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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)

Yet Another Java/J2ME Google Maps Midlet!

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Yet Another Java/J2ME Google Maps Midlet! These seem to be coming out quicker that I can blog them !  This one is called J2MEMap and you can get the JAR from here, and the jar from here ... (more)

London Streetmap Midlet and Flashlite Supported Phones

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog Nice to see some of the more useful application content being made available for J2ME - one of the things I missed on the K750i was a Streetmap for when I managed to get lost (again) in London !!  You can get the Jar from here and the Jad from here Interesting take on which phones are supported for Flashlite - check out this Flickr page which has a picture of Flashlite running on the supported phones - currently 83 in total !  Users are encouraged to post pictures of phones that support flashlite that are not currently listed. ... (more)

How to Secure Amazon Elastic Cloud

 Cloud Computing on Ulitzer In this post I will walk you through the  high level  of securing a normal tiered application running on EC2. First I will cover the basics of what EC2 provides and then briefly discuss how this can be used in a real life scenario. Security Groups For Network security EC2 provides a security groups, security groups are essentially inbound firewalls  suited to the dynamic nature of EC2.  Using security groups you can specify which incoming network traffic should be delivered to your instance. The default mode is to deny access, you have to explicitly... (more)