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Mobile Computing Systems Design Issues

The following systems design issues are important in a mobile computing project:

  • Developing a durable technology architecture for today and tomorrow
  • Wireless and Fixed Wireline network design - selecting the right network components and service provider
  • Integration (or not) of the mobile applications (both client and server portion) with the Internet and web architecture
  • Capacity planning and calculating response time - both network and application processing. Please remember there are many, many network hops and several processors involved in end-to-end transaction path.
  • Data compression and bandwidth optimization considerations and tecniques
  • Total system availability design
  • Wireless security issues
  • Asset management issues
  • Ergonomic Design considerations, such as form factor, battery life, method of input - pen, touch, keyboard or voice, ruggedness, fixed or portable installation

For more details on each of these topics, please click on this page.  For still greater depth, please refer to Chapter 17 of  "Mobile Computing - A Systems Integrator's Handbook"


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