Integrating Wireless Technology in the Enterprise: PDAs, Blackberries, and Mobile Devices

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Integrating Wireless Devices in the Enterprise provides a solution that every enterprise can use, described in terms of scope, feasibility and return on investment, architecture, and data structures. The solution Wheeler offers here is scalable from a single handheld and single desktop to small workgroup to large enterprise environments. The number of devices is not a determinant of success or failure. It's more often the planning and managing of them that's crucial. This book also provides tools to deal with the...

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Overview

Integrating Wireless Devices in the Enterprise provides a solution that every enterprise can use, described in terms of scope, feasibility and return on investment, architecture, and data structures. The solution Wheeler offers here is scalable from a single handheld and single desktop to small workgroup to large enterprise environments. The number of devices is not a determinant of success or failure. It's more often the planning and managing of them that's crucial. This book also provides tools to deal with the increase of devices, and the corresponding complexity of managing those resources and the increase in cost to the firm.

• Synchronize networked data with the mobile device fleet
• Synchronize a mobile device with networked data that is mission critical
• Connect any device to any data source, over any network

Audience: Information system architects, managers, analysts, VARs, resellers, and developers engaged in development of mobile software and hardware solutions for their customers or business; upper management and executives.

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"The author is very much in command of the hands-on material when it comes to project management and project scoping. The experience acquired as a project manager makes that part of the book valuable and enjoyable." - Association for Computing Machinery
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555582951
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 0.89 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Meet the Author

William Wheeler has over 15 years of MIS/IT experience, most at a major Fortune 100 company. He has a Masters Degree in Computer Resources and Information Management. He is uniquely qualified to author this text as he has worked to implement wireless devices to hundreds of employees in several companies. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. concentrating on heuristics and artificial intelligence in information systems.

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Table of Contents

Author Information
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction and Handheld Basics 1
2 Handhelds as Industrial Strength Tools 45
3 Laying the Groundwork for Success 61
4 How Do We Know Where to Go Without a Plan? 73
5 When Does It Make Sense to Do a Project and When Doesn't It? 89
6 System Requirements and Project Success 125
7 Methodology, Application Development, and System Architecture 135
8 System Architecture 165
9 My Firm Makes Widgets: What's In It for Me? 199
10 Case Study 2: Sales Force Organization 233
11 Case Study 3: Logistics 243
12 Case Study 4: Information Services/Information Technology Applications 253
13 Case Study 5: Executive Mobility 263
14 Different Markets Have the Same Challenge 271
15 How Am I Supposed to Manage This? 277
16 Now That It Is Up and Running, How Do I Measure It? 301
17 Future Trends 329
Bibliography 353
Glossary 361
App. A 379
App. B 395
App. C 397
Index 399
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