PRLog - Feb. 23, 2011 - ST. LOUIS -- OCI and Washington University's Center for the Application of Information Technology (CAIT) announced today a new Enterprise Mobile Computing curriculum. This curriculum, developed by OCI and offered in St. Louis by CAIT, will lead participants to a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mobile Systems Development. More details on the classes can be found at http://www.ociweb.com/
The use of mobile devices is exploding, particularly smart phones and multimedia tablets. Companies are looking to the technology to better serve their customers and to stay connected with their mobile workforce, providing access to vital business information and functionality, anytime and anywhere. New capabilities built into today's powerful devices, such as location awareness, motion sensitivity, multi-touch interfaces, front and back cameras, streaming video displays, and local storage, challenge traditional approaches to application development that have been conditioned to static desktop systems, large displays, or moderately mobile laptops and separate voice-based telecommunications. There is no longer just one way to connect to the Internet and its services; there are many ways, each with its benefits and drawbacks. Handheld devices are now becoming powerful systems with features that can be integrated into a user's lifestyle. In marketing terms, they are a new disruptive force. Businesses must formulate their strategies quickly or be left reacting.
OCI's Enterprise Mobile Computing curriculum is designed to enable software developers and architects to understand the architectural and application development issues inherent in mobile computing, including: designing effective mobile user experiences, developing both native and web-based applications for mobile platforms, tolerating disruptions in connectivity, addressing the security concerns of highly portable devices, and seamlessly integrating mobile devices with existing enterprise information systems.
The first classes in the new curriculum targeting the Android platform will run at CAIT in St. Louis this April. Watch for further announcements. OCI will also be offering the classes to its global client base.
Dr. Ebrahim Moshiri, CEO of OCI, commented that “this is the most exciting development since the emergence of the microcomputer. We are witnessing new players emerging in the hardware and software market and existing players are being challenged to redefine their business models. It is times like these, with such turbulence in the market, when early adopters can move into leadership positions in their markets. We were the first in St. Louis to embrace Java, the language of the Net, and we are now doing the same with mobile systems.”
Johnnie Foster, Director of CAIT, stated that this new curriculum is another example of how CAIT meets the needs of its membership by offering technology subject matter in a timely manner. We offer "just in time" training. We watch the market and as soon as technology is mature for deployment into the corporate world we are ready with our classes.
About OCI: OCI is a software engineering company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. OCI provides consulting, application development and support, staffing and educational services worldwide. OCI specializes in mission critical infrastructure systems. By utilizing standards-based architectures and open source products, OCI is able to offer its clients the highest possible quality implementations with the lowest possible cost, over the longest period of ownership.
About CAIT: CAIT is a not-for-profit organization within Washington University in St. Louis that serves as the center for information technology (IT) leaders in the St. Louis region. The focus of CAIT is to help organizations make continuous advancements in productivity and enhance the region's competitiveness as a thriving, world-class IT community.
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