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I’m sitting here at yet another user group meeting… perhaps you’ve seen me at one or at TechWave, or perhaps you have seen pictures of me at them on Facebook. I’ve got a laptop propped open where I’m usually working on some pet sample code project. Next to it is my iPad in its case/sta...
German giant SAP said Tuesday, after getting back from the long weekend, that it’s going to buy privately held Chicago-based Syclo, a long-established company with a mobile enterprise application platform called Agentry and packaged ERP and CRM apps. Terms weren’t disclosed. The deal...
I’ve been discussing HTML5 for some time now. In July of 2010, I mentioned that I wasn’t particularly concerned about PowerBuilder supporting HTML5 in the initial PowerBuilder.NET release (12.5) because: “HTML5 is largely still in its infancy, and there appears to be too much opportu...
I just received an interesting piece of information today from the Events team. Let me share it with you... For 2012, our traditional TechWave content will be incorporated into the SAP TechEd conference, taking place October 15-19 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. We will continu...
Here is #5. Five points the Mobile Information Worker expects from their Mobile Enterprise Data. 1. Always available and on-demand access to information (off-line and on-line). 2. New ways to interact and display data. 3. Reduce data re-entry error, by synchronising data. 4. Capture ne...
Here is #4. Five points for Mobile Apps in Shaping the new Business Enterprise. 1. Cost reduction compared to existing systems. 2. Streamlining business processes. 3. Competitive advantage with up to date data at hand. 4. Increase Employee satisfaction and effectiveness. 5. Rapid respo...
Here is #3. Five points that makes an Engaging Enterprise Mobile App. 1. Extend existing systems by innovating in new ways. Just transferring a PC based or paper based solution is NOT enough. 2. Display/Consume data in new ways. 3. Keep UX design familiar to the deployment platform rat...
Here is #2. Five points on how Enterprise Mobile Developers can improve the Relationships with their End Users. 1. Live several days in the life of your user observing work locations and patterns. 2. Have end users in on the design panel as well as the usability and testing. 3. Get buy...
Today I thought I would put together five steps and five points within to producing 5-Star Mobile Apps. Here is #1 Five points when Building the Business Case for Mobile Enterprise Apps. 1. Create a Visionary Plan for more mobile Apps and know how they will aid and shape your enterpris...
While external controls exist for viewing image thumbnails, there can be the need to view images as thumbnails within the context of other data within a multi-row list, treeview or report. This can be easily done with a PowerBuilder DataWindow object. In this case a treeview DataWindow...
It's always been an important part of planning an Enterprise Mobile Development… How to get started?... How to take that first step? As a Mobile Evangelist, my experience covers many areas such as presentations, communications and especially technical developer skills, with knowledge o...
Now that Mobility is part of our lives, we are all hooked on our Smartphone or Tablet device and take them everywhere we go, but we need to be aware of something that we almost take for granted… Data Connection & Usage! Especially if we are going abroad and hit the tricky subject of Da...
Read an interesting article about the .NET Developer Association user group in Redmond, Washington. You would think that the user group in Microsoft’s backyard (the meetings are held at Microsoft’s offices) wouldn’t have any problems lining up guest speakers and drawing a crowd. Well, ...
This week I attended a Mobile Monday event sponsored by Barnes & Nobile (B & N) which discussed Tablet Computing and promoted their Nook Developer program. The Chair for the meeting was Marek Pawlowski, Founder and Organiser MEX @marekpawlowski and the Panel consisted of Claudio Romani...
It may be an unusual angle, but your Enterprise IP Wireless Expert may be your best ally around when it comes to implementing your Mobile Device Security Strategies. The reason why I think this is that all of smartphone and tablet devices support wireless connectivity, and most data p...
This two-part series examines and contrasts PowerBuilder .NET 12.5.1’s new dynamic assembly feature with corresponding dynamic library functionality in PowerBuilder Classic. The discourse is presented in the context of a simplified yet practical use case. Part 1 presented the use case,...
