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IMS/Mobile2.0 Courses

Georgia Tech : Mobile Applications and Services with IMS by Russel J. Clark.

IMS Research and Competition (

http://forgedbyims-research-competition.com/index.html)Georgia Tech, Cingular Wireless, and Siemens Communications are kicking off a new research program in IMS applications. This initiative brings the students and faculty of Georgia Tech an opportunity to gain early, first-hand access to the latest telecommunications application architecture. The IMS program is a joint effort of the Georgia Tech Research Network Operations Center (GT-RNOC) of the Office of Information Technology and the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC). During the summer of 2006, Siemens is installing the IMS technology platform (valued at $5 million) in GEDC labs located in the Technology Square Research Building. The campus Wi-Fi infrastructure will be configured to enable access to the IMS platform for researchers.

About the Course:

This course provides an introduction to the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and covers the process of developing an application for IMS. The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is the next-generation standard in telecommunications network architecture, enabling a leap forward for voice, video, data, and multimedia applications. Telecommunications companies will soon use IMS technology to offer new services that subscribers can access from any location on a wide variety of devices. The students in this class will learn to design and develop these new services.

Ajit Jaokar offers two different courses that cater to IMS/Mobile2.0 and Web2.0 @Oxford. They are sure the latest topics. Only question is what he has to offer. Since both the topics are quite a mystery for most business analysts and Marketers and technologists alike.

Mobile Web2.0/IMS

The course will have a dual perspective. It will approach Web 2.0 from the user perspective and also from the IMS standpoint. It will cover the basics of IMS and will then discuss how IMS would apply in a user generated content / Web 2.0 world

It would cover
• Understanding Web 2.0
• What is Mobile Web 2.0
• Significance of User generated content
• Content types: Movies, music, podcasting etc
• Business models and revenue streams
• Threats and opportunities: legal, social, trust, copyright etc
• The principles of Mobile Web 2.0
• The role of IMS in Mobile Web 2.0
• Seamless / Converged Web 2.0 services in context of IMS
• Threats and strategies for Telecoms operators from Web 2.0 companies
• Services
• IMS, OpenGardens and Web 2.0 – A competitive advantage
• Golden bit pipes
• Is IMS necessary for Web 2.0 services?
• IMS, Web 2.0 and third party APIs
• QOS
• DRM
• Privacy
• Security
• Context/Presence
• Consumer vs. Enterprise

Source: Mobile Web 2.0/IMS/User Generated Content/Mobile Network Operators training course ..

He also offers a course on Web2.0: User Generated Content and Web 2.0

  • Understanding the new world of Content covering movies, music, news, blogging and podcasting
  • Operational issues: Threats, opportunities, legal, social issues, trust, copyright etc
  • Business models, revenue streams
  • Social factors, community building and user interaction
  • Web 2.0 and Mobile web 2.0
  • Market evolution and scenarios
  • The empire strikes back: how existing content providers are using their content in conjunction with new user generated content
  • Case studies of successful transition to user generated content by established media companies
  • Strategies of key players
  • The impact of convergence
  • The threat from external players due to convergence
  • Future trends

If you are lucky to be around Oxford and interested in Mobile2.0 or Web2.0, You may attend. But both topcis are pretty hazy, that no one seems to have clarity and conclusive ways of either leveraging them for business or understanding how they really work. Most industry analysts and marketers are finding it hard to understand what turns ON this web2.0. How to create business streams out of this explosion.  But, it is interesting that he(Ajit) is attempting to discuss them.

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