Chris Hazelton from the 451 Group: "The iPhone has so effectively whetted the
appetite of corporate mobility users wanting more feature-rich products that
executives are smuggling the device into the enterprise without
authorization. No single vendor - as cool as Apple may be - can possibly
develop sufficient applications to sate this appetite, so third-party
software developers have an immense opportunity to add value. The question
is, will Apple decide this is the road it wants to travel? Will it cede the
control it so famously exerts over every stage of its products development?
Or will it choose for the sake of increased financial opportunity to compete
in the enterprise?"
If you run an IT shop today you probably fall into one of two categories: A.
You already allow employee access from an iPhone ( supported or not ) or B.
You are constantly barraged with employee requests to allow iPhone access (
and the employee might be your boss or the CEO ).
If you are in camp A and already allow email access you may also be
frequently scanning the net for the latest iPhone vulnerability and perhaps
training employees on the use of Passcode Lock and Auto-Lock features. You
are also probably getting requests for access to more company apps and data
beyond just... (more)
Chris Fleck's Blog
The economics of Cloud Computing do point out a major Cloud advantage when it
comes to short term or variable workloads. On the surface though it's
apparent that Amazon's EC2, for example, is significantly more expensive if
the set up is utilized 24x7x365, even a 40 hour week yields a slightly higher
Below is a simple comparison of Amazon EC2 vs. purchasing a set of servers
for development purposes ( I have added some additional costs and scenarios).
This example also assumes the servers fit in existing space and either
environment would be managed by exi... (more)
Chris Fleck's Blog
Since there was not many new exciting iPhone demos at the MacWorld Keynote,
we decided to release some of our own. Check out Cut & Paste from a real
PowerPoint doc to Word. It works with Citrix! Let us know what you think of
the file navigation application as well. Nothing to announce regarding
release date...but we are making good progress.
In the mean time chat with the developers over in the iPhone project site.
Apps from the Cloud frequently means limited function browser based web apps
that may be OK for personal use but don’t cut it in the business world.
Citrix as an industry leader delivering full featured enterprise windows apps
to business has now enabled the Cloud to provide the delivery system. As a
public demonstration Citrix has posted a pre-built XenApp Server in
Amazon’s Xen based EC2 offering.
Anyone can now start demonstrating and testing rich windows app delivery from
the Cloud in minutes without committing to hardware or the typical set up and
A deta... (more)