To 3G or not to 3G

We’ve had a pretty conservative attitude to the wonders of accessing your data from anywhere across the 3G mobile networks. In our testing, 3G’s performance has been well under it’s marketing hype and the stability hasn’t been great either. But today, being caught short by a very secure network that prevented him from getting an outside connection, Matthew tethered his iPad to his Android smartphone to access our own cloud-based FileMaker solution. Our in-house system is like the proverbial builder’s house; it is at least 5 years old, was never built for wide area networking, let alone 3G optimization. But it worked. It was slow but it worked.