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Folks,

Pomona College would like to engage our constituents on a mobile platform.   In order to embark on this journey, we want to first develop a strategy that addresses topics such as opportunities, security, risks, etc,.  Can anyone recommend someone that might be able to help facilitate this effort?  A mobile strategy consultant or an Educause member with experience who would be willing to act as a facilitator would be great.  I understand that there will be a presentation in November that addresses this topic, however as usual, we need to get started right away.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Michael Valdez, PMP
Enterprise Project Manager
909-621-8996
Information Technology Services
Pomona College
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Mike,

 

As you do this work, it would be great to share it back with the list. UC Merced would benefit greatly from it.

 

Regards,

 

Faust Gorham

Interim Chief Information Officer

Information Technology

UC Merced

209.658.7149

 

Message from ted.dodds@cornell.edu

Michael

I would be pleased to share our practical experience with your team. I'm not sure if this is what you have in mind in terms of a facilitator, but perhaps a short conversation would be of some help in developing your strategy. 

We and other schools are using the Kuali Mobility for Enterprise platform (KME) https://kuali.org/mobility. This is a stand-alone platform (you don't need to be running any other Kuali infrastructure or systems) and has strong commercial support.

But you asked about strategy and I'm talking about a platform. Why? Well, a big part of our own strategy here at Cornell, in mobility and in most things, involves the ability to deploy useful services quickly and at scale. By way of recent example, in mid-August we decided to use one of the delivered KME platform tools – the conference app - to deliver student orientation materials on mobile devices. That deployment went from concept to production in slightly more than 2 weeks and was a huge hit with students and administrators alike. The cost in terms of people's time, functional and technical, was not great and well worth the effort given the utility value of the service.

Please do contact me at ted.dodds@cornell.edu if you think our experience would be helpful input to your strategy development….Ted

Ted Dodds
CIO and Vice President
Cornell University


From: Michael Valdez <Michael.Valdez@POMONA.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:08 PM
To: "CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [CIO] Mobile Strategy Development

Folks,

Pomona College would like to engage our constituents on a mobile platform.   In order to embark on this journey, we want to first develop a strategy that addresses topics such as opportunities, security, risks, etc,.  Can anyone recommend someone that might be able to help facilitate this effort?  A mobile strategy consultant or an Educause member with experience who would be willing to act as a facilitator would be great.  I understand that there will be a presentation in November that addresses this topic, however as usual, we need to get started right away.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Michael Valdez, PMP
Enterprise Project Manager
909-621-8996
Information Technology Services
Pomona College
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Well said Ted! Joe 

Sent from my iPhone

I think Ted's strategy speaks to the fragmentation of the "mobile market," both in terms of technology (OS, form factor) and user base (older, younger, alumni, current students, etc).  In such an environment, (carefully) choosing a platform perhaps makes more sense.  I've been dancing around this topic a bit here, though efforts are slowed (not in a bad way) due to lack of buy-in from a small community.  

A platform approach might not be a bad idea...

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