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Trellia is a Montreal-based company that focuses on the mobile enterprise and Cloud Computing. Its Mobile Policy Management (MPM) solutions enable the company's customers to automate and enforce mobile-device access policies. With the recent proliferation of the iPhone, Droid phones, and with Microsoft/Nokia W7 devices on the horizon, I thought this would be a good time to talk to him. 1. Tell us the original vision behind Trellia's founding in 2004. As I understand it, your goal was to help the enterprise integrate remote laptops into the infrastructure. What were the main challenges facing enterprise IT then? Raffi: Our goal was to enable mobility in the enterprise from the onset of Trellia. It's quite interesting, because in 2004, the major problems enterprises faced were related to Wi-Fi connectivity and usage of 2G technologies such as 1xRTT and GPRS. It seem... (more)

Wretched Violence Clouds All Issues

Wretched violence has once again intruded in a big way into all the world's efforts to improve economies and the lives of people. It's horrible, disgusting, and will ultimately achieve the direct opposite of what it's backers seek. Instead of resolving difficult situations, or "teaching lessons," it only makes existing quagmires deeper and teaches only that violence is wrong. I'm disturbed as I see the US on an apparently inevitable march to war in Syria, the latest of my country's efforts to resolve problems in the Middle East. Over the past few days I've heard that moderates f... (more)

Flashback to January 2006: Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "OpenAjax Alliance" Announcement

Read Sun's Take on "Open AJAX"– Tim Bray Speaks Out IBM is leading, but apparently not controlling, a bold initiative known as "Open AJAX" that brings this open-source application development approach to the forefront of the worldwide i-technology industry. The Open AJAX initiative does not have a centralized structure or website, but is rather an idea that is being formally backed by BEA, Borland, the Dojo Foundation, the Eclipse Foundation, Laszlo Systems, Mozilla Corporation, Novell, Openwave Systems, Oracle, Red Hat, Yahoo, Zend and Zimbra. A spokesperson for one of the m... (more)

Should RIM BlackBerries Be Rented?

So I was sitting under the hot lights at SYS-CON Media’s headquarters in Montvale, NJ recently, trying to mind my own business but expecting to get hit with some sort of surprise question by my SYS-CON.TV colleague Jeremy Geelan. Jeremy, who serves as Publishing Director of SYS-CON, brings a wealth of journalistic and technological experience to the game, backed by the sort of elocution one would expect from a former BBC producer. And as a European, he often speaks from a viewpoint that, simply, can seemingly be designed to rub a solid U.S. citizen the wrong way. He also likes to... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: Silicon Valley Recovering Slowly

There are a few key things to remember. First, San Francisco likes to compare itself with Paris, or say, Florence. It ignores San Jose and Santa Clara County. Its blueblood natives pride themselves on tolerance and philanthropy, and they don't know the difference between a memory chip and a guy named Chip out at the club. Second, Santa Clara County, home of the original Silicon Valley, is often slammed as being a culturally deficient workaholics' paradise that cares less about philanthropy than it does about how the latest chips will "enable" their business models and provide their... (more)