Comparing Secure Mobile Workforce Solutions: Research in Motion BlackBerry vs. Microsoft ActiveSync

Oct 16, 2009

Download In today's mobile work culture, corporate staff - from executive to individual contributor - work beyond the boundaries of the traditional office environment. To support this concept, many organizations are adopting mobile solutions for these employees, who expect not only access to information, but full participation in business from any location whenever it is required. What is the best solution for your company? What options are there?

This paper analyzes key user experience features such as email, calendars, text messaging, sync capabilities and security, along with administrator mandates and servicing, and compares the Research In Motion BlackBerry solution (BlackBerry mobile devices and BlackBerry Enterprise Server) with the Microsoft� mobile solution (Microsoft Windows Mobile� and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 with Microsoft ActiveSync� technology).

Learn more about how manufacturers and mobile network operators have released a wide array of devices that have different characteristics and capabilities, and analyze what will work best for your organization. Did you know that many mobile solutions require the purchase of specific devices and accompanying server-based middleware? These requirements can add to the cost, complexity, and administrative overhead of the solution.

Leverage the information in this paper to understand the benefits and shortcomings of both the BlackBerry and Microsoft ActiveSync solutions, and help determine what will work best for your organization.

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