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August Meeting: Mobile Devices, Be Proactive, Not Reactive

HDI Local Chapter; Motown

Thursday, August 11, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (MST)

Troy, MI

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Time: 1 - 4 PM (presentation will begin at 1:15)

Location: ITT Technical Institute 1905 South Haggerty Rd.  Canton, MI 48188

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Summary: Mobile Devices, Be Proactive, Not Reactive (or saying “YES” to executives and their iPads)

The game changer has been the introduction of Apple’s iPad device by executives into the corporate environment. In addition, younger “Data Natives” are willing and want to want to bring their own computing device to use in your organization (BYOD). You can ignore these powerful trends or you can find a way to make the endpoint irrelevant and securely deliver all your applications and data to any device from a private cloud. This will open up all kinds of innovative possibilities for your organization’s business strategy (IT becomes an enabler, not a barrier). Endpoint Virtualization in a Private Cloud is listed as a top 5 strategic trend by Gartner. The same technology that allows mobile devices to easily become business devices that can be used to transform the entire architecture. Use this opportunity presented by executives’ desire to use iPad as a way to start building a strategically virtualized architecture.

In this session we will discuss:

  • How to quickly and securely allow executives to access their business applications on their iPad
  • How to prevent reactively chasing every new device and create one infrastructure to handle present or future devices
  • How to turn what your executives want into a transformative strategic strategy for your organization
  • How to manage mobile devices that are company owned and supplied or personal devices
  • How to take a broader/comprehensive/strategic approach that provides more security and costs less than the traditional tactical, “band-aid" approach.

Innovation requires Change Agents that are willing to take reasonable risks to deliver real business functionality.

Speaker: Jack Wilson, Strategic Innovation Architect, Virtual Savant LLC

Speaker BIO: Mr. Wilson has been in the IT industry for over 30 years and has owned his own consulting firm as well as a being a principal at Ernest & Young. His experience has included a number of companies and has spanned the insurance, finance, transportation, software and health industries in the United States and Europe. The depth of his experience includes system development, database administration and for the last decade architectural strategy, design and implementation. Mr. Wilson started with Amerisure Insurance in 2004 as their first Enterprise Architect and has acted as a change agent in that organization to bring about a significant transformation, moving the company forward with a comprehensive virtualization strategy and streamlining of the IT architecture. This included virtualized servers, virtualized desktops (replaced all PCs with thin clients, including thin client notebooks-Webbooks), virtualized faxes, virtualized documents, virtualized phones, creating a very efficient and agile architecture in a private cloud. In 2009 the cost saving associated with the strategic virtualization/private cloud architecture and streamlining was almost four million dollars ($4,000,000) in hard dollars (meaning a check would have been written), in addition to the significantly improving business functionality and flexibility. Mr. Wilson has spoken at a number of CIO and IT events on the subject of virtualization, cloud computing, innovation and changing the IT/Business culture. Mr. Wilson has now started his own consulting firm to help other companies that need a Change Agent to help bring Strategic Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Innovation to other organizations. (Google “Jack Wilson Virtualization”).

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ITT Technical Institute
1522 E Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48083

Thursday, August 11, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (MST)


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HDI Local Chapter; Motown

The HDI Motown Chapter is a Community of technology service and support professionals that provides regular Opportunities for its members to network, exchange best practices and enhance their skills through sponsored training and relevant educational programs.

As a legal not-for-profit corporation, chartered in December 1999, we host regular chapter meetings at varying locations around the Metro-Detroit area and also offer some members only training and networking opportunities.  Most of our chapter meetings are free and open to anyone working in or interested in the IT Service and Support industry.

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