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Recently I used a great new facility on LinkedIn and started a poll. For this poll I posted a discussion link that stated "What will be the widestly adopted Enterprise Mobile Device in 2009?". Quite an emotive question in the mobile arena, I'm sure you would agree, but I placed it on various groups I'm a member of such as... Enterprise Mobility Mobile Architects Mobile Developemnt Professionals Mobilists The poll is still ongoing but here is a snapshot of the results last week. It also brought a very interesting comment from Vernon Germano, CIO Innovative Medical Software... which I would like to share with you. Vernon Germano wrote, "The adoption of the iPhone as an enterprise device seems reminiscent of the early days of the PC industry when enterprise was forced to accept the introduction of PC hardware; after all, employees already used it at home and were bringin... (more)

The New Dimension of Identity

Instant messaging gives us the ability to rapidly communicate to (and annoy) your friends and co-workers, but it also lets people know if you are on-line, or your “presence”.  Who you are and whether or not you are on-line important elements of your identity. But, since we life in the physical world, our location is important as well. For people who travel a lot, or people whose business is not fixed in one location, the question "Where are you?" can take on added significance. There are a spate of new tools and web sites that can help the mobile professional answer this questio... (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 System... (more)

3-2-1 Go! Apple's Sold-out Worldwide Developers Conference Nears

It is now only 3 days until the most watched and waited for technical event of 2009... Apple's sold-out Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). WWDC 2009 is billed as the premier technical event for developers and IT professionals innovating with Apple platforms and I will not disagree with that. Especially as from June 8 until June 12, there will be 5 days where 5000 attendees will meet with and listen to 1000 Apple engineers. One thing we know for sure is that Steve Jobs will not be there but the rest will be speculation until the many Reporters, Bloggers and Twitter users sta... (more)

iPhone OS 3.0 Hits the Streets Today

Today June 17, is the day that iPhone OS 3.0 is available to the masses for download and I'm predicting upgrade fever will be the phrase for today and the next few weeks. History... On May 6th 2009, after a few rapid cycles, iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 was released for general consumption, still within the iPhone Developer Program and under NDA. Though the big news that accompanied it, was that Apple would no longer be accepting any iPhone or iPod touch applications that were not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0.To quote Apple's email... "Beginning today, all submissions to the App Store ... (more)

XenApp Fundamentals for SMB Now in Amazon EC2 Cloud

Citrix has released a public AMI ( Amazon Machine Image ) in the EC2 Cloud recently as part of the C3 Lab initiative with Amazon Web Services. XenApp Fundamentals is the new name for Access Essentials which is an ideal solution for SMB's looking for a simple way to administer and deliver Windows apps to office PC's, Thin Clients, Desktop Appliances, home PC's, Mac's, Laptops or mobile devices. Only a Receiver client is required on the endpoint, the applications get installed on a single XenApp server and are simply published to the users you want to access the app. The Admin cons... (more)