Ever wanted to synchronize your Blackberry with a Mac?

Ever wanted to synchronize your Blackberry with a Mac?

More ubiquitous than the Iphone, the Blackberry — widely hailed as the granddaddy of the smartphone — has served as an invaluable tool for professionals on the go.

Whether you’re communicating with your manager off-site or corresponding with business contacts while vacationing, the blackberry keeps you in touch at even the most inconvenient of times.

The key to this is the synchronization of your blackberry with your network — home or business. As the term would suggest, “synchronization” does just that: it syncs your blackberry up with the network to which you’d like an uninterrupted connection, effectively mirroring any activity that originates on the network and reproducing it on your phone.

For instance, if you’re a VP brokering a new deal in Chicago that will result growth for your corporation, you want to stay apprised of the internal correspondence being exchanged between upper management at the home office in Houston. Synchronization of your blackberry with your organization’s server  will keep you current with any email sent to your office account, just as if you were sitting at your computer.

Unfortunately,  synchronization of your blackberry with a Macintosh was difficult, requiring the use of third-party solutions that didn’t always work as intended.

Until now.

Responding to this growing need, R.I.M. has released a tool for those looking to synchronize a Blackberry with a Mac.

This can used with:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • iCal
  • Address Book

Additional features include automatic backups, the installation of firmware updates, and the synchronization of iTunes to your Blackberry.

As is the case with the introduction of any new tool, one can find themselves confronted by more questions than answers. If you’re at all confused about how to put this to use, give our office a call.

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