Published March 4, 2013
By Tom Furlani, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile computing is perhaps the most rapidly growing area in
Information Technology today. In fact, this year, mobile phones
will officially overtake PCs as the most commonly used device to
access the Web. With mobile computing becoming a greater part of
our daily lives, this semester’s release of UB Mobile is very
timely as the next step in UB’s ongoing mobilization.
UB Mobile is the culmination of more than a year’s work by
CIT and University Communications staff. Available for iOS and
Android markets, this robust app leverages UBCMS, UB’s web
content management system, making existing web content more readily
accessible by mobile users. In addition, rather than
maintaining separate native applications for Apple, Android, and
other devices, new technology was leveraged that automatically
generates the native applications from a single version.
UB Mobile is just the first step in our commitment to mobile
computing. Additional applications will be added to UB Mobile, and
"mobilization" of student and faculty services like HUB will soon
be available. We’re committed to providing UB's students,
faculty, and staff with the IT tools necessary to live and work in
today's knowledge-based society, and mobile computing is an
important component of this toolset.
Of course, mobile computing was not the only thing occupying UBIT
over the past several months. Indeed, as this newsletter shows,
we’ve been quite busy working on the Distributed
Antenna System, technology
improvements in Kapoor Hall and the new CTRC building, Windows
8 testing, Student
IT Experience Survey, and much more.
I hope you find the information in this newsletter useful. As
always, we look forward to comments and suggestions for future
topics, as well as feedback on IT services and initiatives. Learn more about UB Mobile.