Having employees constantly connected to one's enterprise is vital to many
companies. This is one of the reasons Research in Motion's BlackBerry has
mustered a massive following (over three million users at the time of this
article's writing) in recent years. BlackBerry addiction has become pandemic.
In this article, you'll learn how to build, test, and deploy applications to
Blackberry devices using WebSphere Studio Developer.
WebSphere Studio Device Developer (hereafter called Device Developer)
provides you with an integrated development environment (IDE) in which you
can build, test, and deploy J2ME applications.
For learning purposes, the sample MIDlet application you'll create following
the steps in this article is pretty simple: it takes input text from a user,
transposes the text, then displays the transposed text to the user. For
example, if a user enters th... (more)
Service Level Agreements (SLAs) offered by cloud providers are too often
about Specification and not Service. It should come as no surprise that
vanity metrics, like Availability, are used instead of business metrics
because they are simple to measure and easy to misconstrue. Metrics that
truly matter, like "will I be able to delight my customer," are about as far
removed as one can imagine. It should come as no surprise, then, that in a
recent survey of 740 CIOs and IT Leaders 97% wanted more than a simple
Imagine a company selling a premium new car who... (more)