RIM has announced today the launch of the Hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server (hereto forth known as HBES). HBES is a product of new software developed by RIM that allows service providers to offer hosted, managed BES service. This allows small to medium-sized businesses to get on the BlackBerry wagon without having to deal with the logistics of managing their own BES.
“In todayâ€™s fast-paced, competitive environment mobile connectivity is an essential business requirement, but many smaller organizations are looking for outsourced solutions,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at RIM. “Hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server will allow providers to address the SMB market with BlackBerry, the industry standard in mobility.”
Offering the same security and application features of the BES, the HBES is a sure sign from RIM that they’re seriously trying to expand their market position in the enterprise space.