The iPhone continues to increase in popularity and it’s been more suitable for business since the launch of the 3GS, which added hardware encryption. However, configuring and deploying devices remains an issue. Apple’s iPhone management tools are primitive at best, and awkward for any business trying to manage a fleet of devices.
Virtualisation is a powerful tool. You can use it to consolidate multiple applications on a single piece of hardware, or use several different operating systems at the same time. Often seen solely as the province of the enterprise data centre or the development lab, virtualisation is rapidly becoming a powerful tool for the SME as well, providing new routes to disaster recovery, and helping future-proof legacy applications.
For clients who have outgrown SBS 2003, or who just can’t wait any longer for Exchange 2007, migrate them to a new server that’s 64-bit. Microsoft has made a lot of changes with Exchange 2007. The biggest is a switch to only supporting a 64-bit version.
Small businesses depend more than ever on technology, but also face a growing challenge when it comes to managing their IT assets.
The lowest price isn’t always the best value; paying a little extra for a notebook that’s designed for business could be a better deal.
The challenge and reward of running SBS 2008 on Microsoft’s free Hyper-V Server platform.
Subscribe and get the magazine in the post before it's online
Subscribe and get access to all of the back issues
To read a sample eMagazine - March 2010