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Open mobile solutions session 1 - 9th september 2010

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Trends and Reasoning towards Mobile Oxford

Trends and Reasoning towards Mobile Oxford

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  • * Today is all about introducing some of the open solutions available for providing mobile services in your institution. Products you can download and get running in your institution in a matter of weeks.

    * But first I want to get you think a little bit about your institution’s long term strategy
    * I’m sure some of you have already thought hard about this, so forgive me if this is all old news to you.
  • Who agrees with this?

    PC’s aren’t going to be as relevant as they once were.

  • Very considered purchases - lot of time and effort invested

    They aren’t as cheap as a book, or a pen or many other day to day tools we use in Universities.
  • * Get to a point where many tasks can be done by insignificant costs in computing
    * Do I really need a Intel Core i7 to do my word processing and email?
  • If we follow that Moore’s law still has some truth in it.
    Cost of producing devices for certain tasks must come down.
    Example: Sound Blaster from Creative
  • Today: Often have several, but it’s not always there when you need it
    Do you have a computer when you need it?

    Using a PC to complete a task requires a series of steps, often involving logins, manual selections.
    - Brain must be used.
    - In contrast to many other tools we use on a regular basis

  • - Adapted by software for best use of resources








  • You can take a laptop almost anywhere, but actually using it is hard.

  • * Mobile computing IS computing now
    * No longer in a realm of computing populated by important business people and enthusiasts who spend hours downloading and installing hacked ROMs to add a bit of window chrome.
    * Vast range of devices out there, growing in variety and number

  • * Mobile computing IS computing now
    * No longer in a realm of computing populated by important business people and enthusiasts who spend hours downloading and installing hacked ROMs to add a bit of window chrome.
    * Vast range of devices out there, growing in variety and number

  • * Mobile computing IS computing now
    * No longer in a realm of computing populated by important business people and enthusiasts who spend hours downloading and installing hacked ROMs to add a bit of window chrome.
    * Vast range of devices out there, growing in variety and number

  • * Mobile computing IS computing now
    * No longer in a realm of computing populated by important business people and enthusiasts who spend hours downloading and installing hacked ROMs to add a bit of window chrome.
    * Vast range of devices out there, growing in variety and number

  • * Mobile computing IS computing now
    * No longer in a realm of computing populated by important business people and enthusiasts who spend hours downloading and installing hacked ROMs to add a bit of window chrome.
    * Vast range of devices out there, growing in variety and number


  • * sit on a desk or by a watercooler
    * quick contact search
    * calendar display
    * meeting



  • * requires little investment of time and mind
    * least likely to share
  • Newcastle folks will be talking about this
  • Newcastle folks will be talking about this
  • Newcastle folks will be talking about this

  • £135 = working day for support staff.


  • Purchasing a short term application based solution is not going to solve your more serious longer term problems.









  • Funded by JISC as Newcastle, Oxford Brookes and Bristol who are also speaking today were.


  • * Considered as one larger aim

  • 4 people required to work full time on Campus M @ a University
  • Web was way forward









  • People give us
    * Data
    * Guidelines
    * Suggestions

    But we are the deciders of what goes in, how and how it is displayed.

    We take on the responsibility of supporting devices, making sure the content is relevant and produced in an optimal way as we consider ourselves expert in delivering the mobile services.

    Advantages: They need no overheads of














  • Public
    Semi-Public
    Private
















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