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iPad® in the Enterprise: Developing and Deploying Business Applications by Nathan Clevenger

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Introduction

The iPad has revolutionized the mobile computing landscape, and the impact that this device is having on corporate IT is no less significant. The mobile revolution is all about the apps, but using iPad apps in the enterprise is more complex than simply clicking an icon from the App Store. The challenges around software development, system integration, information security, application deployment, and device management are very real, but the rewards can be significant to the organizations that are able to successfully navigate those obstacles.

Having taken the enterprise by storm, iPads are now in the hands of workers on virtually every level of company in almost every industry, and users are beginning to demand line-of-business applications to help them be more productive and efficient from wherever they are. From business intelligence and executive dashboards to customer relationship management and order capture solutions, the iPad has incredible potential to leverage existing investments in information systems and enterprise applications. Even many paper-driven processes today, from sales presentations to survey data capture, can be dramatically enhanced through the introduction of the iPad.

This book is a guide for how business and IT must collaborate to develop a mobile strategy to properly take advantage of this transformative technology. Readers will also learn about the high-level software architectural options, the importance of design and user experience, ...

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