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Since the middle to late part of 2009 I have been Evangelizing my thoughts on Enterprise Mobility. This has always been a product of the analysis of emerging Market, Industry & Technical trends. I have seen many companies use Mobility to create & expand advantages over their customers and streamline processes, increasing staff & customer satisfaction. As we are now nearly at the end of 2010 and Mobility is such an essential and hot topic, I thought it would now would be a good time to review those observations, so here are some of my key thoughts in  'Enterprise Mobility' Economy here Competitive Advantages here   Opportunities here Risks here       Steps for Success here       Design & Prototyping here and here   Developer Skils here       Management & Security here       Unlocking the Potential of Mobile Data here       The Tao of Mobility f... (more)

iPhone Developer Summit Extended To June 22-23 By Popular Demand

iPhone Developer Summit (www.iphonedevsummit.com) recently announced that due to popular demand it has extended its program to cover a second day. It will now run June 22-23, 2009, in New York City. In a Letter from the Tech Chair at the conference Website, the Tech Chair of the Conference, Ian Thain, writes: "With the iPhone more than earning its place in the consumer market, it is now being adopted by enterprises. In fact, many believe that the iPhone will be the most adopted enterprise device in 2009." View the New 2-Day Schedule (see Track 4) Here Register June 22-23 for "Expo Plus iPhone" for Just $200 From a starting-point of just over 500 when it launched in July, notes Thain, Apple's App Store has over 35,000 applications available and downloads have surpassed 1 billion. The event is being held June 22-23 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City in conjunction w... (more)

Amazon Releases Kindle for iPhone

Amazon has Released Kindle for iPhone - a free download that requires an iPhone or iPod Touch with the iPhone/iPod Touch 2.1 software update installed. Kindle for iPhone lets you buy Kindle e-books on your computer, then transfer them to your iPhone or iPod touch over WiFi. It's a free download via a new Kindle for iPhone page in Apple's iTunes App Store. From a starting-point of just over 500 when it launched in July, Apple's App Store already has about 15,000 applications available and downloads have surpassed 500 million. So it's with a great sense of excitement that SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit, already in its third year, has been receiving proposals from qualified expert speakers for the upcoming East coast event, being held June 22 in New York City. The submission URL for speakers is here. For those who are trying to stake a claim for early prominence in th... (more)

iPhone OS 3.0 Hits the Streets Today

Today June 17, is the day that iPhone OS 3.0 is available to the masses for download and I'm predicting upgrade fever will be the phrase for today and the next few weeks. History... On May 6th 2009, after a few rapid cycles, iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 was released for general consumption, still within the iPhone Developer Program and under NDA. Though the big news that accompanied it, was that Apple would no longer be accepting any iPhone or iPod touch applications that were not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0.To quote Apple's email... "Beginning today, all submissions to the App Store will be reviewed on the latest beta of iPhone OS 3.0. If your app submission is not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0, it will not be approved." This started developers and companies alike to certify their applications for 3.0. Sybase was one such company that successfully re-certified their iA... (more)

My Three iPhone Predictions For 2010

iPhone Summit at Cloud Expo Yeah, it's this time of the year. Again. Making predictions is so tempting... This year I'll cover just the iPhone. 1. Apple will let Flash Player on iPhone no later than October ’10. They don’t have a choice, if they want to stay competitive. Enough of a crippled Web browser already. 2. ActionScript won’t kill, but will seriously damage Objective-C as the language of choice for development of iPhone applications. The programs written in ActionScript will be a lot more entertaining and engaging than today's iPhone applications. 3. The next version of the Droid phone will be so cool, that I’ll switch from iPhone / AT&T to Droid/Verizon. Verizon’s phone service is clearly better. I just need a modern device. Lots of people in the USA will do the same. Should I put the money where my mouth is and purchase some VZ stocks? OK. Two more. Not exa... (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)

Jobs Has a Few Words for Google & Adobe & They Ain’t Pretty: Reports

"We did not enter the search business. [Google] entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won't let them...I want to go back to that other question first and say one more thing. This don't be evil mantra - It's bullshit." - Steve Jobs at an employee Town Hall the other day according to Wired, MacRummors et al although he may have said "load of crap" not "bullshit"; sources vary. Jobs reportedly means to use "aggressive updates" to stay way out front of the Android phone. Stevie also reportedly called Adobe "lazy." That it could do interesting things but just refuses to and that Apple doesn't support Flash because it's buggy and the chief cause of Mac crashes. Anyway, Flash is going to be superseded by HTML5 for web video and animation, he's quoted as saying. Apple Will Never Allow Flash Player Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch in a blog retor... (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)

Adobe Flash Media Server on iPhone

Modulation Index, LLC announced  that the Tuner2 Hi-Fi Radio app for Apple iPhone is the first ever iPhone application to natively support the true RTMP protocol for streaming audio via Adobe Flash Media Server. Radio stations can now use a single standard streaming format to serve MPEG-4 HE AAC v2 audio to listeners on Windows, Mac, and Apple iPhone. In addition, Modulation Index announced that this functionality is also available immediately to all station customers taking delivery of customized versions of its iPhone radio app. The Tuner2 Hi-Fi Radio app for Apple iPhone is a custom version of the Modulation Index iPhone radio app. By supporting MPEG-4 HE AAC v2 audio delivered over Adobe Flash Media server protocol, the Tuner2 Hi-Fi Radio app enables a listening experience with more stability and higher audio quality than the more typical MP3 or HE AAC v1 over ... (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)

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)