Managing Mobile Devices
In This Chapter
Looking at mobile devices
Configuring Windows Mobile devices for Exchange access
Examining BlackBerry and BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES)
Considering security implications
A computer consultant once purchased a used BlackBerry device on eBay for $15.50. When he put in a new battery and turned on the device, he discovered that it contained confidential e-mails and personal contact information for executives of a well-known financial institution.
It turns out that a former executive with the company sold his old BlackBerry on eBay a few months after he left the firm. He’d assumed that because he’d removed the battery, everything on the BlackBerry had been erased.
The point of this true story is that mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers pose a special set of challenges for network administrators. These challenges are now being faced even by administrators of small networks. Just a few years ago, only large companies had BlackBerry or other mobile devices that integrated with Exchange e-mail, for example. ...