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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 portfolio of Industry, Line-of-Business, Analytics, Mobility, Technology and Database Solutions. Poonen is part of the Global Customer Operations leadership team, dually reporting to Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe, co-CEOs of SAP AG. In this interview I find out... The details of Sanjay's new role How Sanjay plans to maintain SAP leadership in this Enterprise Mobility Market What makes SAP’s mobile solutions unique for customers that are already running SAP If a company has to run SAP to use SAP’s mobile solutions Where Sanjay sees the Enterprise Mobility market going in the next 3 ... (more)

SAP Innovation Show Remembered

A few month ago I appeared on the SAP Innovation Show, to evangelise about Mobile. You can still check out the on-demand here and also check out what my colleagues... Adrian Simpson, Chief Technology Officer, SAP UK & Ireland as well as Timo Elliott, Innovation Evangelist, SAP... say about Big Data! Here are the main points that I covered, but please check out the above TV Show... One of the main challenges is around consumerisation. Adoption and use of personal devices as well as consumer apps in the workplace. This can be disruptive to the modern CIO. Should they resist or embrace? My advise is that its best to build policies into an evolving strategy BYOD, CYOD part of Corporate Controlled Consumeristion. COPE. Key issue is device Security. Your corporate data is priceless and when taken on the road, the mobile device becomes invaluable and should be secured in m... (more)

I Have Got The Ultimate Mobile Device... Now Just For One Small Step Further

In my last article, which set and solved the problems for an On-the-Road Information Worker (Insurance Assessor). I told what Enterprise Mobility could achieve with cool software and hardware. Now taking the story one step along would rock.... leaving a printed document! Even now, a few years after I saw and bought the Brother MW-140BT it still looks a cool. With the Bluetooth Mobile Printer (MW-140BT) alongside the Apple iPhone, they look like a partnership made in heaven... but that is where the vision currently stops. As far as I know the iPhone Bluetooth stack is not as fully featured as it could be. On switching on my iPhone's Bluetooth in the office, I was able to see a few Macbook's & PC's but that was it... bummer :-( A cry for help... I have got the Ultimate Mobile Device... I can build cutting-edge Mobile Applications... Now just for one small step furthe... (more)

Apple Reports First Quarter Results

iPhone Session at Cloud Expo Apple on Monday announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 first quarter ended December 26, 2009. The Company posted revenue of $15.68 billion and a net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $11.88 billion and net quarterly profit of $2.26 billion, or $2.50 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.9 percent, up from 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 58 percent of the quarter's revenue. Apple sold 3.36 million Macintosh computers during the quarter, representing a 33 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 8.7 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 100 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 21 million iPods during the quarter, representing an eight percent unit de... (more)

Twitter, Cloud Computing, and Steve Jobs

An unapologetically random reprise of yesterday's Twitterstream in and among the executives, commentators, and other stakeholders in the Cloud Computing ecosystem...please let me know via @jg21 about more good ones I may have missed. Krishnan Subramanian - Industry Analyst covering Cloud Computing & Open Source @krishnan Sad end to the day apple.com/stevejobs/ #rip #loss4techworld Alex Williams - Editor at SiliconAngle @alexwilliams Forget about Ellison and @Benioff spats. Steve Jobs is dead. Jobs: Once a tech king - now a tech God. Rich Wolski - Co-Founder & CTO. Eucalyptus Systems @richwolski Damn. Steve Jobs has passed. I'm glad to have been alive during his time. Ben Kepes - Tech analyst, commentator and evangelist @benkepes Fuck... Steve Jobs. We all salute you Wade Roush - Chief correspondent, Xconomy @wroush Deeply, deeply saddened by the news of Steve Jobs' deat... (more)

