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Wow Apple! The market value exceeded $500B and now everyone is speculating if it will reach One Trillion, which no company has ever aspired. As I look into the valuation this morning, Apple is at $505B. Microsoft is almost at … Mar. 1, 2012 05:45 AM EST  Reads: 5,398
Since the early days of the PC, the software industry has operated according to a pattern described in Michael Cusumano’s classic The Business of Software: The successful software companies are the ones which gathered the largest number of users. The best practitioners were Microsoft ...
Apple’s Surprising Marketing Blunder. Along with hoards of other people, I upgraded my perfectly good iPhone 4 for the new iPhone 4S. Am I happy? No. It's a Product and Marketing #FAIL. Shocking - coming from the best marketing and product development company in the galaxy. I "listene...
I have heard rumors and folks suggesting a mini-iPad may be on the horizon. I'm wondering if this has been brought on by the fact that there have been some smaller tablet-type devices appearing on the market? Let me first use my iOS crystal ball to look into the future of the iPad... ...

Let’s imagine that Microsoft made a statement that if a Web page was not developed in .Net, Internet Explorer won’t display it? This would make vendors of all other Web browsers very happy, because herds of developers who don’t plan to switch to .Net would start de...

Recently I had the opportunity to address two groups of Corporate Developers that are targeting iPhone and iPad as a deployment platform for their Enterprise. During the seminars both myself and a few other Sybase colleagues covered such subjects as Management and Security of iOS devic...
AT&T has pre-sold 600,000 iPhone 4 devices - in fact they suspended pre-orders after one day due to overwhelming demand. With the massive interest in the iPhone, we know that new phones will be in enterprises in a matter of weeks. In addition, the number of current iPhone users who al...
What is so special about a Converged Mobile Device (CMD) or commonly know Smart Phones? The clue is in their name and if you have asked yourself that question, then you have either never tried a device such as an iPhone or have fallen off of the earths surface for a few years. CMD's ar...
Many people have wondered what has taken Microsoft so long to update its lackluster Windows Mobile platform. It finally did it! At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft introduced the Windows Phone 7 Series, its latest operating system for phones. The Software giant’s Windo...
If you run an IT shop today you probably fall into one of two categories: A. You already allow employee access from an iPhone (supported or not) or B. You are constantly barraged with employee requests to allow iPhone access (and the employee might be your boss or the CEO). If you are ...
In recent times, mobile devices have become quite powerful and feature rich and are getting attention from consumers and businesses alike. Faster processors, larger RAM and flash memories along with multiple communication technologies have made mobile devices suitable to deploy and run...
What is a SatNav? I would define it as a small pocket sized computer, with a built-in GPS receiver, running navigational software on a lightweight but efficient Operating System. Indispensable in today's age, but adding to the number of small technological marvels that need to be carri...
It was only a matter of time, especially as with the SDK 3.0, developing for an accessory was made possible. Now within the next few weeks Apple Retail will withdraw the Symbol based devices running Windows CE and replace it with an iPod Touch based device with custom credit card reade...
Smartphone apps are the most exciting trend in computing since the advent of web apps. How do you as a developer take advantage of this? More generally, how do you do that and get maximum reach for your app across the diversity of smartphones out there. If you’re writing a consumer ...
This is the second in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enteprise Mobility. For this article I've decided to tackle the way that Business is now viewing Mobility. This has definately changed over the last few years a...
I live 11 minutes away from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. Friday evening I took a Cessna Caravan for a short 45-minute flight to Martha's Vineyard. This was my first trip to the island. I didn't do any research and had false expectations based on my long-time love affair with the is...
There is no secret that I love my iPhone. I really do - I written several articles about how cool it is. So why am I thinking of getting rid of it. The answer: AT&T. Bit-O history here. I was one of the first few idiots who purchased iPhone 1.0 the same week it came out. Yes, I shel...
For me, one of the attractions of going to the cinema to see a feature film is to experience visually, on the big screen, new places or worlds that one may never actually experience oneself. In many movies, these “places” are not always physical. They can include emotional or psycholo...
Today more than ever Multi-layers of security encryption is a Mobile Enterprise necessity. Lets face it, in work or our personal lives, when we leave a location we do not just shut and lock-up one lock, but we rely on maybe a secondary lock or security alarm system. We still even rely ...
The last five years has seen unprecedented change in communications. The European consumer has a plethora of handset choices and packages. The average handset has evolved from the humble voice-box, to the total media centre. As a result thousands of start-up companies are profiting out...
Two recent security scares regarding the iPhone have brought renewed attention to the iPhone readiness for business use. In one case Forbes.com author Andy Greenburg garnered a lot of attention with his " How to Hijack Every iPhone In the World " story. This describes an SMS exploit th...
With the release of Citrix Receiver for iPhone 1.02 including AG and RSA support, the ability to securely deliver any app, anywhere, is closer than ever to reality ( we already cover WinMo, Symbian and close to BlackBerry and Android ). One question I have been pondering with Marti...
Today was the first day of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit, in the Roosevelt Hote in NYC.
In today’s financial environment, the demand to extract more value from IT has never been more important within the enterprise. The pressure to improve productivity and streamline processes has been at the heart of the first wave of Web 2.0 adoption, where teams have used collaborative...
I’ve only got one thing I want to ask Santa Jobs for, and it ain’t a Red Rider BB Gun. All I want from Apple is a more open platform. Sure, the odds are slim as long as they remain dominant. That’s why I’m not asking them to completely open source the iPhone. I’m just asking them to cr...
Friday is a big day for people having urge to get a hold of the new iPhone 3G. 8AM. Sharp. Apple stores open their doors and those who didn't mind waiting in line for a couple of days (in Hawaii people formed lines 6 days ago) will get this baby.
Having read lots of articles written about Steve Jobs' announcement about the iPhone SDK, I decided to wait a bit with commenting the announcement of such a big thing, so as to have a broader view of the whole picture. I might not be as fast as others, but my remarks are as follows.
My own personal install of Leopard seems to be having periodic trouble completing a shutdown on the 17' MBP. Annoying? Yes. Worthy of posting something inflammatory such as 'wrong with Leopard's spots'? Doubtful. So, in looking at eWeek's Microsoft Watch's latest article, I leave you w...
I've been a big proponent of smartphone technology for a long time, and have been chasing the 'perfect smartphone' for a while. Specifically, I've been hooked on using Windows Smartphone devices, because of the seamless integration with Outlook and the resulting automatic synchronizati...
'They have periodic updates on their data files, and they translate into megabucks,' Levy said. 'This is akin to your bank having automatic access to your ATM machine and is siphoning money out during all times of the day and night without your knowledge.' Actually, no. Its nothing eve...