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The Zürich-based Myriad Group, which is already being sued by Oracle for ceasing to pay what Myriad claims are excessive Java licensing fees, appears to be daring Oracle to find new grounds to take it to court. On Tuesday Myriad announced that it was going to try to get between Oracl...
"The partnership announced today provides incredible scale, vast expertise in hardware and software innovation and a proven ability to execute," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as Nokia and Microsoft today announced plans for a broad strategic partnership to build a new global mobile ...
With January almost over now and conferences like Mobile World Congress and CTIA upon us, here is a thought: In the age of Mobile applications, will 2011 be the year of the Mobile Web appsIn this article, we outline the reasons why it will be and welcome your comments.
This week saw a lot of confused and confusing news about how Symbian has supposedly gotten a badly needed infusion of $31M in cash from the EU and a European R&D combine. Although Symbian still enjoys a large smartphone market share, it is dwindling fast and many of its handset OEMs a...
Having alienated carriers like Sprint and Verizon by trying to sell its Android-based Nexus One phone direct to the consumer from its google.com/phone online store - Google's attempt to change the traditional cell phone sales model - it's killing the four-month-old store, describing it...
Not to mix metaphors or anything but the Symbian Foundation, which is trying to foster a new open source community around the old Nokia-proprietary mobile phone operating system, is basing the private cloud platform that hosts its developer web site developer.symbian.org on Red Hat’s L...
On Tuesday I reported that at CeBit in Hannover, Germany... SAP & Sybase announced the first set of applications to Millions of Mobile Workers. This will extend the reach of SAP Business Suite Applications (including SAP CRM), to iPhone, Windows Mobile and other Mobile Device Users. Th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Terremark, a leading global provider of managed IT infrastructure services, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 5th International Cloud Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Conventi...
Intel, the semiconductor giant, and Nokia, the mighty handset maker, have united to create a universal widget operating system good for phones, laptops, netbooks, tablets, vehicle entertainment systems, Internet-connected TVs and other still-unimagined devices out of their existing Lin...
Nokia’s Symbian operating system is now open source and free to all comers like Google’s Android OS. It’s advertised as the largest conversion of proprietary software to open source ever by the Symbian Foundation, which shepherded it out. Code for some features lags the release, which ...
In the face of stiff competition from the freely available and wildly popular Android software, the Symbian Foundation has had no choice but to follow Google's example. It has announced that its open source migration project is now complete and that the Symbian platform called Symbi...
hotel.info’s motto “Check & Book” now also applies when using your mobile. Netbiscuits, the leading software platform for the development and operation of mobile websites, has implemented a mobile portal for hotel.info, one of the leading worldwide online hotel reservation services. Us...
The speed of communication and connectivity today of the smart phone is unparalleled. Even better and faster than the Internet itself, because your phone is always talking to the network, always available and open to receive and send information without you having to dial a number or o...
The power of Location allows information (including advertising) to be delivered to consumers most-able to act upon this information, based on their real-time proximity to the physical locations where transactions occur. Location is changing the very nature of advertising and mobile Lo...
I have been totally excited since the booking of the Moscone West by Apple for January 27 and believe, like most of the industry followers, that Apple will be announcing their tablet/slate device. Whilst digging around I came across this great video that shows how fantastic such a d...
Here is an interesting article by Rob Barry titled: "In SOA, cloud resources may exacerbate security and file transfers issues." It highlights significant requirements for Federated SOA especially around large file transfer using SOAP Attachments. The article makes the following intere...
In the recent past, ISVs and SaaS vendors were increasingly evaluating the impact of cloud computing trends on their business. Cloud strategy has an all-round impact on ISVs, their customers and system integrators. From an ISV’s perspective, cloud strategy acts as a revenue and custome...
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 ...
IBM announced that it has successfully built Korea's first cloud computing environment for a private sector company, SK Telecom, the largest telecommunications company in Korea with over 24 million customers. The cloud environment provides developers with the necessary software and har...
It’s called plainly enough IBM Smart Business Development and Test on the IBM Cloud and will provide compute and storage as a service with Rational Software Delivery Services, WebSphere middleware and Information Management database thrown in. IBM is beta testing a public cloud, based ...
