The mobility space has a unique set of problems
Nathan, Senior Vice-president, Information Technology Solution Group, Sybase,
discusses the benefits and challenges that mobile devices offer on the enterprise
Is there a pressing need for information mobility in
There is definitely a need for information mobility in the enterprise today.
Especially for people like me, who are travelling 70 percent of the time and
have important tasks like hiring people. For example, being away can result
in the delay of decisions resulting in the loss of a good candidate. Hence it
will be great if I am able to access my information and act upon it using my
What are the common mobile database applications in
Applications have to be extended to the mobile enterprise. You continue to interact
with the same enterprise application over the mobile device. There is a need
for a persistent store and a database on the device. This is because sometimes
when you are interacting, you may not always be connected. So to be always available,
it is necessary to store information in the device itself.
Are there any issues with regard to information management
while extending enterprise applications using mobile databases?
The mobility space also creates a unique set of problems. One of the problems
with mobile devices occurs when you go from one place to another. The connection
may weaken in between and you may even lose it for a while.
This brings in unique sets of problems in the mobility world which are not so
intense in the enterprise world. Another issue to tackle is the large variety
of mobile devices available in the market.