BlackBerry Enterprise Solution launched to help managing devices, Android and iOS included
RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook hinted that the company might be looking into closer integration of other platforms and now with the launch of the multi-platform BlackBerry Enterprise Solution, 'Berry users will be able to administer not only the PlayBook or RIM handsets, but Android and iOS devices as well. The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution is available for both tablets and smartphone and allows to securely manage a growing number of devices across various platforms.
To do the trick, RIM will use a separate device management server running on ubi-Suite, which functions as a virtual machine for different environment, all under the umbrella of a single server. It is also running under the same web interface through which devices are accessed and activated, but you could also administer them by updating software, locking the gadgets, resetting passwords, IT policies and overseeing apps.
Is the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution a key selling point for the BlackBerry Bold 9900? It's hard to say so as it will run across other devices as well, but it seems that RIM has reserved some features exclusively for the new Bold. For a full press release with all the details of the new service, hit the link below.
2. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
One of the best moves rim could have done
3. snowgator (Posts: 3199; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Agreed. This and the 4G Bold make for a fun first day in Orlando for RIM.
4. PhoneLuver (Posts: 465; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
This makes sense for people who already have BES. But those who don't have it probably won't bother, especially when Active Sync is so easy to administer.
5. moman85 (unregistered)
When your company is about to fail, you get desperate