Integrating Wireless Technology in the Enterprise

1st Edition

PDAs, Blackberries, and Mobile Devices

Authors: William Wheeler
Paperback ISBN: 9781555582951
eBook ISBN: 9780080478555
Imprint: Digital Press
Published Date: 21st November 2003
Page Count: 403
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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 increase of devices, and the corresponding complexity of managing those resources and the increase in cost to the firm.

Key Features

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


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

Table of Contents

Author Information Preface Acknowledgments 1 Introduction and Handheld Basics Executive Summary 1.1 Avoiding the “That's the Way We've always Done it” Trap 1.2 What is a Personal Digital assistant? 1.3 What it is Not? 1.4 How Do We Get the Most Out of it? 1.5 So We Ask again, “What is a PDA?” 1.5.1 It is Portable 1.5.2 It is Convenient 1.5.3 It Helps You Remember 1.5.4 It is Scalable 1.5.5 It Comes in Different Flavors 1.5.6 It is an Extension to Your PC 1.5.7 It is Open to Software Developers to Solve Your Problems 1.6 So What Does a PDA Buy Me? 1.6.1 It Promotes a Professional Image 1.6.2 It Reduces Paperwork 1.6.3 It Reduces Errors 1.6.4 It is Cool! 1.7 Use it Like it Was intended to be Used 1.8 Baseline Features 1.9 Calendar 1.10 Contacts or Phone Book 1.11 Tasks/To-Do's 1.12 Notes/Memos 1.13 Email Summary 2 Handhelds as industrial Strength tools Executive Summary 2.1 Barcoding 2.2 Barcode Symbology and Formats 2.3 Scanners and Decoders 2.4 Batch Scanners 2.5 Wireless Scanners 2.6 Additional Software and A-Os 2.7 Cellular Phones 2.8 Wireless Standards 2.9 High Points of the 802.11 Standards Summary 3 Laying the Groundwork for Success Executive Summary 3.1 Business Justification 3.2 Cost 3.3 Scope 3.4 Schedule 3.5 Putting Cost, Scope, and Schedule Together 3.6 Feasibility Analysis 3.7 Feasibility Analysis Matrix 3.8 Identify Critical Success Factors Summary 4 How Do We Know Where to Go Without a Plan? Executive Summary 4.1 Planning 4.2 Request for Information System Services 4.3 Preliminary Investigations 4.4 Problem Analysis 4.5 Pest Management Problem Description 4.6 Describe Curr


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About the Author

William Wheeler

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Project Manager, Corporate Client Services for The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.


"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