Michigan Businesses Challenged by Mobile Infrastructure Questions

Local Mobile Industry Group, Mobile Monday Detroit Offers Information to Aid Enterprise-level and Small Businesses Get Needed Answers about Mobile Infrastructure at Upcoming Event

DETROIT, MI – Businesses at all levels are now starting to participate in the mobile space, but to facilitate that participation, they need tools and applications that solve their key infrastructure management issues.  As small businesses and enterprise companies begin to fully embrace mobile, there are hundreds of decisions, software integrations, and compliance processes that need to be considered.

Therefore, businesses are seeking knowledge and resources to help with questions such as:

  • How do I track and protect my enterprise data from loss?
  • How can we extend virtualization across all device types and form factors?
  • Should we build platform-specific or web-based version of our key enterprise applications?
  • What happens to my LAN and all these PCs and printers?

To assist Michigan companies in gaining the insights needed to begin making these decisions, the focus of the March 14th Mobile Monday Detroit meeting will be, ‘Mobile Infrastructure’.

The featured speaker for the evening will be Tom Gardner, Manager, East Michigan Solution Engineering for Sprint Nextel. Tom will speak on the technical aspects of 4G Networks, as well as the opportunities that 4G provides for consumer and enterprise-level applications.

Tom has been part of the Sprint Solution Engineering team in Michigan for 11 years, where his main focus is aiding customers in choosing or developing the wireless data solutions to meet their firm’s needs.  Prior to joining Sprint, Tom spent 7 years with Lucent Technologies as a Technician and National Service Manager providing support to the auto manufacturers, and 3 years in the telecom department at Compuware.

Additionally, the group has added new program segments to the meeting agenda, they include:

  • “Mobile News of the Month” where brief summaries of mobile-related news during the previous month will be presented; audience members will be urged to discuss the impact each item may have on mobile and the industries using mobile.
  •  “Everything you ever wanted to know about mobile, but were afraid to ask”.  For this segment, index cards will be available during registration and the networking portion of the meeting, where attendees can write down questions related to mobile.  These questions DO NOT need to be related to the meeting topic.  The cards will be collected prior to the start of the program, then read to the audience; with responses to the questions being sought from the audience.  The goal is to enable mobile experts in the audience to showcase their expertise, and to allow those who may be in need of services or further information to identify people they can reach out to after the program concludes. 

The Mobile Monday Detroit event will be held on Monday, March 14th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Compuware Building located at One Campus Martius in Detroit.  Attendance is Free, though space is limited and registration in advance is required.  Those interested in attending may register at http://meetup.com/Mobile-Monday-Detroit. Parking will be validated for attendees who utilize Compuware’s parking deck. 

Sponsors for the event are:  Mobile Monday Michigan, Compuware, and the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan.

For more information about this event, please contact the group’s founder, Linda Daichendt at Linda@MobileMondayMichigan.org.

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MobileMonday (MoMo) is an international community of mobile industry visionaries, developers, influential individuals, and users fostering cooperation and cross-company business development through virtual and live networking events. The groups programs are designed to facilitate idea sharing, best practices development, trends identification, and Mobile Industry growth locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.  The Michigan branch executes on these objectives, thru its Ann Arbor and Detroit chapters, by delivering a balanced approach of business and technical content from within the Michigan business community, as well as beyond our State.  Those interested in learning more about Mobile Monday Detroit can find the group’s website at http://MobileMondayDetroit.org ; and information about the International organization can be found at http://MobileMonday.net. Mobile Monday Detroit is sponsored by Compuware and the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan.

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About MTAM

MTAM is a non-profit trade association for Michigan’s mobile / wireless (connected) technologies industry and businesses in all industries utilizing those technologies. We are the first state-based mobile/wireless industry trade association in the U.S., and our mission is: • to facilitate conversation/collaboration between varied sectors of the mobile/wireless eco-system; serve as the bridge to enable diverse organizations to understand each other’s perspectives and needs in order to drive new innovation and opportunities involving these technologies; • to increase the use of, and demand for, Michigan-based mobile/wireless technology products and services in-state, nationally and globally; • to increase the productivity and profitability of every industry vertical in Michigan via the use of these technologies; • to create sustainable jobs and increased entrepreneurial opportunities in the state based on the use of these technologies, thereby achieving substantial growth of Michigan’s economy; • and to help the communities we serve via the use of these technologies. We are also the statewide producer of Mobile Monday Michigan – a mobile / wireless industry networking and education organization which is a branch of the international Mobile Monday organization based in Finland. Here in Michigan we currently have 4 chapters (Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Grand Rapids) with over 3000+ members statewide.
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