Category Archives: Mobile

Blog entries about mobile devices and software engineering for them

IBM and Apple mobile announcement: important links

Yesterday IBM and Apple made an important announcement about partnering to significantly growth the use of mobile via Apple devices in the enterprise. That is, the collaboration will significantly increase the functionality and value that mobile brings to people in … Continue reading

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APIs and SDKs for Wearables

Wearables are the hot new thing, though the market is still shaping up. Nike has already exited the hardware part of the business. Here are some public descriptions of APIs and SDKs for wearables that could be used for mobile apps … Continue reading

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IBM broadcast from Mobile World Congress 2013

Last year I had the pleasure of speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona about IBM‘s mobile strategy after we acquired Worklight. This year, IBM will broadcast a 30 minute show featuring news, discussions with industry analysts and customers, … Continue reading

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Mobile, smarts, an airport, and AI

How the constant presence of a smartphone along with some analytics could have improved one travel experience, albeit with caveats on privacy and centralized personal data storage. Several months ago I was connecting through a large US midwest airport on … Continue reading

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Mobile: Build, Connect, Manage, Secure, Extend, Transform

In various IBM presentations about mobile starting at the Impact conference at the end of April, we’ve been using a slide that looks like this: I’m going to give a quick introduction to some of the terms on the slide … Continue reading

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My Impact mainstage talk about mobile

On May 2 I gave a short talk on the main stage of the Impact conference about some IBM announcements around mobile. I gave some analyst statistics and then announcement the IBM Mobile Foundation along with IBM Worklight 5.0. Here’s … Continue reading

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What I learned about mobile at IBM Impact 2012

In this post I talk about IBM mobile products and what happened at a large IBM conference. As a result, it is more specific to IBM’s offerings than some of my other blog entries. This week I’ve been in Las … Continue reading

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The spectrum of hybrid mobile app development with Worklight

The hybrid approach to developing mobile apps offers advantages for those wishing to produce pure native apps or those that have HTML5 content. Earlier in 2012, on January 31, IBM announced its planned acquisition of Worklight, a provider of a … Continue reading

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The Apple iPad meets the 1964 NY World’s Fair

I was 6 years old during the 1964 World’s Fair and so a perfect age to be hugely impressed by all its attractions and views of the future. IBM Research, the arm of the IBM Corporation that does science in … Continue reading

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Mobile security video from EE Times from Mobile World Congress

I’m one of the people interviewed in this video from EE Times done at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona. Next time I’ll try to not move my hands quite so much.

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Return to “Landmines for Open Source in the Mobile Space”

Before I had my current job involving the IBM mobile platform and product management for the WebSphere Application Server, I worked on Linux and open source. In March of 2011, I gave a talk at POSSCON called “Landmines for Open … Continue reading

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Photos: IBM mobile session at 2012 Mobile World Congress

Here are a couple of photos from the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from Wednesday, February 29, 2012. These were taken by IBM‘s Peter Leabo (thanks!) during my presentation in the afternoon session we hosted in Auditorium A in … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/08/2012 – Apple (new) iPad (3) Edition

iPad | TechCrunch “This was surprising because our expectations were set for a new name. But it really shouldn’t be all that surprising. My iMac is not the “iMac 11″. My MacBook Air is not the “MacBook Air 4″. The … Continue reading

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Video interview with me at IBM Pulse on mobile topics

Yesterday I sat down at the IBM Pulse Conference with Todd Watson and Scott Laningham to discuss several mobile topics including security, privacy, mobile operating systems, and what we might see next. Watch live streaming video from ibmsoftware at livestream.com

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The mobile lifecycle

I’ve been giving many talks lately to customers and partners about IBM‘s mobile strategy and recent moves in our product portfolios. See, for example, the news of the Worklight acquisition and the presentation I gave at Mobile World Congress 2012. … Continue reading

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IBM Mobile Strategy – Mobile World Congress 2012 presentation

My presentation given at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain, on February 29, 2012, is now available on SlideShare and for download here as a PDF. The title of the talk was “IBM Mobile Strategy”. IBM Mobile Strategy … Continue reading

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My Smarter Planet blog entry on Mobile

The Building a Smarter Planet site just posted a blog entry I wrote to coincide with IBM‘s activities at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. The piece is called “For a Business, Mobile Apps Must be Enterprise Class.” I … Continue reading

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Interview with me on mobile

The February issue of the IBM Smart SOA & BPM Newsletter has an interview with me titled “Delivering value with mobile enterprise technologies.” From the introduction: We asked the Vice President of IBM Mobile and member of the IBM Academy … Continue reading

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Podcast now available: Enterprise Mobile Management and Security

Yesterday my IBM colleagues Caleb Barlow, Vijay Dheap, Naveed Makhani and I recorded a podcast called “Enterprise Mobile Management and Security.” In it we discussed BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), mobile management, mobile security, why mobile is posing new opportunities … Continue reading

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Upcoming podcast about Enterprise Mobile Management and Security

On Monday, February 6, at 4 pm et, I’ll join my IBM colleagues Caleb Barlow, Vijay Dheap and Naveed Makhani to discuss “Enterprise Mobile Management and Security”. As you might expect, I’ll also talk about IBM’s planned acquisition of mobile … Continue reading

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IBM: Going Mobile with two big announcements

Today IBM announced some important enhancements to its Mobile strategy for supporting customers looking to grow and transform their businesses, whether they are B2C, B2B, or B2E. IBM Advances Mobile Capabilities with Acquisition of Worklight From the press release: In … Continue reading

