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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: Many people cast around for a partner or another person to build their startup with. This can be useful to help share risk but remember you have to share any reward it may generate also. Firstly, be absolutely certain you need a partner and be sure of your reasons for contemplating one as i... (more)

Collaboration Predictions for 2015 By @JimLiddle | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

As 2014 draws to an end we lay out our top 5 predictions for the Sync, Share and Collaboration Market for 2015. The SME EFSS white paper gave a good view of the Enterprise File Share and Sync Market for 2014 and below we lay out our top 5 predictions for the Sync, Share and Collaboration Market for 2015: 1. Enterprises will look to adopt hybrid cloud services that aggregated on-premise and cloud services: Enterprises, and most companies, use a myriad of on-premise and on-cloud services. Almost all of these services now store data either in the form of attachments or direct use of ... (more)

Google Local For Mobile Using Ajax For Midlet!

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Google Local For Mobile Using Ajax For Midlet! It seems that Google have done it again, having brought Google local to the mobile phone with a fairly sophisticated Midlet that also has Ajax support. It is amazing what is in 38K of Midlet, and it is good to see Google pushing the envelope on mobile like this. As per my comments previously on this page, there already exists MGMaps which provides a J2ME interface to Google Maps but it is not as slick as this. Check this out  from Google here. posted Saturday, 12 November 2005 4:30 PM EST ... (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)

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: MIDP on Dangers Hiptop Phone

MIDP on Dangers Hiptop Phone (which is now available in UK on TMobile) According to Danger, MIDP support for the hiptop is supposed to be out "Real Soon Now" but a specific date has not been pylbished yet. MIDP support will get sent out to all current subscribers as an Over the air update. For those considering porting MIDP applications or programming for the Hiptop you could do no worse than check out the Sun Developer Netword article here. ... (more)