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White Paper: Building Mobile Business Applications with Offline Support


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Data Synchronization and Conflict Resolution Can Be Hard, But a New Approach Using Deferred Updating Simplifies the Implementation

by  Dr. Martin Heller

Building mobile apps that can work offline is no longer a “nice-to-have” feature – it’s become a must-have. According to a recent survey, 78% of enterprise architects have plans to build apps that require offline support or data caching. But, there is a still a great deal of mystery surrounding what exactly makes building mobile applications that work offline - and properly sync data, resolve server conflicts, etc - so difficult. In this white paper, we'll break down what can occur if a mobile application is not properly designed for offline use and the problems that arise with a simplistic server wins/client wins approach to data synchronization and conflict resolution. To download the white  paper click here please.
 
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About Author

Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.

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