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Thanks again to those who joined us for last week’s webinar, "Windows Server 2008 High Availability: Technology Comparison." The on-demand recording of last week's webinar is now available to watch at your convenience (here). We had a lot of good questions from our attendees during the Q&A portion of the webinar, which are summarized below. Q: How do you determine when to use an HA solution vs. a DR solution? When it comes to availability vs. recovery, the most important question to ask is what are your recovery time objectives (RTO)? What is the amount of time your application can afford to be down? If the applications have strict requirements, then you want an availability solution. Disaster recovery is data replication often times with a failover capability, not availability. For critical applications, this may not be sufficient. Q: If I have an HA solution in pla... (more)

SAP & Sybase: Transforming Today's Mobile Workforce

In the last 6 months at least, I have been blogging on many topics but with one central theme, I believe mobility is key to enterprise companies, not only now but for their future. This is especially true in the current economic climate, where cost effectiveness, rapid decisions, streamlining processes and return on investment is crucial. Let me expand on that further... No one would argue that the world is mobile and mobility is impacting business on a global level. Currently we have explosive data growth leading to information everywhere and what is critical is access to usefu... (more)

Four Days to SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit

We now have just 4 days until SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit in New York's Roosevelt Hotel (June 22-23). During the two-day event, there will be nine presenters as well as exhibitors such as Sybase Here are another two presenters to whet your appetite iPhone Development in an Enterprise Environment - Travis Siegfried - Application Developer, IBM The Apple iPhone is a rapidly growing piece of technology today. With the diverse built-in utilities already available for use within the device, the creation of software applications for the iPhone are endless. This is not just availa... (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 ... (more)

SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit Day One ROCKS

Today was the first day of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit, in the Roosevelt Hote in NYC... and I'm pleased to report that the first day ROCKED! We had an average of 65+ attendees in the 5 sessions today, concentrating & listening to our technical presenters. Some attendees were already iPhone Developers, some newbie's and some just here to understand what the excitement is all about for developing for this cool device. So basically a real cross section, which makes for a exciting conference! I'm sure they wre not disappointed, as the first presenter to kick off the conference ... (more)

WANdisco's Agile Software Development

SOA & WOA Magazine on Ulitzer WANdisco announced that an increasing number of its customers are implementing Subversion MultiSite and Subversion Clustering to support agile practices across their large distributed development organizations. At the core of agile software development is constant collaboration between developers and continuous build integration. These customers found that a centralized server or even a proxy-server architecture was unable to effectively support agile software development with Subversion. Agile development’s primary objective is the frequent delivery... (more)