OIT's New Mobility Interest Group

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Beginning May 22, the Office of Information Technology is hosting a monthly interest group that will focus on mobile technology. Mobility has become such an integral piece of the university's day to day operations and OIT wishes to bring together anyone who wishes to learn, share, and/or develop in the realm of mobility.

The structure of these sessions will usually consist of a few short presentations, and then an open forum for Q&A, announcements, etc. Some topics that might be discussed include: Implementing mobile devices in your college, developing mobile applications, student focus group research, security, web applications and many, many more.

The May 22 session will focus on smartphone security and take place from 2 to 3 p.m. in 120 Baker Systems Engineering. If you want to participate in these sessions, subscribe to the OSU Mobility listservosumobility

From the 2009 CTIA Wireless 2009: Against tough economic headwinds, the wireless industry continues to innovate.

The state of the U.S. wireless industry, which expanded to 270 million total subscribers at the end of 2008, a 15 million year-over-year increase. Those subscribers spent a combined 2.2 trillion minutes on their mobile devices last year, and sent one trillion text messages.

For more information or to recommend a discussion topic, contact James Walton at walton.153@osu.edu.

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