Concise and accessible, Wireless Web brings the big picture of wireless technology into sharp focus for today's business and technical managers. In plain language, the book details how the growth in wireless services affects every corner of the business environment for customers, suppliers, and today's increasingly mobile workforce. Moving beyond the buzzwords, this book illustrates the exciting new opportunities that "anyplace, anytime" connectivity brings. The book begins with an overview of the wireless web and its advantages, followed by an introduction to the devices, technologies, and emerging standards that are changing the scope of wireless communication. The final section highlights security, which is fundamental to the economic viability of the wireless web. Wireless Web's highlights include a close look at: Wireless applications for the business-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-business (B2B), and business-to-employee (B2E) markets; How new developments in synchronization and voice are leading to the next generation wireless "killer app"; How Bluetooth networking technology will increase productivity through cross-device communication; How wireless local area networks (WLANs) are augmenting and replacing traditional local area networks; The technical and political forces behind the new third generation (3G) high speed networks; How the WAP, XML, and J2ME standards are fueling the growth of the wireless web; Wireless security frameworks including VPNs, PKI, and digital certificates. Complete with detailed illustrations and a handy glossary of wireless terminology, Wireless Web documents how "no wires" technology is ushering in a world of exciting new possibilities.