01-17-13 | Blog Post

Cloud Computing Apps Featured at the 2013 North American International Auto Show

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Online Tech & Comcast Business Class Pavilion at the Auto Show
Online Tech & Comcast Business Class Pavilion at the Auto Show

Yesterday, Online Tech and Comcast Business Class co-hosted a luncheon at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) that included a brief performance by acrobats and talk about cloud computing applications powering high-tech vehicles, many of which were showcased at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. As we wrote about in our press release, Michigan Automotive Innovation Takes Flight with Cloud Computing, apps are working to deliver better consumer experiences and support critical manufacturing processes.

Online Tech Co-CEO Mike Klein Speaking About Cloud Computing
Online Tech Co-CEO Mike Klein Speaking About Cloud Computing

Online Tech co-CEO Mike Klein delivers a talk about how the cloud is changing the auto industry.

Cloud Computing Apps Deliver Better Consumer Experience
In-Car Cloud Computing Apps Deliver Better Consumer Experience

In-car apps, as can be seen above, include the ability to access real-time data on navigation and insight into any current obstacles, including car crashes or other traffic delays. One example is the Lexus dashboard that also lets you browse local landmarks and tell you how far away they are from your current location. Customizable settings allow your car to become as personal as your smartphone. Cloud computing allows access to all of these data-rich features that create a unique driver experience.

Mobile Madness Motor City
Mobile Madness Motor City

Similarly, the trend in mobile computing and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the workplace relies on the cloud for secure and reliable access to big data. Online Tech is headed to Detroit again for the Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Motor City today from 2-5 PM ET. Hosted at Compuware World Headquarters, the forum includes interactive talks showcasing the top investors, entrepreneurs, and executives tackling the next big ideas in mobile computing—from media and advertising to commerce, finance, big data, analytics, entertainment, and beyond.

With the trend of cloud and mobile computing come inherent risks to critical data. Find out how to identify risks and what kind of technical security services can help you take advantage of mobile device use and cloud computing while protecting your data and applications in our Mobile Security white paper.

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