Here's a common scenario and one that will become more common with the ever increasing penetration of Tablet Devices in the Enterprise... Your Senior Exec just got their iPad. They love it. They use it everywhere. Literally everywhere! That’s a scary word for anyone involved in securi...
As I have already mentioned in many articles, Mobile Apps and Mobile Business Processes are becoming a routine part of daily work life, yet companies still wrestle with mobile security. They are totally correct to worry about how easily mobile devices are lost and stolen. They are also...
Whether you build a Mobile Apps as part of a public product or service, or develop in-house Mobile Apps to support your own business processes, it is useful to keep an eye on what the government regulators are up to regarding all things mobile. There is a lot of debate about what, if a...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview...Raj Nathan, EVP and CMO, Sybase, an SAP company. As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Worldwide Marketing and Business Solutions Operations, Dr. Raj Nathan is responsible for a...
I have talked a lot about the need to Mobilize Existing Business Systems and Processes in an innovative and strategic way and at the heart of this for Mobile App development is the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform or MEAP. This is important because mobile technology is evolving s...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Hari Subramanyam, Global Rollout Manager, RDS Mobile Solutions Assembly & Packaging, SAP. In this interview I find out... What SAP offers for customers to get started with mobile solutions. What is...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... John Sims, President, Sybase 365. In this interview I find out... What the biggest challenges is to Sybase 365 operator customers today
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Jason Yotopoulos, Head of Research, SAP. In this interview I find out... What is SAP Research’s vision of enterprise computing in the future. What is the concept of Business Web
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... William Dudley, Group Director, Product Management, Operator Services, Sybase 365. Sybase 365 addresses three core markets (1) Operator Services, (2) Enterprise Services and (3) Mobile Commerce. Bi...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President, Mobile Commerce, Sybase 365. Sybase 365 addresses three core markets (1) Operator Services, (2) Enterprise Services and (3) Mobile Commerce. Matthew is respon...
Novalys SAS announced on March 7, 2012 that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Appeon Corporation to distribute the first-ever mobility solution for the PowerBuilder community. Leveraging Appeon’s over a decade of experience in PowerBuilder web deployment and its core tec...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Sanjay Poonen, President and Corporate Officer, SAP Global Solutions and Go-to-Market. Sanjay J. Poonen is President of Global Solutions and Go-to-Market for SAP AG, responsible for SAP’s entire po...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Howard Stevens, Senior Vice President, Global Messaging Solutions, Sybase 365. Sybase 365 addresses three core markets (1) Operator Services, (2) Enterprise Services and (3) Mobile Commerce. Howard...
Novalys SAS announced on Wednesday it has entered into a strategic partnership with Appeon Corporation to distribute the first-ever mobility solution for the Sybase PowerBuilder community. Leveraging Appeon’s decade of experience in PowerBuilder deployment and its core technology platf...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Haridas Nair, Vice President, Product Management, Mobile Commerce, Sybase 365. Sybase 365 addresses three core markets (1) Operator Services, (2) Enterprise Services and (3) Mobile Commerce. Harida...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Dr. Josep M. Picas, CIO, Hospital de St. Pau Barcelona. Dr. Josep M. Picas. M.D, at the University of Barcelona. Diploma at the ESADE Business School of Barcelona. He is the President of the Europe...
Last week at Mobile World Congress 2012, was a very interesting time in Barcelona, Spain. I was lucky enough to meet and interview many of the Mobile Movers and Makers in the SAP community (see the list below).During the week I gathered the trends and futures on Mobility, Tablets, Mess...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Jose Antonio Perea Yustres, Head of Innovation and Mobility, Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) - Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) is the national statistics institute for Spain. Affili...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Nick Brown, SVP, Solution Management, at SAP. Nick Brown is senior vice president (SVP) of strategy for SAP’s mobile applications. In this role, he is responsible for driving strategic market devel...