According to many, USB standardized organizations have made many claims that USB 3.0 will come to smartphones and tablets this year. This is important to our industry and will make things a lot better. These units will have microUSB ports located on them that will allow this manner of connection which will fit all different size devices. The ports will allow faster data transfer between mobile devices and hosts such as PC’s, some of which will already have USB 3.0 ports located in them. Data transfer rates will be roughly between 800 to 1000 Mbps (MG per second). The current port connection is USB 2.0 and the upgrade to 3.0 will greatly improve speed. A data transfer with USB 2.0 that takes 15 minutes will be greatly reduces to 1 minute with USB 3.0, quite a difference. As a result tablets and smartphones will recharge much faster via USB 3.0.
Recently, BVA began recommending the Blackberry Server Enterprise Express edition to many of our small to medium sized clients due to the fact that it is now FREE. This seems to be a move by RIM due to the fact that there are so many Active-Sync phones (iPhone, Droid, HTC-EVO, etc…) that are flooding the market and can accomplish the same tasks as a blackberry (sync contacts, calendar, and email) with no expensive server. It is extremely cost effective and very functional, and allows all of your mobile devices to be managed from a central location.
What is the price?
It’s free! Yep that is correct it now costs you nothing! You simply download the application and install it in your existing exchange environment (We recommend you have a professional do the install).
What do I need?
You need to have existing infrastructure with a Microsoft Exchange server or Small Business Server. It will support up to 75 users when installed on top of the Exchange server. If you require more users, it is recommended that you install it on a separate server.
What features does it have?
Although it is now free, there are still many features available. Blackberry Server Enterprise Express edition has an easy to use web based management console that can be accessed from any PC, making it very easy for consulting companies and administrators to create and manage users.
It also offers multiple IT policies to help govern your workforce. You can also push out applications, create groups, and even push device software updates seamlessly to the users.
GET IT NOW!
If you feel that your organization could benefit from this great FREE piece of software, let BVA help. We have installed the Blackberry Server Enterprise Express edition in a wide variety of environments and configurations. From a single small business server to companies with many servers, we can help you accomplish the task.
For more information on Blackberry Enterprise Express Edition, please see the video below.