Facebook App ID is missing!

IoT Minute Episode 66: Can the Web Save the Internet of Things?

Despite the great promise of IoT to improve business and society, many think it’s being held back due to complexity and the associated lack of required skills to make it a success. Is it possible that the antidote to this complexity and skill shortage problem lies in the existing open

Continue Reading

Boost Employee Productivity by Replacing Proprietary Distributed Broker Technologies with Open RESTful APIs

New Orleans

Move your older, distributed broker technologies like CORBA, RMI, DCOM & RPC to REST APIs that communicate with any device, app, browser or endpoint. A lot of the bigger companies built large, complex, distributed systems that relied on a variety of technologies to make them work. For example, code in

Continue Reading

Improve Productivity by Publishing Services to Mobile Employees via a Web Gateway

Salt Lake City

Rather than extending your entire network out to mobile devices via VPN, publish individual services through a web gateway or the cloud. Most remote employees gain access to Intranet resources through a virtual private network (VPN). Using 3rd party or built-in software, employees provide credentials and sometimes a smartcard to

Continue Reading

Reduce Corporate Expenses by Mobile-Enabling Existing Business Systems with REST APIs

Portland

Mobile-enable backend business systems by wrapping them with REST APIs that speak the same language as any device, browser or app. Most backend business systems organizations have deployed over the last several decades have absolutely nothing common. They all speak different languages via myriad binary and text wire protocols. They

Continue Reading

Reduce Business Risk by Utilizing Open Mobile Internet Standards

San Jose

The mobile Internet communicates with HTTP(S), follows an architectural style called REST, serializes data as JSON & compresses with GZip and Deflate. These different standards weren’t mashed together by a working group. They represent a grass-roots phenomenon that transformed how the Internet communicates. Data traverses the globe through routers and

Continue Reading

Wrap a Web API around Your Enterprise & Take Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Data Offline w/ NoSQL via Universal Apps for Windows

Windows NoSQL

At TechEd New Zealand, I presented a session on how to integrate a company’s backend systems into SQL Server 2014 and deliver that data out to mobile devices via Web APIs to support the operations of occasionally-connected apps on mobile devices using NoSQL tables. Enterprise mobility is a top priority for Chief Information Officers

Continue Reading

//build/ : Wrap a Mobile API around your Enterprise and take Data Offline with NoSQL on Windows Phones and Tablets

BuildSession

For those of you who couldn’t make it to San Francisco, here’s my session on Wrapping a Mobile API around your Enterprise and taking Data Offline with NoSQL on Windows Phones and Tablets from //build/. Enterprise mobility is a top priority for Chief Information Officers who must empower employees and reach

Continue Reading

Happy Mobile New Year

iPaq

It’s a new year and therefore it’s time to throw some rapid-fire mobile architecture concepts at you to help improve your mobile enterprise systems.   For starters, developers and IT Pros involved in mobility need to start thinking holistically about backend systems, data transports, and mobile endpoints.  Working in the

Continue Reading

Sync Framework v4 is now Open Source, and ready to Connect any Device to SQL Server and SQL Azure

Sync

Microsoft has brought the power to synchronize data with either SQL Server on-premise or SQL Azure in the cloud to the world of mobility. The profound effects of the Consumerization of IT (CoIT) is blurring the lines between consumers and the enterprise.  The fact that virtually every type of mobile device

Continue Reading

Site Footer