Mobile Device Management and Security

At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... James Naftel, Senior Product Manager, SAP James Naftel is an Afaria Product Manager at Sybase, an SAP company. In this position, James drives product strategy for Afaria, Sybase’s market leading mobile device management solution. His areas of focus include mobile solutions, device management, application management, and security. In this interview I find out... What is new in Afaria 7.0 What are the industry trends that are driving SAP’s innovation regarding enterprise mobility management How Afaria is helping to make personally-owned devices enterprise-ready What are the key benefits that customers get when using Afaria Check out my interview here Please follow me on Twitter @ithain ... (more)

Operator Services and Sybase 365

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. Bill is responsible for Product Management of Operator Services In this interview I find out... What interesting topics/trends Bill has observed at MWC 2012 For Sybase 365 operator customers what are the main product portfolio offered The biggest challenges mobile operators are facing today, and how is Sybase 365 helping address these What announcements for Sybase 365 this week at MWC 2012 Check out my interview here Please follow me on Twitter @ithain ... (more)

New Anonymous Photo Sharing App Unseen Raises $2.1 Million in Funding

Bearch, an Austin-based company that strives to solve problems by connecting people in unique ways, today announced that it raised $2.1 million in funding for Unseen, its anonymous photo sharing app for college students. Texas-based investors include Dirk Elmendorf, co-founder of Rackspace; Rony Kahan, CEO/co-founder of Indeed.com; Doss Cunningham, CEO of Woodbolt International; and several other angels. The investment will be used to expand app availability to more college campuses and for the development of new features that will allow greater interaction between users. First released in May 2014 to Texas A&M University students, Unseen was created by Bearch Co-founders Michael Schramm and Munjal Budhabhatti. Unseen connects students by providing a safe place to share thoughts, experiences, and struggles without fear of repercussions or judgment. The app requires n... (more)

AJAX World RIA Conference - Ubiquitous Computing Using Flex

Nicholas Thomas, co-founder and COO of Finicity, believes that Flex + AIR via any desktop + Mobile (in one or more technical forms) can take us a step towards the vision that Mark Weiser presented in his original works on ubiquitous computing. As the primary client for a consumer web-based SaaS product, Flex has both advantages and disadvantages, according to Thomas. Thomas will be sharing his experience in migrating from AJAX to Flex at the 6th International AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA - Octovber 20-22, 2008. Thomas served as Finicity's Chief Technology Officer for over 6 years. Prior to co-founding Finicity, he managed Bluetooth research and development programs at 3Com's Wireless Group and served on the Management Board of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group representing 3Com and Palm. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MBA from Br... (more)

iPhone Office: 100 Ways to Turn Your Device into the Ultimate Productivity Tool

Internet Services Deals Blog The iPhone is a fun little gadget and great for staying connected, but did you realize that it has incredible potential as a productivity tool? That’s right, the iPhone has the power to supercharge everything from your e-mail to your parking space. Read on to see how it can be done. Organization Use your iPhone as a handy personal planner. Create to do lists in your notes: Use your iPhone’s note app as a simple to do list. Whiteboard capture: Your iPhone’s camera works well enough to capture most whiteboards, so you can save notes and share them with others. Getting tasks done!: Create projects, share tasks, and even get motivational phrases from this app. Use motivational wallpaper: Put David Allen’s GTD system on your iPhone with these wallpapers. 30Boxes: Use this calendar to share your schedule with friends, family, and colleagues. Ph... (more)

Whatever the Apple iPad Is, It Apparently Leaks Like a Sieve

iPad on Ulitzer iPad on Ulitzer - There may be little left for Apple to announce about its purported tablet or iSlate come January 27, a date change since January 26 was noised about. The rumor mill is slowly teasing out all its secrets. The great unveiling, according to the Financial Times, is still supposed to be at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco but now it’s supposedly on the last Wednesday of the month rather than the last Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal came running out late Monday with the news – shared by “people briefed by the company” – that Apple won’t start delivering the widget until March, another date previously reported. The New York Times says the same thing. It also said there “hasn’t been this much hype about a tablet since Moses came down from the mountain.” The Journal says it heard the dingus will have a netbook-like diagonal... (more)