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Followers of the Enterprise File Share and Sync Market (EFSS) will have noticed a flurry of announcements in the last few weeks. In particular: SAP and OpenText collaborated with Tempo Box; Egnyte outlined it would leverage Google's Storage; Box purchased Stream as well as announcing Box Notes (something SME has had for ages) and unlimited storage for business plan customers as well as being able to save files to Box directly from Microsoft Office (again something SME has had for a long time); SalesForce and Microsoft announced interoperability with Office365; Microsoft also announced that certain Office365 subscribers would receive 1TB free of charge; Cloudian announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services; Amazon announced Zocalo their EFSS solution; Zimbra purchased Mezeo. So why is this flurry activity happening? There are a few reasons. The first is that the... (more)

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Opera Releases New Wireless Development Platform

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Opera Releases Development Platform Opera purports to enable true web applications to be developed that have access to the phone's functionality through the Opera Platform DOM interface (provided by the Application Player) and can communicate with servers using XMLHttpRequest. The Opera Platform SDK  is currently available for Symbian OS phones with S60, and is free.   See here for more details. Opera Mini Midlet Web Browser updated to V1.1 Get the MIDP2 jar here or the JAD link here For a version specific to a phone go here Instead of requiring the pho... (more)

The Cloud and the Power of 'One'

One of the interesting things about the last 12-18 months is how the Cloud has put power into the hands of consumers. What I mean by this is, imagine the following scenario in the world pre-cloud: "A user buys some software via the Internet or shrink-wrapped. It arrives and they install it. It either does not work for them or they cannot figure out how to use it so they basically write off the cash and don't use the app. End of story." Now let's look at what happens on Cloud: "The user either buys an application from an app store (be it desktop or mobile), or a holiday from a ho... (more)

Google Maps on the Good Old Palm OS

You know, despite all the modern Smartphones, and my new Treo 750v, I still always have a hankering to go back to my Palm Treo 650.  The ease of use is still  just fantastic compared to just about anything I've ever used...the apps are great, really functional.  Yes, it has its problems, its not WiFi, the camera is..well its dodgy as we know..it has no real JVM support although I appreciate you can get a JVM on it, but it takes so much effort and space, the end result is still not worth it...and then there are the applications that won't run that you come to rely on, such as Goog... (more)

Understanding Straight-Through Processing - A technical overview

Straight-Through Processing (STP) is a term associated with workflow and business process management technologies. STP is the automation of a process flow, from invocation to execution. STP allows the seamless and accurate transactional exchange of information electronically. It can involve many different information stores and parties within the process flow, and it reduces the need for human intervention. STP is often associated with the financial services and securities industry, as this is where its use has been prevalent, due to a change in legislation (Rule 15c6-1) by the ... (more)