BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-05-2010, 12:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Rodgers
Posts: 15
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Please help me with sync options - urgent

Please Login to Remove!

Hi guys. I've done as much research as I can understand for a newbe and it seems that Notifysync or BPS Express are really the only robust alternatives for a single user wanting to sync to my work emails, contacts, calendar in an Activesync environment.

I don't want to go to the simple solution of swapping to iPhone which everyone else seems to now be using in our small office. I've got about a week left to decide and do not want to give up my 9700 and swing over to the iphone if I can't find a solution.

Questions:
1. Does BPS express allow me to to still have my other emails coming into the phone or is the phone completely controlled by the Administrator? ...or does it only control my work mailbox, contacts, calendar.

2. Does the Administrator have the ability to log other personal emails, web traffic etc?

3. Is the iPhone sync safe for work stuff? I keep reading that is not that secure like BB.

Thanks in advance.
Offline  
Old 01-05-2010, 02:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
Appleinator
 
Dubdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App5
OS: AJBR549
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,020
Post Thanks: 54
Thanked 778 Times in 740 Posts
Default

Why not use Outlook and BIS or Google (contacts and calendar) and BIS (email)? Email doesn't sync, but is that a 100% necessity?
__________________
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!

-->>Twitter


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Offline  
Old 01-05-2010, 04:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Rodgers
Posts: 15
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dubdub View Post
Why not use Outlook and BIS or Google (contacts and calendar) and BIS (email)? Email doesn't sync, but is that a 100% necessity?
Yes I do need that ota ability.
Offline  
Old 01-06-2010, 10:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
djm2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model: 9780
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 4,634
Post Thanks: 28
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Default

1. You can add other accounts with BPS. I have 3 extra on mine. Biggest head ache is making sure that calendar appointments go onto the "right" calendar -- which for me is always the one associated with the BPS account.

2. Check the FAQ section for a document on what administrators can and cannot see.

3. I believe that the BB is more secure than an iPhone, but then I drink the Kool-Aide!

Another option for you is a hosted exchange account. That will also give you OTA access to everything. What is your current corporate email structure?
Offline  
Old 01-06-2010, 10:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
Appleinator
 
Dubdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App5
OS: AJBR549
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,020
Post Thanks: 54
Thanked 778 Times in 740 Posts
Default

Given your needs, I concur with djm2's suggestion of a hosted BES option, such as exchangemymail or mailstreet, if you do not/cannot have your own corporate BES implementation.
__________________
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!

-->>Twitter


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Offline  
Old 01-08-2010, 01:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Blackfryar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Berwick, Scotland
Model: 9780
OS: 6.0.0.294
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Vodafone
Posts: 24
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I've just purchased NotifySync after a 14 day free trial. This enables me to wirelessly sync my OWA Outlook email, calendar, task list and contacts seamlessly without any interference with my personal emails. My IT Dept will of course have access to my work emails as OWA is accessed via the WAN, but crucially not my personal emails. NotifySync is easy to install and the back up support service is excellent.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.