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Thoughts on mobile management

What does it mean to manage a mobile device, say a smartphone like an Apple iPhone or one with Google‘s Android operating system? At the lowest level, the device level, you might want to establish a policy for length and … Continue reading

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Mobile BYOD is not unbounded

BYOD, or “bring your own device,” is an important topic in today’s discussion of mobile in the enterprise. Employees buy their own smartphones or tablets, love them, then bring them to work and want to use them to access company … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Mobility presentation now available

My presentation for Lotusphere 2012, Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Mobility, is now available on SlideShare and embedded here: Lotusphere 2012 – Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Mobility View more presentations from Bob Sutor

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IBM Mobile Team at Lotusphere 2012

It’s an artifact of today’s spread out worldwide working culture that many people in large companies never get to meet each other if they work in different locations. I’m down at IBM‘s Lotusphere conference this week talking about Mobile for … Continue reading

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IBM Mobile Technology Preview v3, now with iOS support

IBM just released the third drop of the IBM Mobile Technology preview at ibm.co/ibmmobile, with details of the update on the tech preview blog. This release includes updates to the mobile application manager with social feedback, SMS support, tools, and, … Continue reading

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Mobility and Endpoint Management at Pulse 2012

From March 4 through 7, IBM will be holding its Pulse 2012 conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. One of the main streams of the event will be the Mobility and Endpoint Management track, and I’ll be a … Continue reading

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My talk at Lotusphere 2012

Next week is IBM’s Lotusphere conference in sunny and, I hope, warm Orlando, Florida. For those of you attending, I’ll be giving a talk called “Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Mobility” on Monday, January 16, from 11 to 12 AM. … Continue reading

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10 predictions for enterprise mobile for 2012

Yes, it’s that time of year of for predictions for what we might see in the next twelve months. Being in the IT business and in a company like IBM, I’m somewhat hamstrung in what I can say regarding the … Continue reading

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Getting started with mobile in the enterprise: The IBM Mobile Technology Preview

Over the last 15 years of my career, I’ve seen several ideas or technology trends capture a significant amount of customer, press, and analyst attention. There was Java, XML, web services, SOA, and cloud. In and around all those were … Continue reading

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Employee mobile device + work = potential security problem

Employee: “I lost my iPad.” Corporate security: “Why are you telling me?” “I had company documents on it.” “But you had the mobile security package installed, right?” “Err, no.” “I would have thought the company president would have known better … Continue reading

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So the gas meter said to the thermostat, ‘We should talk’

In the last few weeks I’ve published several blog entries about mobile, but all of them have had to do with smartphones and tablets. There’s more to mobile than just that. For a recent strategy presentation, my colleagues and I … Continue reading

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A browser to resolve mobile app development confusion?

I read with interest the recent announcement by AppMobi that they are producing a browser for Apple iOS and eventually Android that will go beyond the basic HTML5 capabilities. InfoWorld: “Have your HTML5 and native app too” Press Release: “MobiUs … Continue reading

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Mobile app development: Native vs. hybrid vs. HTML5 (part 2)

I’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion about how people build applications for mobile devices. While there are literally hundreds of thousands of apps out there for Apple, Android, Blackberry and other smartphones, I can’t help but think the … Continue reading

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Mobile app development: Native vs. hybrid vs. HTML5 (part 1)

I’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion about how people build applications for mobile devices. While there are literally hundreds of thousands of apps out there for Apple, Android, Blackberry and other smartphones, I can’t help but think the … Continue reading

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Slides for my POSSCON talk

The slides for my POSSCON talk “Landmines for Open Source in the Mobile Space” are available here in PDF format. It is also available via SlideShare: Landmines for Open Source in the Mobile Space View more presentations from Bob Sutor. … Continue reading

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More on “Land mines for open source in mobile”

Last week I put up a blog post called “Land mines for open source in mobile” ahead of my POSSCON talk next week. I listed 5 issues that might slow down the adoption of open source in the mobile device … Continue reading

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Land mines for open source in mobile

In a couple of weeks I’ll be giving a talk at POSSCON with a title similar to that of this blog entry. It won’t be a long talk, only twenty five minutes, but I’ll try to touch on several factors … Continue reading

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So you’re thinking of buying an iPad 2

With Apple‘s announcement yesterday of the availability of the new iPad 2 in the US on March 11, a lot of people are probably wondering if they should buy an iPad for the first time or get a new one. … Continue reading

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Tablet wars: Those with the most and best apps win

I just linked to an article over on PCMag.com called “Top Tablet Comparison: iPad vs. Xoom vs. TouchPad vs. PlayBook” that compares the in-the-market iPad with 3 possible contenders that have yet to be sold. The article very correctly discusses … Continue reading

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2011 SIIA Information Industry Summit

I’ll be speaking on a panel hosted by John Patrick at the 2011 SIIA Information Industry Summit on Wednesday, January 26 in New York City. The panel is Top Mobile Technology Trends – A Moving Target Mobile devices—iphones and ipads—look … Continue reading

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A day with iOS 4

Yesterday around 1 PM ET, Apple released their latest operating system for the iPhone, iOS 4. Though I was about to head out to the Red Hat Summit, I decided to go ahead and install the new operating system, thinking … Continue reading

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A month with an iPad

I’ve now had my Apple iPad for a bit more than a month, so I thought I would share some of my thoughts on what I think of it and how my perception of it has changed during that time. … Continue reading

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