Mobile Accessibility

Integrating Mac To Windows: What Apple Won't Tell You

If your company has a mixed environment of Windows and Macs and you've recently tried to upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS X, you have no doubt encountered frustrating incompatibility issues. Why is that? Well, perhaps Apple forgot to tell you something!

Mac OS X has always supported two network protocols: AFP (Apple Filing Protocol), which is Apple’s native file sharing protocol for Macs, and SMB (Server Messaging Block), which is the native file sharing protocol for Windows and is typically used for NAS storage.

With each OS X update, Apple has tried to improve Mac SMB compatibility. But, even with the latest SMB3 support in OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac users continue to report frustrating problems, especially with key applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.

Defense Against Cybersecurity Risks

Mobile technology has enabled small businesses to flourish over the past few years, but also generated a new set of cybersecurity risks. As small businesses do more and more business online with cloud services that sorely lack sufficient security protocols, they become ideal targets to hackers. Inc. described the problem thus: “To the hacker, that translates into reams of sensitive data behind a door with an easy lock to pick.”

Acronis provides an answer for secure data mobility for small businesses: Acronis Access 7. With Acronis Access 7, small businesses can grant their team access to important files and documents from any device wherever they are while providing an unparalleled level of security. Key features include: