Mobile Strategy

Author: Dirk Nicol
Publisher: IBM Press
ISBN: 9780133094947
Release Date: 2013-04-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Navigate the Mobile Landscape with Confidence and Create a Mobile Strategy That Wins in the Market Place Mobile Strategy gives IT leaders the ability to transform their business by offering all the guidance they need to navigate this complex landscape, leverage its opportunities, and protect their investments along the way. IBM’s Dirk Nicol clearly explains key trends and issues across the entire mobile project lifecycle. He offers insights critical to evaluating mobile technologies, supporting BYOD, and integrating mobile, cloud, social, and big data. Throughout, you’ll find proven best practices based on real-world case studies from his extensive experience with IBM’s enterprise customers. Coverage includes • Understanding the profound implications and challenges of consumerized IT in the mobile space • Uncovering powerful new opportunities to drive value from mobile technology • Transforming “systems of record” to “systems of engagement” that fully reflect context and intelligence • Identifying proven patterns for delivering common mobile capabilities in operations, commerce, collaboration, and marketing • Managing security threats related to lost/stolen devices, insecure Wi-Fi, and built-in cameras • Choosing mobile data protection, security, and management options: wrappers, containers, virtualization, mobile Software Development Kits (SDKs), virtual private networks (VPNs), Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), and anti-malware • Handling the “app store” distribution model and managing updates • Using mobile middleware to support multiple platforms and back-end connectivity with less complexity • Building and integrating high-quality mobile apps—and getting useful customer feedback to improve them • Addressing international considerations and emerging markets • Mastering methodologies for successfully and rapidly executing mobile projects • Converging mobile, cloud, social, and big data into a single high-value IT delivery platform

The Ottomans and the Mamluks

Author: Cihan Yüksel Muslu
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9780857735805
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Genre: History

Beginning on the eve of Oceanic exploration, and the first European forays into the Indian Ocean and the Middle East, The Ottomans and the Mamluks traces the growth of the Ottoman Empire from a tiny Anatolian principality to a world power, and the relative decline of the Mamluks - historic defenders of Mecca and Medina and the rulers of Egypt and Syria. Cihan Yüksel Muslu traces the intertwined stories of these two dominant Sunni Muslim empires of the early modern world, setting out to question the view that Muslim rulers were historically concerned above all with the idea of Jihad against non-Muslim entities. Through analysis of the diplomatic and military engagements around the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean, Muslu traces the interactions of these Islamic super-powers and their attitudes towards the wider world. This is the first detailed study of one of the most important political and cultural relationships in early-modern Islamic history.