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Free Technology Forum to Focus on Mobility Solutions in Government

Jun 1, 2012

The benefits of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies within state government and strategies for dealing with the proliferation of wireless devices are among the topics for discussion at the free Community Technology Forum: “Mobility Solutions” which is scheduled for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., June 21st at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

Sponsored by CISCO, the forum will feature Tom Wilburn, VP Mobility – CISCO, and Stephen Orr, Distinguished Systems Engineer, Mobility – CISCO.

After attending this session, participants will understand the technology transformations available for wireless networks, the implementation process of BYOD technologies and how utilizing BYOD will improve communication, productivity and constituent service.  Attendees will also learn best practices and policy concerns with regard to BYOD deployments.

As government usage of mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, and PCs proliferates, the wireless network has become a mission critical platform for next generation computing and government enablement, particularly around constituent service. Furthermore, the number of devices per user continues to grow, and IT managers must expand wireless networks to much higher densities than required in the past. These data rich and network-reliant types of service require new approaches to wireless architecture, new tools to help diagnose problems and a new commitment to service quality.

BYOD policies are changing the constituent service paradigm, and allowing for greater government employee choice in physical devices while maintaining a common, predictable user experience and addressing productivity and security concerns.

This free event ideal for employees in government agencies, CIOs in public and private organizations, consultants, programmers, application developers, managers, analysts, software engineers, enterprise architects and information technology professionals, as well as educators, faculty, staff and students in IT project management and computer or information sciences.

Seating is limited and registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP at www.HarrisburgU.edu/RSVP For additional information, email CONNECT@HarrisburgU.edu

This event is one in a series of Community Technology Forums for the benefit of the region through the Government Technology Institute at HU. The GTI provides education and training for government IT employees through courses, seminars and certification programs, such as the Certified Government Chief Information Officer Program. The University relies on partnerships with companies, such as CISCO, to develop content for hands-on workshops and courses which focus on innovations, trends, industry best practices and emerging technologies that can aid in developing future service offerings to meet growing citizen demands.

Harrisburg University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Parking is available in the Harrisburg Parking Authority operated garage accessible via Fourth Street. Cost for parking in the garage is $5.00 for 0-2 hours. Kiosk for parking accepts cash only. More information on parking rates and directions to the University are found online at http://www.harrisburgu.net/campuslife/directions.php#parking

You can literally take planes, trains and automobiles to the event. The University's location at 326 Market Street in downtown Harrisburg is near Interstates 83 and 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, making it an easy drive to the University from any of Pennsylvania’s major cities. And it's only a two-hour drive from the University to Baltimore, Washington, DC or Philadelphia. The Amtrak Passenger Train Station and Greyhound Bus Station are one block from our location. And the Harrisburg International Airport is only nine miles from the University. http://www.harrisburgu.edu/campuslife/directions.php

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania's need for increased opportunities leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University offers 24 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email, connect@HarrisburgU.edu


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