Monday, October 30, 2006

Mobile Star Awards

Sybase iAnywhere announced that it has won Gold, Silver, and Bright Star Mobile Star Awards from MobileVillage, the 14-year leader in market development and news services about mobile technology. The fifth annual Mobile Star Awards aim to honor and promote the best companies, products, deployments and leaders in mobile and wireless technology. Winners are chosen by subscribers to Go Mobile, MobileVillage's free online newsletter sent to technology executives, mobile professionals, IT managers, developers and top tech journalists.   Sybase and its iAnywhere subsidiary received the following awards for 2006:

     * Enterprise Software: Database - SQL Anywhere



     * Enterprise Software: Developer Tool - Sybase PocketBuilder

     * Enterprise Software: Mobile Email - OneBridge

     * Personal Software: Mobile Web Content Provider - AvantGo

     * Personal Software: PIM (Email/Contacts/Calendar Synch) - XTNDConnect




     * Enterprise Software: Mobile Devices Management - Afaria

     * Enterprise Software: Mobile Middleware - M-Business Anywhere


A list of winners in each of this year's award categories is posted at .

Friday, October 20, 2006

ISUG Techcast: PowerBuilder 11 Preview

The November 14th ISUG Techcast (Tuesday at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET) is a preview of PowerBuilder 11. Sign up for the techcast here.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

More on Ovation

I mentioned it earlier as a product I really liked for juicing up PowerPoint presentations.  Well, I must not be the only one.  Adobe just bought the company.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Google introduces Code Search

Pretty cool, except that PowerBulder (PowerScript) isn't supported. Bummer. It's still an in work item in Google Labs.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Not Vista Compliant…?

Well, if it turns out that PowerBuilder has problems on Vista when Vista is first introduced, it won't be alone. It looks like another very popular IDE will also have problems...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Well, this doesn’t bode well for outsourcing…

A strike in Bangalore shuts down the entire high tech center. There was a similar strike in April that shut down the center for 2 days.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

TechWave 2006 Wrap up

Took a while to mull over what I thought about the conference. My take on it:

Management of the Conference

This year the GameShow was held as part of the reception, where food and drink were served. In a similar mode, many of the meals were served in the Exhibit hall. As I mentioned earlier, that particular format seemed to work well. They also didn't seem to have as much problems with having enough food or having it coming fast enough as they did last year.

TechSelect 2006

November 7th at CBI Conference Centre, London
08.30 Registration & Coffee
09.30 Welcome from UKSUG & STUN
09.40 What's New in EAServer 6.0 - Evan Ireland, Director of Engineering, Sybase, Inc.
With a live link to New Zealand, this session will present the new features of EAServer 6.0, including J2EE 1.4 certification, new server architecture, web management console, and new features for configuration, monitoring, performance, clustering and messaging. (80 mins)