July 11, 2008
mindSHIFT Technologies Announces Support for Apple Product Line
FAIRFAX, Va., July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of premier IT infrastructure and software services for small and medium-sized organizations, today announced plans to support Apple Inc.'s iPhone, released today, as well as Apple Mac laptops and desktops. This strategic move by mindSHIFT extends the company's comprehensive suite of premier managed IT services, enabling customers to more easily take advantage of the benefits of innovative new technology with the confidence that their IT infrastructure will be expertly managed by a fully-staffed team of experienced IT professionals.
Support for Apple's iPhone 3G is the latest addition to mindSHIFT's managed IT services offering, which provides full synchronization support for the iPhone through Microsoft ActiveSync. As mindSHIFT's newest supported mobile device, the iPhone provides mobile users with enterprise-class remote access any time, anywhere. mindSHIFT provides this enterprise-class remote messaging not only with the iPhone, but with all mobile devices -- including the BlackBerry and Treo -- that are compatible with Microsoft ActiveSync, BlackBerry Enterprise Server or Good Messaging Server. With these synchronization software packages, mobile devices such as the iPhone receive continuous, automatic updates to email messages, appointments and contacts.
mindSHIFT will support Apple Mac desktops and laptops to meet increasing demand. According to IDC, Apple's share of U.S. PC unit shipments increased from 5.2 percent to 6.6 percent between the first quarter of 2007 and the first quarter of 2008, and Gartner predicts that Apple will double its market share in computers by 2011.
mindSHIFT's support for the iPhone and Mac reaffirms its commitment to provide premier IT infrastructure and software services to small and medium-sized businesses. "Apple is starting to successfully penetrate the corporate environment, especially among smaller organizations," said Paul Chisholm, Chairman and CEO of mindSHIFT. "SMBs are different from large enterprises because any investment they make in IT is clearly linked to the business. Thus, they are quicker to adopt new technologies, such as the iPhone."
"Now our customers have the benefit of Apple's continuous and frequent innovation, giving them the ability to be more flexible, agile, and responsive to their customers, while having the technology "peace of mind" that comes with a managed IT infrastructure," Chisholm said.
mindSHIFT will support the iPhone effective this month; Mac support will commence in the fourth quarter.
About mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc.
mindSHIFT provides technology peace of mind to small and medium-sized organizations by delivering premier IT infrastructure and software services that utilize the most reliable and advanced systems and processes in the world. Organizations use mindSHIFT's managed IT services to focus on their core business, increase reliability and protect mission-critical data. We make IT work for your business. (R) http://www.mindshift.com/
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