- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 9, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118022351
- ISBN-13: 978-1118022351
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,093,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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iPad in the Enterprise: Developing and Deploying Business Applications 1st Edition
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"This book is a valuable read for any enterprise CIO and IT leader."
"Nathan Clevenger gets it. Read this book, or risk getting left behind."
"Nathan has done an excellent job of defining the impacts and opportunities of this disruptive technology."
Empower your employees and transform your business
The iPad is transformational technology--mobile, agile, versatile, and powerful. Its effect in the enterprise is no less revolutionary, but companies need to plan before diving in. iPad in the Enterprise shows you how to harness all that power and flexibility, making it work for your organization. You'll learn to develop a mobility strategy for your enterprise, ensure application and data security, and design and deploy apps that optimize iPad characteristics for your business needs.
- Learn to embrace the consumerization of IT and maximize the positive impact
- Evaluate architectural approaches and build enterprise-friendly applications
- Design highly usable user interfaces while gathering feedback from users
- Develop web, hybrid, and native applications designed for mobile devices
- Apply industry best practices to assure security of your applications and data
- Plan, manage, and secure deployment of iPads within your organization
About the Author
Nathan Clevenger has been developing mobile software for over 12 years. In addition to his role as Enterprise Editor for iPhone Life magazine, he is the Chief Software Architect at ITR Mobility, a management and IT consulting firm, where he works with FORTUNE 500 companies to develop mobile strategies and enterprise architectures for mobile line-of-business solutions. He has consulted with clients including 3M, Ameriprise Financial, Best Buy, Boston Scientific, Ecolab, General Mills, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Target, Thomson Reuters, UnitedHealth Group, and Wells Fargo. He regularly speaks at industry events around the country, and is extremely passionate about the unrealized potential for mobile technology like the iPad within the enterprise.
Nathan lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife, Francine, and three children, Jonathan, Justin, and Francesca.
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The book has incredibly useful and deep content applicable to people in a variety of roles - CIOs, Department Leaders, IT, and even app developers. Due to the detail provided, I advise skipping some of the sections less relevant to your needs. You will get more out of the book and you can pass it on to others in your organization, confident they will benefit too.
-The book is organized into five parts: Strategy, Architecture, Design, Development and Deployment. This organization works very well to cover the content of this book.
-iPad in the Enterprise is written with a broad set of enterprise readers in mind - IT and non IT executives, architects as well as developers. Different parts are focused on different types of readers and as such each part is fully contained and can be read on its own.
-The enterprise focus is maintained well throughout the book, except for a couple of areas where the treatment of the content does not quite do justice to the enterprise focus.
I provide a detailed book review here on my blog on PROPELICS
Well worth a read!
The book in general was of little value to me. I use my iPad all the time and have started developing for it. I would say this would be geared for people who are faced with mobile devices in the Enterprise and have little or no understanding of the aspects involved.
One of the areas discussed is the concept of consumerization of IT services. It's a trend that is happening in the usual "seesaw" of centralizing and decentralizing IT.
Another useful area is the discussion of enterprise mobility and the efforts to plan. Sometimes companies will set a date and then start planning. With the plan in place the book moves on to the states of app development: architecture, design, development and deployment. It also discusses other areas such as security, sandbox, and iOS guidelines.
Is this book for everybody? No not really. If you have developed applications, work with an iPad or even worked in networking, you will find yourself skimming pages as I did.
Overall, it's ok. It probably had more impact when it was first released.
Nathan Clevenger has been involved in the development of mobile strategies and applications for over a decade, and the book reflects it. He begins with a consideration of iPad strategy that's a wonderful primer for anyone involved in mobility at their organization, from developers in the trenches to executive leadership.
It sets the stage through a consideration of how we reached the current state of mobility and introduces the concept of the consumerization of IT, i.e., IT changes being driven in a decentralized way by the "consumers" in the enterprise (the employees) rather than in a centralized way by IT.
From there, it moves to more practical considerations and presents an overview of how to build an enterprise mobile strategy and application roadmap. Both are somewhat general--it's difficult to generalize meaningfully about either of these activities--but nonetheless useful, especially for folks who've never participated in creating enterprise strategy before.
With the groundwork in place, Clevenger moves through all the phases of iPad app development: architecture, design, development, and deployment. And while none of this is not intended as a detailed ho- to guide or instructional manual for app development, he manages to get in enough technical detail and code samples to make this a valuable first-stop for technical folks looking to better understand what's happening under the hood of the iPad.
All in all, the book is a strong offering. Non-technical readers will benefit greatly not only from the first section on strategy, but also from the more technical sections, which they can read selectively to gain a better preliminary understanding of concepts like sandbox security or iOS Human Interface Guidelines. Technical readers will not be disappointed in Clevenger's treatment of app development and will also benefit from a better understanding of the context and strategy of iPad app development.
***Disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book to use in preparing for this post.***