RIM announces HBES

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Research in MotionRIM 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 today’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.

  • http://www.letterneversent.com/ chris sivori

    It would help to have a link to the source.

  • http://www.letterneversent.com chris sivori

    It would help to have a link to the source.

  • aaron

    i have been using a hosted BES service for 3 yrs now – very revolutionary idea – i wonder what is different client side – probably nothing

  • aaron

    i have been using a hosted BES service for 3 yrs now – very revolutionary idea – i wonder what is different client side – probably nothing

  • http://www.apeman.org/ Chris Murray

    I could see how some organizations out there might not like the idea of using a hosted BES with one of the small unknown niche hosting providers.

    RIM announcing that they will offer hosted BES is likely going to be used by the more cautious medium sized businesses that want the BES features, and want to be comfortable with the company that will be hosting all of their data.

    - Chris

  • http://www.apeman.org Chris Murray

    I could see how some organizations out there might not like the idea of using a hosted BES with one of the small unknown niche hosting providers.

    RIM announcing that they will offer hosted BES is likely going to be used by the more cautious medium sized businesses that want the BES features, and want to be comfortable with the company that will be hosting all of their data.

    - Chris

  • George

    Sucks to be all those 3rd party BES hosting companies. Looks like they will keep targetting individuals.

  • George

    Sucks to be all those 3rd party BES hosting companies. Looks like they will keep targetting individuals.

  • aaron

    well, i guess it depends on what they mean by service providers, i took it to mean – hosted bes service provider, like the one i’m using. If they are going to run the bes, then it seems service providers would be like phone companies, tmobile ect. Then that would be for ultra small businesses like 1 or 2 people which could be good. Maybe my guys will drop their prices

  • aaron

    well, i guess it depends on what they mean by service providers, i took it to mean – hosted bes service provider, like the one i’m using. If they are going to run the bes, then it seems service providers would be like phone companies, tmobile ect. Then that would be for ultra small businesses like 1 or 2 people which could be good. Maybe my guys will drop their prices

  • aaron

    well, i guess it depends on what they mean by service providers, i took it to mean – hosted bes service provider, like the one i’m using. If they are going to run the bes, then it seems service providers would be like phone companies, tmobile ect. Then that would be for ultra small businesses like 1 or 2 people which could be good. Maybe my guys will drop their prices

  • Jeff Krown

    I use BlackBerry Hosting from Skyfillers, since december last year. Works fine.
    I ordered it on their website, 2 hours later i got the activation password… Cool.
    Have a look at it: http://www.skyfillers.com Skyfillers Website

    Hosted BES is a fine thing, but keep in mind that BlackBerry is a product that needs knowhow from the providers side. Therefore i decided to take a provider which also installs BlackBerry Servers on customer side.

    Best regards,
    Jeff K

  • Jeff Krown

    I use BlackBerry Hosting from Skyfillers, since december last year. Works fine.
    I ordered it on their website, 2 hours later i got the activation password… Cool.
    Have a look at it: http://www.skyfillers.com Skyfillers Website

    Hosted BES is a fine thing, but keep in mind that BlackBerry is a product that needs knowhow from the providers side. Therefore i decided to take a provider which also installs BlackBerry Servers on customer side.

    Best regards,
    Jeff K