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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 useful information anywhere, anytime. Enterprises are increasingly thinking of, and mobilizing their workforces but also need to integrate to enterprise systems. In turn, these same organizations are moving from siloed applications to strategic mobile platforms. Sybase chairman and CEO John Chen... (more)

iPhone and Increasing Mobile Device Functionality

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 essen... (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)

Running Development Code on Your iPhone

As a new developer to iPhone Development, I am following my Seven Steps, that I wrote about in the past. As part of step #5 & #6 combined you as a developer will need to overcome the hurdle of runninh your code on your device and the devices of your testers. Take it from me this can be a little tricky, but for this week only Dan Grigsby has made available a screencast on this subject for FREE!.... you can find it at the most excellent Mobile Orchard Website ... (more)

Senthil Krishnapillai of Sybase iAnywhere Speaks with SYS-CON.TV

Did you miss the SYS-CON iPhone Developer Summit EAST in New York City which happened June 22-23 2009? Shame on you if you were not there, but do not worry as the guys at SYS-CON.TV recorded an interview with Senthil Krishnapillai of Sybase iAnywhere. See it here. Senthil covers quite a few interesting ideas and Sybase directions with regard to Enterprise iPhone & Enterprise Mobility. Sybase will also be sponsoring and presenting at the iPhone Developer Summit WEST in Santa Clara, CA on Nov 3rd ... (more)

Using Social Media in Your Business: Strategic or Tactical?

A while ago I read a blog post from a marketing executive who wrote that he had prohibited the use of certain words in his strategy and planning meetings. Among those words there where many popular social networking and media words such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Though that might seem odd at first, it makes a lot of sense. The point is that while social media may serve as an effective method of promoting your business, it is only a set of tools and channels that you may use to execute against your business plan and strategy. It is part of the tactical stuff that you do ... (more)