The University of Houston, my alma mater and hometown school, has deployed Windows Mobile Pocket PCs to its 5,000 faculty and staff members. The University installed Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and gave Pocket PCs to the employees to provide reliable remote connections. The benefits from the deployment:
- Faculty increases productivity, even when away from campus, with Pocket PCs running Windows Mobile 2003 and using pocket versions of Outlook 2003, Microsoft Office Word 2003, and Microsoft Office Excel 2003.
- Faculty and staff can now easily access e-mail, contacts, and calendar information— anytime, anywhere.
- Faculty and staff can better manage time, information, and workloads with Outlook 2003 functionality that easily synchronizes with Windows Mobile–based devices.
- IT staff increases productivity with simplified account management found in integrated technologies of Exchange Server 2003.
There is a case history on the Microsoft web site that provdes an in-depth look at the server hardware and software that contributes to the total solution. I always find these types of case histories so informative and the local setting made this one even better.