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So far this year, I have been on a few travels and presented to many hundreds of people interested in Mobile in the Enterprise and what SAP are doing to make the development and deployment of Enterprise Mobile Apps easier. On one trip to Slovenia I became my alter-ego of the Mobile President to address the 380+ strong attendees on the "State of The Mobile Union" in the building that Slovenia built, when they became the head of the EU for a while. I covered a number of subjects during the 40 minutes presentation which you may find interesting and the whole presentation was filmed by SAP Slovenia and is available for your viewing pleasure at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXxk06kxtSg During trips like the one I have mentioned above, I usually get face time with Journalists and local Analysts. So what I thought I would do is to note down the top 10 of the typical ques... (more)

iPhone Developer Summit 2009 West - Call for Papers

From a starting-point of just over 500 when it launched in July 2008, Apple's App Store already has about 30,000 applications available and downloads have surpassed 1 billion. So it's no surprise that SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit, already in its third year, has been receiving many excellent proposals from qualified expert speakers for the upcoming West coast event, being held September 22-23 in San Francisco. The submission URL for speaking proposals is here. For those who are trying to stake a claim for greater prominence in the iPhone app economy, this is an excellent event to speak at. Submissions on the most timely aspects of iPhone development as well as iPhone applications are currently welcome, including those on subjects such as: Web Development for iPhone SDK Development for iPhone iPhone Development tools 101 How do I get my iPhone Application accepted ... (more)

iPad New Media Topic Launched on Ulitzer

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)

Push It Up! Implementing Apple's Push Notifications for Fun and Profit

iPhone Developer Summit on Ulitzer Ever looked into Apple's Push Notification? If you thought it was as a simple as flicking a switch, think again! Enabling Push in your app is just the start and Joe Pezzillo, Co-Founder of Push IO LLC and the founder of Metafy LLC, will show you how to get your application up and running with Push Notifications in no time. He notes, "I will walk through how and why to add push notifications to an application and what's required on the server side." Pezzillo will be presenting a 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). Titled "Push It Up! Implementing Apple's Push Notifications for Fun and Profit," Pezzillo 's session will provide plenty of working sample code and... (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)

Telepresence Options Launches WebRTC News And Resource Website

Telepresence Options, the leading publishing firm covering videoconferencing, telepresence, and visual collaboration has launched a dedicated page to follow WebRTC news and innovations at http://www.TelepresenceOptions.com/WebRTC. For the uninitiated, WebRTC is short for “real-time communications,” WebRTC is an open source web API which enables web browsers to support videoconferences without the need for a plug-in. Users simply click on a link, such as in an email invite or instant message, to launch a video call or to join a videoconference. This eliminates the configuration and troubleshooting difficulties which can accompany a traditional videoconferencing installations. Register FREE for WebRTC Summit here ▸ http://bit.ly/1exOL9h WebRTC Journal ▸Home Telepresence Options publisher Howard S. Lichtman stated: “The interest in WebRTC for videoconferencing and vi... (more)

Reducing Resistance to iPhone in the Enterprise

Reducing resistance to iPhone in the Enterprise is happening and other blogs point in same direction! I was happy to see that Rachael King, who writes for Business Week has just posted two very interesting articles on 'Managing iPhones in the Enterprise' and 'Companies shed initial resistance to iPhone'. The first story includes a comment by Sybase's own Willie Jow, Vice President of Business Operations Mobility, who mentions the security features within iAnywhere Mobile Office that address security issues. The second is more lenghtly and covers the gaining adoption of the iPhone by Companies. Rachael includes several analyst quotes and stats/research on enterprise adoption. What is satisfying is that both echo my sentiments that I expanded on with my last posting... 'iPhone into Business Does Go!' So I stand by my statement of iPhone Users are becoming business savv... (more)

What Hardware Changes Will iPhone OS 3.0 Bring?

On June 22 I will be Chairing the SYS-CON iPhone Developer Summit in NYC. Along with me will be some great industry presenters and colleagues from Sybase/iAnywhere showing off  the Enterprise capabilities they have for iPhone. In preparation for this event I have been searching around for what the industry thinks Apple will announce, when the new OS and  hopefully hardware becomes available, and I found a great article by Brian Chen of the Gadget Lab in Wired.com. Brian summarizes the rumors and puts a percentage probability next to each, that the feature will be announced with the next device. The article is called Rumor Round-Up: Everything We’ve Heard About the Next  iPhone and can be found here . I personally am hoping that the Processor, RAM & Storage get increased, along with an upgrade to the camera. These would be my must have, whilst my nice to have list... (more)

iPhone 3G S Announced at WWDC 09

WOW... There is nobody like Apple to spring a few surprises and yesterdays WWDC 09 Keynote had some interesting announcements. I am not going to go into each in depth as there are enough websites out there that have, blow by blow. See TUAW , Gizmodo , MacWorld , CNet News First thing to say is, that what most folks were right on, was that there would be no Steve Jobs and secondly what most did not expect was that... we got an iPhone announcement! Read on... Snow Leopard announcement - available from September for $29 upgrade Macbook Pro announcements - some new specification enhancements etc iPhone OS 3.0 announcement - available worldwide June 17 and free for iPhone customers, but $9.95 for iPod Touch owners. Developers in the Apple Developer Program can get the near-final version immediately iPhone3G S announcement - available June 19 & later in some countries TUA... (more)

IT Training Through a Recession... Could Just Help You Out

Even in a recession training is a key aspect of a successful company. In fact I have been reading around on the internet and the real buzz out there is that companies need to train themselves out of a recession, rather than cut back. Let us look at the facts, as companies streamline operations, it is an inversely proportional trend that efficiency of IT systems must either be up-held, or in most cases increased. To keep that level of service on a system and previous investment, training levels must either be kept at a sustainable level or increased... not decreased!                           Looking at Enterprise Mobility especially, many analysts see the level of growth over the next few years, as being high... at least 1 billion mobile workers by 2011. So investment in new technologies, such as mobility is a necessity, but existing technologies are t... (more)

Open Source Mobile Cloud Sync and Push Email

Funambol, the leading provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push email for billions of phones, today announced that its new version 8 software is generally available. Funambol v8 makes it easy to keep the data and content on billions of mobile phones in sync with social networks, email systems and personal computers via the Internet cloud. Funambol v8 has a completely redesigned AJAX web portal. The portal's striking interface makes it simple for users to access mobile data and rich media in the cloud, using any modern browser "With the exploding popularity of smartphones, people are carrying more of their lives on their phones than ever before," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "People increasingly expect to access their data and content in the cloud and other systems. The new Funambol Portal makes it super easy to access mobile data and content, any... (more)