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, and more. To register for the broadcast, visit “Live from…

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Daily links for 06/18/2012

IBM Worklight user documentation “This Getting Started page contains a series of modules that offer step-by-step guidance on how to use the different parts of the IBM Worklight V5.0 product. The modules on this Getting Started page might include exercises. You can find the solutions to these exercises provided as…

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Daily links for 06/07/2012

Websphereusergroup.org “Keeping pace with the mobility market is daunting, and maintaining apps that need to work on various devices in this ever-changing market is like chasing a carrot around a dog track. How can you keep up? IBM’s acquisition of Worklight, a privately held Israeli-based provider of mobile software, will…

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Daily links for 06/04/2012

Hey Developers, Make Your Mobile Apps Blazing Fast | Forrester Blogs “Smartphone users are no exception to the “make it faster” rule. They expect their apps to be blazing fast. Mobile carriers and smartphone manufacturers juice up their expectations by touting faster networks and faster devices. But, blazing fast mobile…

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Daily links for 05/18/2012

Visualized: Android’s device diversity cut up into 3,997 little pieces – Engadget “Some call it diversity, some call it fragmentation. However you slice it, there’s a lot of Android devices out there. OpenSignalMaps has tracked a staggering 3,997 unique phones, tablets and other Google-powered gadgets, and has put them into…

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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 Vegas at the IBM Impact conference. The days have been…

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Daily links for 05/02/2012

IBM Introduces New Foundation For Mobile Computing – MarketWatch “IBM has been steadily investing in the mobile space for more than a decade, both organically and through acquisitions: building a complete portfolio of software and services that delivers enterprise-ready mobility for clients. Increasingly, enterprises are reaching beyond their traditional IT…

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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 mobile application development platform. Several weeks later the deal closed.…

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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. Here are some more detail on one of the slides,…

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Daily links for 02/29/2012

Idevnews | IBM Builds Out AppDev, Management Portfolios for Mobile IT “With these latest mobile announcements, Sutor said IBM continues to complete a set of mobile-optimized tools and capabilities to support mobile apps across their lifecycle — design, development, test, provision and operate.  But the focus goes beyond traditional SDLC,…

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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 talk about the recent Worklight acquisition and why I would…

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Daily links for 02/28/2012

IBM Completes Acquisition of Worklight – MarketWatch “IBM today announced it has completed the acquisition of Worklight, a privately held Israeli-based provider of mobile software for smartphones and tablets. Financial terms were not disclosed.” tags: ibm acquisition worklight Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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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 and challenges for IT departments, what’s new about mobile, and…

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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 application vendor Worklight. Visit the podcast website for more information…

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Daily links for 02/01/2012

IBMMobile Enterprise Twitter Chat · therab · Storify “Open Office Hours from January 31st with @Bob_Sutor and Scott Hebner @SLHebner – discussing the IBM Mobile Enterprise announcements, strategy and solutions. 2 one hour sessions were held. This recap does not include retweets.” tags: mobile ibmmobile worklight Posted from Diigo. The…

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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 a move that will help expand the enterprise mobile capabilities…

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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 majority of these are one-off efforts. In this series in…

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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 majority of these are one-off efforts. In this series in…

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