Enterprise Mobility: 15 Promising Mobile IT Companies Flying Under the Radar

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-11-12 Print this article Print
15 Promising Mobile IT Companies Flying Under the Radar

15 Promising Mobile IT Companies Flying Under the Radar

by Chris Preimesberger
Twice a year, Microsoft hosts a daylong??íDealmaker Media conference called??íUnder the Radar at its Mountain View, Calif., campus. The event showcases between two dozen and three dozen new companies with interesting new takes on technology, including some with totally original ideas that are competing for funding. These presentations are often viewed with great anticipation by professionals from several sectors: analysts, venture capitalists, private investors, potential competitors, potential OEMs as well as IT journalists. The theme of the latest edition of UTR, which opened on Nov. 12, was "IT mobility." This year's conference will look at how retailers, brands and media companies are looking to improve their customer relationship and engagement levels. About 29 companies will each get their time on stage before the mixed audience of folks mentioned above. C-level execs get to demo their products or sites, plead their marketing case and answer questions in a limited window of time. In this slide show, eWEEK highlights the first half of the companies that appeared at the conference. The rest will appear at a later time.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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