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Presented by: Tom Hadrava Georgii Kalnyskyi Roy Sharon Joseph Vavra. Campus Mobile Application Project. About. The Campus Mobile Applications Project was created and sponsored by Dr. Shaun M. Lynch It is a continuation of the:

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presented by tom hadrava georgii kalnyskyi roy sharon joseph vavra
Presented by:

Tom Hadrava

Georgii Kalnyskyi

Roy Sharon

Joseph Vavra

Campus Mobile Application Project

about
About
  • The Campus Mobile Applications Project was created and sponsored by Dr. Shaun M. Lynch
  • It is a continuation of the:
    • 2003 UWS Wireless Infrastructure Project and Applications Projects
    • 2007 Campus Mobile Technologies Project
background
Background
  • Goals of the previous projects:
    • Researching types of technology existed and used
    • Enhancing use of technology on campus
    • Fostering learning abilities of students
    • Fostering teaching abilities for faculty
background continued
Background Continued
  • Campus Mobile Technology Project studied the technological, “hardware” part of mobile technology, especially devices that were used by students on campus.
  • Objective of the Campus Mobile Technology Project was to research what students bring for a mobile technology
project goal
Project Goal

Identify mobile applications and services that can be supported by the campus infrastructure

Recommend an approach to connect students, faculty, and staff together and with academic resources to enhance learning and working environment.

project objective
Project Objective

Research mobile applications and services for Campus

Evaluate how UWS could benefit from their implementation

Create a list of alternative approaches

Document research

Present the recommended alternatives to the project sponsor.

project scope
Project Scope

Project scope included:

Cellular phones, smart phones

Handheld computers

MP3 players (Podcasting)

Web Enabled Devices

Outside of the project scope:

Implementation of either services or applications

research
Research
  • The following steps were taken during our research:
    • Brainstorming
    • Evaluation
    • Detailed research
    • IIT Services Interview
    • Determination of final research objectives
evaluation
Evaluation
  • After the brainstorming process was completed, we assigned each approach for further research.
  • We broke each research item into four categories:
    • Very difficult
    • Hard
    • Moderate
    • Easy
research packet
Research Packet
  • The team developed a research packet on ALL the research items.
  • The format was:
    • Research Topic
    • Description
    • Benefit to the University
    • Research
    • Examples
identified themes of research
Identified Themes of Research
  • There were multiple themes identified
  • The two themes that we decided to pursue are:
    • Mobile Platforms
    • Web Services
theme one mobile platforms
Theme one: Mobile Platforms
  • A Mobile Platform is a software platform on top of which other programs, called application programs, run
  • It can run on mobile devices such as mobile phones, smart phones, PDAs, and handheld computers.
dept research of mobile platforms
Dept research of Mobile Platforms
  • Evaluated the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for each approach to identify the risks
  • The quality standards were identified and rated for each critical approach
costs
Costs
  • Things to consider with cost are:
    • Devices
    • Services/data plan
    • Protection warranty
    • Mobile Application Specialist
cost continued
Cost Continued
  • All data was estimated from AT&T, because AT&T had the lower prices compared to other networks in the area
  • The Mobile Application Specialist wages are comparable to other Universities.
human resources
Human Resources
  • We recommend the hire of a mobile application specialist with the implementation of a mobile application
  • The individual to be hired should be specialized in:
    • Networking
    • Mobile applications
    • IT infrastructure
theme two software as a service
Theme two: Software-as-a-Service
  • Google Mobile
  • Microsoft Office Live
  • Yahoo Mobile
  • Zoho Suite
dept research of saas
Dept research of SaaS
  • Evaluated the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for each approach to identify risks
  • The quality standards were identified and rated for each critical approach
iit interview
IIT Interview
  • E-mailed Dr. Mary Schoeler to set up an appointment to meet with the IIT department.
  • The participants were:
    • The project team
    • Dr. Mary Schoeler - Chief Information Officer with IIT
    • Mr. Tom Janicki - Team Leader of IIT Infrastructure Services
iit interview22
IIT Interview
  • Results sought:
    • Clarification of the types of technology used on campus
    • Types of technology that will be implemented in future
    • The principles of application and service selection
iit interview key points
IIT Interview – Key Points
  • Barriers to be aware of:
    • Capacity of Wi-Fi verses Capacity of Cellular networks
    • Reliance
    • Redundancy
    • Ownership
  • Applications
detailed research
Detailed Research
  • Platforms:
    • Windows Mobile
    • Google Android
    • Apple iPhone
  • SaaS
    • Google Mobile
    • Zoho Mobile
    • Yahoo Mobile
    • Windows Office Live
analysis of research
Analysis of Research
  • Approaches with current UWS infrastructure
  • Ranking of approaches
  • Unexplored themes
approaches with current uws infrastructure
Approaches with Current UWS Infrastructure
  • Determined that all critical approaches will work with no change to the UWS’s network.
  • The mobile platforms all run on a cellular based service, which is completely separate from the university’s network. Only the most advanced smart phones can connect to an Wi-Fi network
approaches with current uws infrastructure continued
Approaches with Current UWS Infrastructure Continued
  • Web services only require a mobile web browser, the only exception to this is Microsoft Office Live
    • UWS already owns licenses for Microsoft Office, so a transition would be straightforward Microsoft Office Live has to already own Microsoft Office
  • The addition of a mobile application specialist would be recommended
results
Results
  • Combined the knowledge from our first research with our department research
  • The team was able to rank each critical approach
unexplored themes
Unexplored Themes
  • Navigation
  • Podcasting
  • Specifically discarded:
    • PALM
    • E-mail notification via text message
    • Social networking
    • Twitter Mobile
recommendations
Recommendations
  • Platforms:
    • iPhone would be beneficial to raise awareness and interest in mobile technology
    • Windows Mobile would be a better choice in terms of implementation cost, and utility
  • Web services:
    • Zoho Mobile would best fit for a business application
    • Google Mobile would be best fit for application versatility
further research
Further Research
  • Additional research includes:
    • Evaluate costs
    • Evaluate security issues
    • Update risk and quality standards
    • Test the approaches before implementation
    • Negotiate with vendors
further research items
Further Research Items
  • Zimbra is an email server with the ability of web connection and connection to wireless applications.
  • S60 is a very versatile mobile platform for Nokia, Samsung, and Panasonic mobile devices.
  • Mobile Campus is a community based application/service that other Universities are using in the Southeast United States.
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Additional detailed research needs to be done
  • Need to address the issues covered
  • Map out a course of action
  • Communicate the availability of mobile application
acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • The University of Wisconsin – Superior Campus Mobile Applications Project Team would like to thank the following people who helped in the project.
  • Dr. Shaun M. Lynch — Project Sponsor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin – Superior, for all his guidance, motivation, support, and very interesting and challenging project. The completion of the project would not be possible without his help.
  • Mary J. Schoeler —Assistant Vice Chancellor, Instructional & Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, for her consultation and time to answer our questions.
  • Tom Janicki — for his participation in the IT focus group, time for answering our questions.
questions
Questions

Mobile applications are in the future, how near is up to you… = )

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