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Wireless Internet Enterprise Applications: A Wiley Tech Brief

ISBN: 978-0-471-43761-1
256 pages
March 2002
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Get a jump start on deploying next-generation Internet technologies in your business The rapid growth of wireless Internet technologies is changing not only the way we do business but also the way we must think about designing wireless and Web applications and services. This book provides a much-needed overview of the various technologies and business aspects of what is fast becoming a priority for corporate technical and nontechnical staff alike. Industry expert Chetan Sharma provides complete guidance on how to devise and implement a successful wireless Internet business plan, revealing the latest wireless hardware and software trends, solutions, and services.

With his competent advice, you'll discover how the technology works and how to weigh business, technical, and cost issues when integrating wireless capabilities into your applications and services. You'll also be able to sail through the dizzying array of available business products, standards, and applications. Along with illustrations, references, and a useful listing of Web resources, you'll find easily accessible, up-to-the-minute discussions of:

  • The history of wireless communication and where it's heading
  • Wireless Internet solutions for all major industries
  • Enabling technologies such as WAP, VoiceXML, Position Location, Bluetooth, Personalization, Biometrics, and much more
  • The major players in wireless Internet, including AT&T, NTT DoCoMo, Nokia, Palm, Phone.com, IBM, and many others
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Table of Contents

Wireless Internet Enterprise Applications.

A Wireless Primer.

Market Drivers.

The Wireless Internet Applications and Services Landscape.

Technology Landscape.


Evaluating Wireless Internet Solutions.

Wireless Internet Strategy: Critical Success Factors and Guiding Principles.

Wireless Internet Tomorrow.

The Last Word.


References and Recommended Readings.

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Author Information

CHETAN SHARMA is the founder and principal of Pervasive Computing Practice at Luminant Worldwide, one of the world's largest and most experienced Internet professional services firm. In this role, he provides vision and strategic direction, directs R&D efforts, identifies and establishes leading industry partnerships, oversees global client engagements, and provides industry leadership. He is frequently invited to speak at industry conferences worldwide on wireless and related technologies and is often quoted in media publications. He also holds patents in wireless communications.

Wiley Tech Briefs

Focused on the needs of the corporate IT and business manager, the Tech Briefs series provides in-depth information on a new or emerging technology, solutions, and vendor offerings available in the marketplace. With their accessible approach, these books will help you get quickly up-to-speed on a topic so that you can effectively compete, grow, and better serve your customers.
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"It is an enjoyable read.... Sharma is an inspiring writer, and reading Wireless Internet Enterprise Applications is well worth a few hours of your time..." (Application Development Advisor, March 2001)

"Should you be one of the professionals out there that is desperately finding themselves more and more out of touch with the advancements on this particluar field then a thorough read of this book would dtans you in good stead." (M2 Communications, 19 January 2001)

"...written authoritatively and concisely...an excellent overview...highly recommended..." (Cvu, February 2003)

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