In today’s technology-dependent enterprise environment, the efficiency of most business processes depends directly on the effective performance of the IT infrastructure. Almost every single activity - from servicing a customer to shipping purchased products - is dependent upon one or m...
Gear6, the guys that fielded the first mission-critical Memcached distribution Web 2.0 types use to scale and deliver dynamic applications and content, has turned up with the first commercial Memcached distribution for the cloud. It’s available as a service and will enable cloud-scale ...
Yeah, it's this time of the year. Again. Making predictions is so tempting... This year I'll cover just the iPhone. Apple will let Flash Player on iPhone no later than October ’10. They don’t have a choice, if they want to stay competitive. Enough of a crippled Web browser already. Act...
At least two enterprise buyers have joined – the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Deutsche Bank – and suppliers like Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs, AT&T, BT, CA, Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia Siemens Networks, Telecom Italia and Telstra have reportedly agreed to join. So have the Di...
Mobile advertising network, AdMob has always been quick to seize happening platforms like iPhone and Android to serve up their ads. Now that Palm has announced that their smartphone sales rose 134% to 823,000 units during the latest quarter, AdMob was quick to catch on and has anno...
Bob Evans always has ideas. Ideas to make his work, and the work of others, more useful and efficient, as well as easier. We met Bob this week as he was giving a data center tour and professional advice to a delegation from Ramallah, which came to Bob for mentoring based on his exten...
Back when the SCO litigation was under Utah district court judge Dale Kimball, whose decision that Novell owns Unix was overturned by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Novell thought it was simply ducky that SCO’s case against Novell should go ahead of SCO’s case against IBM, which is...
Citrix Essentials for Microsoft Hyper-V adds advanced capabilities to Hyper-V to create, integrate, manage and automate virtual datacenters at half the cost of other solutions. Hyper-V delivers immediate benefits to organizations of any size or budget while Citrix Essentials provides t...
Whether or not they know it, most hotels already have a presence on the mobile Web. Potential guests who pull up hotel Web sites on their cell phones often find poor displays and usability rather than a site specifically designed to meet their needs -- and convert them to bookings. ...
Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QuIC) and the Symbian Foundation today announced that QuIC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has joined the Symbian Foundation and has been appointed to the Symbian Foundation board of directors. QuIC will support the Symbian Foundat...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Rhomobile, Inc., the makers of the Rhodes smartphone development framework, will be Exhibiting at the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, taking place November 2-4, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. At the e...
This is the last 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 final article I have decided to sum up the thoughts and findings of the previous articles to form an initial set of 'Steps for Succes...
This is the fourth 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 penultimate article I've decided to raise the Risks to be aware of before and during implementation of an Enterprise Mobility Strat...
This is the third in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enterprise Mobility. For this article I've decided to discuss the Opportunities that lie in front of companies that undertake an Enterprise Mobility Strategy.
Market research firm, In-Stat (www.instat.com), believes we are entering a very critical time for smartphone OSs, as exemplified by four major smartphone announcements on October 6 from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Palm, and Microsoft. “With Android on the upswing, Palm’s Web OS starting to...
Recursion Software is about to say that it’s ported its high-performance C++ Toolkit to five of the most popular mobile operating systems so programmers can finally write a single app that can run on any phone using those systems with virtually no modifications. The Symbian release ...
Sam Ramji, Microsoft’s open source defector, whose imminent departure from the company became widely known when Microsoft set up its own CodePlex open source foundation a few weeks ago, has turned up at five-year-old cloud start-up Sonoa Systems, where he will head product strategy and...
"Other local search applications present the user with a fog of information. World Surfer totally avoids that fog, providing just the information users seek - quickly, reliably 24/7," explains John Ellenby, GeoVector's CEO. Initial US content channels for World Surfer include Google, M...
Lars Kurth is Contributing Community Manager at the Symbian Foundation, based in London. A recent interview with him at OSCON in San Jose revealed a witty, experienced architect who is serious about community development.
The development of a mobile portal is illustrated using a practical example. For this purpose, a popular Java web project will be created in NetBeans and is later connected to a Custom Application.