Synopses & Reviews
With the right applications, the iPad can become more than just a content consumption device for videos, music, and electronic books. It can be a content production device as well -- generating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations for the workplace. This ability to produce content, given the right applications, immediately shifts the iPad into a useful business device. For example, businesses that depend on fast, accurate business processes can utilize the iPad to supply data quickly, invoice customers, and manage vendors from a reliable, highly mobile platform. TAKE YOUR IPAD TO WORK is for anyone who wants to get started using the iPad in a professional environment. By demonstrating the different types of business apps available for the iPad, this book will show you how using an iPad in many situations is actually more convenient and productive than using a laptop or a PC. You'll also be able to make a stronger case for using the iPad effectively in your place of business.
About the Author
Brian Proffitt is a technology expert who blogs on ITworld.com on Open Source technology and Twitters as @TheTechScribe on a wide range of technology sectors. Currently, he is an adjunct instructor at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Formerly the Community Manager of the Linux Foundation, he has also been Managing Editor of Linux Today (linuxtoday.com), a news and information site about all things Linux and Open Source, as well as four other Linux Web sites for Jupitermedia Corp. He is the author of numerous books on computer technology.
Table of Contents
PART I: GETTING READY FOR WORK: ORIENTATION. 1. First Day: Introducing the iPad. 2. Second Day: Interfacing with the iPad. 3. Third Day: Connecting with the iPad. 4. Fourth Day: Using the iPad Apps. PART II: IPAD APPS FOR EVERY BUSINESS. 5. Surf the Web: Safari. 6. Get the Word Out: E-Mail. 7. Get to iWork: Productivity. 8. From iPad to Paper: Printing. 9. In the Cloud with MobileMe: Online Storage. PART III: IPAD APPS FOR RETAIL. 10. Ring Me Up: Point of Sale. 11. When the Work's Done: Invoicing. 12. Managing Stuff: Inventory. 13. Shout to the World: Signs, Banners, and Flyers. PART IV: IPAD APPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS. 14. Box it Up: Shipping. 15. Face-to-Face, Face-to-Web: Meetings. 16. Build Online: Web Site Creation. 17. Track Online: Web Site Management. 18. Make a List:Task Management. PART V: IPAD APPS FOR THE ENTERPRISE. 19. Put on a Show: Presentations. 20. Make the Sale: Sales Management. 21. See the Big Picture: Project Management. 22. Manage the Customer: CRM. 23. From the Home Office: Enterprise Messaging. PART VI: IPAD APPS FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL. 24. Get Ready to Go: Travel Arrangements. 25. On the Plane: Multimedia. 26. On the Plane: Books.