For the past couple of weeks I have been working with a client from Ohio on upgrading parts of their IT infrastructure. Specifically we are upgrading their email capabilities and mobile platform.
The company is a small manufacturing business which produces commercial products for the building industry. They have been in business for since 1955. Currently they are using POP accounts for email and a combination of BlackBerry’s and iPads for mobile devices.
To help them with email their email will be migrated to a solution which combines Microsoft Exchange and our Business Class email. The reason for the hybrid system is to keep costs down and provide maximum efficiencies for the management team. Those with the need get Exchange while staff with minimum requirements will use Business Class email.
In order to ensure everything flows smoothly and minimize downtime, the device migration will start with the CEO. He has been using a BlackBerry for many years and their account is with AT&T. Our suggestion is to move to Verizon Wireless, and this past weekend I met the CEO at the Verizon Wireless store in Clifton Park New York. The representative James Preece was extremely knowledgeable, and great to work with.
As the CEO relies on his mobile device for email very heavily, my suggestion was to move to a Motorola Droid 4. I believe having a physical keyboard is a big asset for typing. The software we will use is Touchdown, which is an Exchange Client. Touchdown is a power tool for business users and offers a great array of customization options.