Mobile computing devices have moved on since the days of the first Palm Pilot and the Psion Organizer. For the accountant in business or practice, the tools are available right now to run a mobile office in the palm of your hand and keep in touch with customers, clients and colleagues worldwide. We are seeing major hardware improvements almost quarterly, so here is the state of the market as of April 2006.
Our mobile accountant has two basic requirements:
1.to carry and use Microsoft Office files (Outlook, Word, Excel maybe even Powerpoint)PDA; and
2.to be able to send and receive email via the office mail server (access just to a webmail service such as Hotmail is too limiting)
PDA Palm vs Windows
Until recently the natural solution has been a PDA, but while these meet objective 1 abo...