BES v Activesync - While roaming

Hi

I have a number of clients that want to swap from Blackberry to ActiveSync.

The main concern they have is the data charges while roaming.

Can anyone explain the difference of data usage between the two services??

I look forward to hearing from you
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Rob KnightConsultantCommented:
Hi,

If they want to stay with BlackBerry devices, they can use Astrasync (www.astrasync.com).

if you're moving to Android, iOS, Symbian S60 etc. have you considered Good Mobile Enterprise - www.good.com?

Similar to BlackBerry in operation, it offers email/PIM etc. as well as security policies, encryption etc. It's FIPS 140-2 and Claims Tested so suitable for Government and where you're under obligations to encrypt personal data (DPA), then it's compliant.

Regards,


RobMobility.
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aslsupportAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the comments

more info - most of our clients are using exchange 2010 sp1.

Cheers
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Rob KnightConsultantCommented:
Hi,

BlackBerry and Good use an optimised transport which would reduce the data usage when compared to ActiveSync.

When viewing attachments, BlackBerry streams 'chunks' of data from the Attachment service to the device over the optimised transport so the whole document isn't downloaded.

ActiveSync could be configured to download less in terms of email content before any more is manually requested by the user?

It really depends what you want to do, how the devices are typically used etc.?

Regards,


Rob Knight.

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aslsupportAuthor Commented:
Lets say for example that the devices were set not to download attachments and it was just general email chitter chatter.
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Rob KnightConsultantCommented:
Hi,

Then BlackBerry with BES is probably the most efficient solution here, especially with attachments as these are streamed in small chunks to the device rather downloaded in their entirety.

Regards,


RobMobility.
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Rob KnightConsultantCommented:
Hi,

Apologies, just re-read your comment.

BES would still be more efficient as it uses a proprietary, compressed protocol, but in reality, if configured correctly with the right roaming data plan, then you should be fine with ActiveSync.

Good does use its own protocols for compression and encryption so that too would be more efficient.

Regards,


RobMobility
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aslsupportAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much
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