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In the business world there are literally dozens of options for your technology. Take mobile for example; You can run Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Mobile. Tablets have a few options too with the iPad, Blackberry Playbook and Android tablets too. However, when it comes to Apple, many believe you have to be “all Apple” or not.
First, let’s clarify a couple of things here:
- Windows PC’s are still the best option for business environments. Software is more readily available. Hardware is less expensive and there are certainly more options for service. When it comes to selection for your business technology, there are far more scenarios / options using a Windows based network, than that of Apple.
- iPhones and iPads integrate well with Windows. Apple has done a great job of providing built in support for Microsoft technologies right within their mobile devices. Both the iPad and the iPhone have support for Microsoft Exchange Email Server meaning that they’re just as good (if not better) at handling your Exchange server email as Blackberry or other mobile devices are.
With those two points in mind we can make a strong case that when it comes to Apple, a hybrid model really does work well. Utilizing their mobile devices with a solid Windows based network infrastructure can create an efficient, manageable technology environment.
Ask us about our real-life examples of using Windows and Apple in the same technology environment.