For companies that are currently utilizing a Blackberry server many are considering switching to Active Sync with the greater demand for iPhones and Android platforms. What exactly does this mean for your business? Many employees have had a great interest in purchasing an alternative platform to Blackberry so let’s take look at how you can also integrate Active Sync into your environment and the advantages/disadvantages you will need to consider.
One of the biggest advantages to Active Sync is the change in infrastructure that would take place in your environment. Less hardware is actually required to run Active Sync, instead of maintaining a stand-alone server as is required for a Blackberry server, you run Active Sync from your Exchange server.
Active Sync allows you to (more…)
As one of Thrive’s primary Macintosh resources, I’m beginning to see an increasing trend in companies moving to Mac. Maybe it’s the allure of the “Macintosh Experience”, or the life expectancy of the hardware or even – and this is a stretch – that the average utilization time with a Mac running on batteries is close to four hours at full processor potential.
But moving your users to Mac, and maintaining a Windows Server infrastructure, isn’t without its caveats. Let’s face it, the two are (and always will be) competitors. Sure, Microsoft makes software to run on the (more…)