be for the first phase of countries, US, Canada, France, Italy, UK, and Spain. iPhone 3G S, is available in 16GB and 32GB flavors, which will retail in the US at $199 and $299 respectively, with the current 3G model available unchanged for $99 in the US. A very high percentage of users that already had the iPhone 3G, upgraded their devices two days ago when the iPhone OS 3.0 became available, so have been experiencing the new features in advance of today's iPhone 3G S users. Though the Speedier device should give an all round better experience, with its... faster processor higher internal memory higher spec camera new magnetometer (digital compass) I have noticed in my region, th... (more)

Show Report: Good-Day Wireless World 2009

My last week has been hectic, to say the least... but hey that is just 'par for the course' of an Evangelist, especially an Enterprise Mobility one. Mobility in itself is an exciting place! I left a cloudy London on Friday September 4th in the evening and arrived in a sunny Sydney on Sunday August 6th, very early in the morning. This was via an excellent Virgin Atlantic flight - VS200 from London to Sydney, via Hong Kong. As usual for Virgin Atlantic (which is my preferred airline) this was another comfortable flight with excellent service, over the 21 hours of flight time. Yes 21 hours, but at least I had 2 hours to see the inside of Hong Kong airport. The reason behind this week would be to represent Sybase Enterprise Mobility in my first visit Down-Under, showing amongst other things.... Sybase's support for iPhone in the Enterprise. During the time, my colleagu... (more)

Rhomobile CEO to Speak at iPhone Developer Summit 2009 West

iPhone Developer Summit on Ulitzer Driven by the phenomenal success of the iPhone and the App Store, smartphone app usage is finally taking off in the enterprise. Yet many developers are still uncertain about how to create a great user experience for information-intensive business apps on smartphones. One approach is to examine instructive failures - that's to say, mobile sites that are disastrous for one reason or another. In a 45-minute breakout session at iPhone Developer Summit 2009 West, being held November 3rd, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in conjunction with SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Expo (November 2-4, 2009, Adam Blum, CEO of Rhomobile - the open mobile framework based on Ruby and HTML - will be using just such examples. The session is titled "Best Practices in Smartphone Business Apps" and from it delegates will learn general... (more)

Proof Point for Information Worker Vision

At the start of October I wrote a 'story of problems overcome', which set the case for a field worker and how Converged Mobile Devices or Smartphones could be used to solve problems in productivity and much more. This was my vision of the Information Worker and I was happy to see an interesting article from Ryan Kim at the SF Chronicle on how more users are shifting their computing workload to their mobile devices instead of their laptops. Of course, this doesn’t mean they ditch their computers entirely,  but the rise of smartphone usage is drastically changing the way people tackle daily tasks. Kim also cites a lot of recent research including: In-Stat survey found that 35% of smartphone users turn to mobile devices rather than booting up their desktop/laptop. IDC analyst Richard Shim notes that PC sales have remained steady, however smartphones are growing at a f... (more)

Will Apple Be Transforming Mobile Computing?

I have been totally excited since the booking of the Moscone West by Apple for January 27 and believe, like most of the industry followers, that Apple will be announcing their tablet/slate device. Whilst digging around I came across this great video that shows how fantastic such a device could be used in the areas of education and show some innovations that such a device could bring to students in the new decade. Could we now be on the edge of a totally e-classroom, that not only allows the student to carry e-books etc (such as in the video) but allows electronic submission of work and central management of timetables & attendance etc? If I believe what my iPhone 'Spidy' Sense is telling me, I think January 27 will bring added support for the new device, to the iPhone/Cocoa SDK and with so many apps already out there on the Apple App Store, the new device will sure... (more)

Sybase CIO Jim Swartz Talks About Cloud Computing, Mobility

PBDJ News Desk PowerBuilder Developer's Journal - CIO Insight Editor in Chief Brian P. Watson posted on Tuesday an exclusive interview with Sybase CIO Jim Swartz. "Sybase has made a major transition to become a mobility software provider. But beyond boosting the company's core offerings, CIO Jim Swartz is looking heavily at cloud computing, SaaS and maximizing the potential of the Millennial generation." Entitled Sybase's CIO on Cloud Computing, Mobility, the interview can be found here. ... (more)

Ulitzer Launches Apple iPad New Media Site

iPad on Ulitzer Ulitzer.com, the first revolutionary "new media" platform in the world, announced today that a new  Ulitzer topic site, iPad (http://ipad.ulitzer.com), was launched today to provide the most comprehensive breaking news and blog coverage of iPad. iPad could potentially be the miracle which the newspaper industry is waiting for. Launch time authors and contributors to the new Ulitzer topic include: Maureen O'Gara, Bob Gourley, Salvatore Genovese, Wilson Kerr, Brandon Watson, Aditya Banerjee, Scott McKain, Bryan O'Rourke, Charles Jolley, Jeremy Geelan, Yeshim Deniz, and Elizabeth White. Ulitzer Live! New-Media Conference & Expo The first "Ulitzer New-Media Power Panel" took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Streamed live to 60,000 viewers via SYS-CON.TV, the panel was moderated by Jeremy Geelan. Geelan's guests in ... (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)

Journey to the iPad Launch: Day #3 - T minus 3

iPad on Ulitzer iPad - T minus 3 days... A Built-in Hold Begins... I'm guessing that the devices, have made the majority of their journey now and are being held in locations near to the final delivery point by UPS. This is something that Apple have achieved before, but will some sneak through?.. we will have to wait & see. What is the key to success of the iPhone & soon the iPad? I would define it as 'The Mobile Trinity' of... Hardware Operating System Software Distribution ...only Apple hold all three and they are masters of this. We have seen in the last 6-12 months others trying to emulate one or two of these, but not all three & that is why they never will be able to match the success! ... (more)