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Opening the mBriefcase

Tablet's to the rescue

There have been many articles and thoughts on the mWallet, where the mobile device takes the place of a physical wallet containing cash and bank cards and this is evolving fast. I'm wondering now, with the fantastic growth in Mobile and the combination of the Tablet Device, that we are now in the era of the mBriefcase.

Look at the definition of a briefcase on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Briefcase .A box shaped bag or case containing documents, papers, diary and even a laptop computer... Really I think now that with the mainstream adoption in our life of the iPad for example, we can replace all of these with that device itself.  The original briefcase has so many analogies with the iPad, but it is outstripped in many ways. The tablet is lighter, more secure and can contain your combined personal and business mobile lifestyle (mLifestyle) made up of music, videos, books, newspapers, Internet access and lets not forget Apps, both consumer and business.

The Information Worker in your Enterprise will not expect to carry around huge amounts of collateral, printed reports and notebooks. In fact most will not expect to carry around a physical briefcase. They will and are expecting a mBriefcase experience that Tablet Devices like the iPad can bring, where one easily held and used device can supply so many features and a wealth of information that can be instantly be made available via Enterprise Mobile Apps in a variety of new ways to consume.

Outside of the box of the physical briefcase, the mBriefcase experience that the Tablet Device can create, can be secured and if lost or stolen wiped clean remotely. Also any data entered in Apps can be securely synchronised back immediately... Now there's no analogy for that in the traditional world.

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As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain