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The Top 10 Things to Demand From Your Enterprise File Sync and Share Vendor Enterprise File Sync and Share is being embraced by more and more enterprise companies and this article look at the must have features that should be demanded from an Enterprise Sync and Share vendor. 1. Go hybrid, private or cloud: An enterprise will likely have different topologies and different ways of wanting to deploy. The EFSS vendors should support not only cloud but also hybrid and private topologies to enable enterprises to satisfy all potential use cases. 2. Support Standard protocols: Many enterprise apps and hardware already support standard protocols and any Sync and Share product should be an enabler for use with standard protocols such as WebDav, FTP, and SFTP. 3. Support the Amazon S3 protocol: Amazon S3 is now a de facto standard protocol for many enterprises and many of  scri... (more)

Changing Nature of Web 2.0

Jim Liddle's Blog In the past if you cannot access the Internet then you cannot use your Web 2.0 applications. This model is rapidly changing.  New pogramming models are emerging that alllow Web 2.0 to be offline /online dependant on what is needed. The first of these is Adobe Apollo, which is a cross-platfrom technology that combined Flash, HTML, PDF and JavaScript into one universal application programming model / paradigm. What is unique is that id doesn’t care if if it runs on its own or embedded in a webpage, the API calls remains the same. A competing project using t... (more)

Personal Java Development with WebSphere Studio Application Developer

This article is intended to help you understand what support the Sony-Ericsson P800/P900 has for Java and to show you how to install the necessary Symbian software required for developing Java solutions for these platforms. It will discuss how WebSphere Studio Application Developer can be used to develop the Java code, how this code can then be packaged using the Symbian development kit utilities, and how to deploy it to the Symbian P800/P900 emulator. The Sony-Ericsson Px range is one of the new breeds of smartphones that combines phone functionality with that of a PDA. The Px ... (more)

The Cloud, a Disruptive Technology? Just Ask Nokia!

It’s often said that the Cloud will be a game changer and disruptive and that statement is put out there for the future but I believe we have already seen a huge example of this in the mobile telecommunications domain.  We have seen in the last twelve months the beginning of a fundamental change in a users relationship with services because of the ability of real time delivery over mobile and fixed broadband. Apple single handedly changed the perception of, not only what dollar value a user would pay, but that they would actually pay at all. In the first 60 days Apple had 100 mil... (more)

Top 10 Startup Tips for 2015 By @SMEStorage | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

I've been working in small and large software startups for the last 20 years and currently have  the privilege of being the CEO of a startup, Storage Made Easy,  for the last 3 years.  With the advent of 2015 I have not doubt that there will be many people considering whether to take the plunge and commit to founding a startup. There are a diverse number of resources on the web all offering advice and to that mix I add 10 tips of my own. I've tried to keep them to things I wish I had known before commencing my own journey. 1. If you're not going solo, pick your partner carefully: ... (more)