I liked the book's focus on applications and use cases. Too often, we get caught up in the "coolness" of the iPad and lose sight of users and applications. A variety of vertical and horizontal applications (internal and external), off-the-shelf and custom applications as well as application architectures including native, web, hybrid and virtual are discussed along with the advantages and disadvantages.
The book provides a good overview but there were topics that I would have liked to see more detail:
- Security, end-point management, malware and data at rest security
- Social applications (e.g. FaceBook, Twitter, IBM Connections, Sharepoint etc.)
- Deployment, education and support
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity and solutions
- E-mail, contacts and calendar are the most widely-used enterprise applications and I would have liked to see more detail on Apple's implementation
- Key limitations of the iPad compared to other platforms and iPad in the context of a larger, heterogeneous mobile strategy
That said, the book does a good job of covering the bases and I recommend it.