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By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2001-08-06 Print this article Print

// Executive Summary: Identicon DB 1.0"> EWeek Labs // Executive Summary: Identicon DB 1.0

Creating PDA-based applications that interact in real time with corporate data is quite a bit more straightforward with ThinAirApps Identicon DB package than using traditional data synchronization techniques. Those with wireless PDA deployments in place or planned will find the software a good fit.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The software will quickly provide better ways to give employees access to corporate data whenever and wherever they need it.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // This type of software will make it feasible to run more demanding applications such as network management packages on PDA devices.

Easy-to-use database interfaces; able to submit queries using SQL statements and stored procedures; integrates with a popular Palm development tool; supports secure communication.

No built-in support for data result-set caching for offline data access; no administration tools for the server; fairly expensive.

ThinAirApps Inc., New York; (212) 343-5000; www.thinairapps.com

Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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