WBT interviews John Sculley and David Steinberg about InPhonic... and in
doing so takes us behind the scenes of a big player in the fast-emerging
"wireless management" space.
InPhonic, Inc., of Washington, DC, is the largest developer of virtual
private wireless networks in the United States today, specializing in
enabling its enterprise clients - large corporations and large member groups
- to build a wireless network to interact with all of their employees and end
users. Partners on the service side include AT&T Wireless, Verizon, and
Cingular, while on the manufacturing side they include Motorola, Nokia,
Ericsson, AudioVox, and RIM.
WBT: What prompted you to found InPhonic?
DAVID STEINBERG: Well, my last business was Sterling Cellular, a wireless
phone distributor and integrator, and it evolved from there. It was clear
that data would be the new frontier of the w... (more)
WBT's editor-in-chief Robert Diamond recently asked Joan Herbig about her
role in a company that has seen explosive growth in the past year thanks to
Afaria, the popular solution for enterprises faced with managing a large
number of mobile devices from a central location.
WBT: When was XcelleNet founded, and how did you get involved?
JH: I've held this position since February 2000 when Francisco Partners, a
San Francisco-based equity fund, purchased the company from Sterling
Commerce, a B2B e-commerce company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. XcelleNet
was originally founded in 198... (more)
In the aftermath of the horrific events of September 11, 2001, the entire
nation came together to mourn the loss of those who died and suffered, and to
plan a way to recover as a society as best we could.
No words that I could write here would be adequate to convey how awful the
atrocities were to witness or even to watch unfold on TV. Nor can mere words
ever do justice to the extraordinary scenes of overwhelming human bravery and
the endurance of the human spirit.
Along with amazing individuals like New York City area volunteers who, as you
read this, will undoubtedly still be s... (more)
In this month's issue, as we start the fifth year of ColdFusion Developer's
Journal, we've paused to look back at the past. Charlie Arehart wrote the
retrospective cover story for this month, and I think you'll enjoy his trip
down memory lane, starting back in version 1.0 of ColdFusion (1995),
advancing to our first issue (1999), and stopping to look at all the major
highlights that happened in between and since.
How well do you know your CF trivia? Do you remember the fist logo? Do you
remember when ColdFusion was the Cold Fusion Application Server (our
editorial staff loved wh... (more)
No, that's not a misprint, and I haven't lost my mind quite yet. (Some
friends might tell you differently, as might the leprechaun in my closet, but
we'll save that for a future editorial.) Red Sky is the code name for the
next ColdFusion MX release - a FREE (one of the greatest words in the English
language) updater being released this summer that helps take CFMX up to new
levels of greatness.
We've been playing with it here at CFDJ for the past few weeks as part of the
beta program, and I'm proud to report that SYS-CON.com (putting our servers
where our mouths are) will also b... (more)