BES takes home Wireless Software Award

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Another line in the win column – atta-boy, RIM. This time, it’s their BlackBerry Enterprise Server getting the accolades from DataMation, winning “Product of the Year” in the wireless software category. Does this really surprise anyone?

I rarely hear any badmouthing being directed towards RIM’s BES efforts, apart from some Daylight Savings Time patch issues, but the software always seems to get the short-end of the stick. Well, short-end no more! Here’s to you, BES, and your incredible efforts to make the majority of our reader’s workdays that much easier to handle. Cheers.

According to Alan T. Panezic, a vice president at RIM, consumer requests have always played a major role in the server’s development. Once customers had e-mail pushed to them, they also wanted data pushed from other apps, like calendars and to-do lists.

“Any time our users recognize our efforts, its very gratifying to us,” says Panezic. “As an organization we’re very customer-centric. We won’t rest on our laurels, so there are many more opportunities.”

…“The BlackBerry Enterprise Server is a great tool to allow us to control our users experience and ensure security of the device,” says Brian Lunde, IT director at LifeSource, a non-profit dedicated to organ and tissue donation. “Easy access to our internal business sites with the handheld browser has enabled us to streamline our communication paths.”