E-books for work?
May 31, 2011 1:22 PM Subscribe
What e-book vendor offers the widest selection of technical titles with reasonable DRM that I can suggest to my employer?
posted by wenestvedt to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to recommend that we start buying e-books at work (instead of only paper books), starting with the IT department. Currently, our Procurement staff buy paper books most often from Amazon. What vendor (Amazon? O'Reilly's Safari? something else?) offer a good selection of tech books without suffocating DRM?
We do a lot of Oracle and Windows and Solaris and .Net and are getting into Linux. We don't intend to cheat the system and buy a single copy to share: I'm actually trying to find a vendor where someone in Procurement can order the book for me without it having to be associated with my particular device. Has anyone's employer done this for them? (We're .edu IT, if that helps.)
I suspect that Kindle would be good because the reader app exists for so many platforms. Is this true?
PDFs and epubs and such would be better than online-only solutions like Safari, but I am interested in all feedback. Thanks in advance.