Reap The Benefits of Enterprise Mobility

Each month we get dozens of phone calls from business owners and IT managers looking to sync business email, contacts and calendars to their smartphones – from BlackBerry to Droid to iPhone.

Having full access to your business email, contacts and calendars on the go is the biggest productivity benefit of a smartphone. Yet, it can be expensive and confusing to set up this type of synchronization, and the most beneficial feature goes unused.  There are alternatives that do not require expensive servers, manuals or IT staff.

  • One option – accept less functionality on your smartphone: Have your mobile carrier set up BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS). While it is a very economical alternative, it can leave the majority of productivity benefits – like real-time email synchronization and access to calendars – unaddressed.
  • A better option – use hosted Exchange for a full-featured smartphone: A Microsoft Exchange hosting provider like Intermedia can deliver enterprise mobile capabilities as part of its service. You get all the productivity benefits of Outlook – calendar sharing, company address lists and OCS – while in the office and on the go.

Microsoft research indicates the number one reason small- and mid-size businesses adopt hosted Exchange is for mobile access to their email. BlackBerry users can learn more about the difference between BIS versus BES in our whitepaper, which also details how hosted Exchange providers can deliver the capabilities you need.

If you are an iPhone, Droid or other smartphone user, learn more about how ActiveSync can provide enterprise mobility features to your device.  

To speak with a representative from Intermedia, call 800-379-7729. We’ll give you candid answers, not a canned script.

About The Intermedia Team

Intermedia's Office in the Cloud™ delivers essential IT services for SMBs and the partners who serve them — including hosted Exchange, Hosted PBX, SecuriSync file sync and share, security, mobility and more.