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Major City of London Institution Trials iPads

Mobility has a lot of benefits, such as improving the efficiency of business processes and Information Workers alike. This usually gives a competitive edge to a company and a leading position, using such a forward thinking initiative.

***NOTE – Do NOT miss reading my EIGHT articles and thoughts on Mobility of last year, grouped here ***

In February 2010 I wrote that I believed that the Apple iPad and Business would make a knock-out combination, then in May I Tweeted a picture of something that was crying out for a Mobility Solution to be adopted… see left. Lloys need Mobilizing

So I was so pleased today to see an article from Lloyds, the world’s leading specialist insurance market, based in the City of London. Lloyds have joined with three Brokers… Marsh, Cooper Gay and RK Harrison Group to trial the use of iPads in its underwriting room.

It seems to be an initial small pilot project, but one that is heading in the correct direction

Read the original articles here…

Obviously these devices are capable of a lot more than this initial project, so I’m hoping that Lloyds and the initial three companies are also initially looking at Managing & Securing these devices from the offset, with products from Sybase, the Industry Leader in Mobile Technology. Afaria along with the new protocols from AppleMDM will help relieve the stress and worry from IT Managers, mobilising corporate data & assets onto iOS devices.

Then past and initial project these Brokers will have to enable other individual existing backend systems onto these devices and again Sybase can be there to aid with a very RAD & future proof path of the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform or MEAP…. the Sybase Unwired Platform.

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