Mobile and the Cloud – a Perfect Match; Learn Why at MoMoDetroit on May 9th

As more and more companies support more and more complex mobile scenarios, the need for a reliable and cost-effective back-end solution is paramount.  Users expect access to personal and corporate data from whatever devices they choose to carry, blurring the traditional boundaries of corporate firewalls.  Development timelines for mobile applications are usually measured in days or weeks, not months or years, so they need to provision resources quickly, and a successful mobile app may need to scale very rapidly as well.

With his presentation, ‘Mobile and The Cloud – A Perfect Match’, Microsoft’s Patrick Foley will explain how cloud technologies match these needs of mobile software development perfectly.  The cloud is cheap, reliable, secure, ubiquitous, and easy to scale.  His presentation gives an overview of what “the cloud” is, who the major players are, and how mobile developers can take advantage of cloud technologies today.

Patrick Foley is an ISV Architect Evangelist with Microsoft.  His responsibilities include helping software companies, including mobile software companies, to build on top of the Microsoft platform, particularly in the areas of Windows Phone and Windows Azure.

Also presenting will be Jim Jakary, Senior Regional Sales Manager with Fiberlink Communications.  Fiberlink designed, built, markets and maintains MaaS360, the only true cloud-based wireless solution for managing worldwide mobile devices and life cycle for smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers.

Jim’s presentation will focus on the realities of enterprise remote device management using a cloud-based utility solution.  He will share mobile industry trends and best practices seen while working with Fortune 1000 companies, discuss core attributes that define cloud-based services for mobility, and provide insights to help attendees see and manage smartphones, tablets, and laptops that connect to corporate systems.  Further, he will contrast SaaS offerings with “hosted” mobility solutions, and talk to key IT considerations for each delivery model regarding on-premise hardware and software, maintenance, updates, network configuration, licensing, and life-cycle.

Once again Mobile Monday Detroit will be meeting at the Compuware Building located at 1 Campus Martius in Detroit.

Please note that the networking portion of our meeting begins at 5:30 p.m., presentations begin at 6:00 p.m. and advance registration is required.  You may register to attend the event at  Refreshments will be provided, and free parking is available in Compuware’s conveniently-located parking deck.


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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