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Apptix Announces Exchange Support for Motorola Droid

November 23, 2009

Apptix, a provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange e-mail, Microsoft SharePoint, and hosted VoIP services for businesses throughout the world, has reportedly announced the availability of hosted Exchange support for the Motorola Droid, the new Android 2.0-equipped smartphone from Motorola.

The Droid uses ActiveSync, an Apptix service that lets users take full advantage of the enterprise-class power of hosted Microsoft Exchange e-mail and collaboration services. As a result, Apptix is contributing to positioning Droid in the market as a more effective business communications tool for companies of any size.
“Resource constrained IT departments today are being asked to support an increasingly mobile workforce that is using an expanding range of smartphones,” said James Bond, Apptix’s director of research and development, in a statement. “This is why Apptix is device agnostic in the smartphone wars. No matter what make or operating system our customers are using, we will be able to support their needs for mobile Microsoft communication and collaboration capabilities.”
Apptix supports Android 2.0, iPhone, Blackberry, Palm and Windows Mobile smartphone operating systems, providing mobile Microsoft Outlook e-mail, calendaring and collaboration services for users on these devices.
Last week, Apptix announced its inclusion on Software Magazine’s Software 500 ranking. Now in its 27th year, the Software 500 ranking is a collection of the world’s largest software and service providers. This is the third year that Apptix has been included in this list.
Earlier this month, Apptix’s CFO, Chris Mack, was named as a finalist for the Washington Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award. The CFO of the Year award honors financial professionals in the greater Washington, DC area for their outstanding performance as corporate financial stewards.
In May, Apptix customer, the Virginia-based search engine marketing firm Search Mojo, announced that it had saved nearly 42 percent in capital and recurring service costs by leveraging hosted business VoIP from Apptix, a provider of hosted e-mail, voice, and collaboration services for small and medium-sized businesses.
In light of the global economic struggles, many are wondering as to the direction of specific industries and if they have what it takes to survive into the recovery. According to Chris Damvakaris, vice president of sales and marketing, for Apptix, the future for

“Employee productivity and cost efficiencies are key corporate benefits of UC,” said Damvakaris in a unified communications interview. “UC integrates all communication tools – e-mail, voice, fax, IM, Web conferencing, mobile devices – into a single interface.”
This latest announcement from Apptix demonstrates the company’s approach to supporting those technologies that are not only on the cutting edge, but also growing in demand as a result of the benefits offered to consumers. It is this focus that will help the company enjoy its market positioning as the global economy navigates the long road to recovery. 

Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for unified communications and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney

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