Having taken the enterprise by storm, iPads are now in the hands of workers in 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.
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.
~ Mike Blake, CIO, Hyatt Hotels
"Nathan Clevenger takes you on a journey you probably never thought you needed to take. This book is a valuable read for any enterprise CIO and IT leader."
~ Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce.com
"Nathan Clevenger gets it. The consumer
technology revolution is sweeping through the enterprise. Read this book, or risk getting left behind."
~ Steven Birgfeld, CIO, Hostess Brands
"Nathan has done an excellent job of not only defining the impacts and opportunities of this disruptive technology, but also details on how best to embrace and leverage it."
~ Sanju Bansal, COO, MicroStrategy
"Clevenger offers insights on how to take advantage of the power of the iPad to put critical decision making information at the fingertips of business people, regardless of place or time."
~ Robin Bell, CTO, Long View Systems
"This is a must read for those that are considering or are in the process of figuring out how to manage tablet technology and specifically iPads in their IT environments."
~ Dan Bennett, Director, Thomson Reuters
"A great resource for those struggling to come to terms with why this time it's 'different.'"
Learn to embrace the consumerization of IT and maximize the positive impact.
Create a mobile strategy, roadmap, and plan for maximizing return-on-investment.
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.
Plan, manage, and secure the deployment of iPads within your organization.
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.