We’ve written about Mobile Admin several times on BlackBerryCool and most recently they sent us over some validation for their product in terms of disaster recovery. Mobile Admin generally lets IT administrators perform their jobs from their smartphone and it’s interesting to see how the product helps during natural disasters. More after the jump.
An intro to Mobile Admin
Rove’s Mobile Admin product was successfully used by the Bristol Group to manage a network of 15 locations throughout the islands of The Bahamas following Hurricane Irene. Here is the a quote from the company.
“During Hurricane Irene our team was able to monitor and manage a network of 15 locations throughout the islands of The Bahamas, using Android phones connected by GPRS (2G Edge). We would not have been able to do so without Rove Mobile Admin. It has been invaluable in getting the business back up following the hurricane. Our small support team has had to constantly use Mobile Admin whilst traveling the islands through areas where only the mobile network is available. This is an easy to use and incredibly cost effective platform which requires little to no maintenance after initial setup, and it has allowed us to cut ties with the managed services provider saving us tens of thousands of dollars a year,” explained Craig Thackray, Vice President of Business Intelligence at Bristol Group.
It would be interesting to see RIM buy Rove as it would complement the BES product, allowing IT admins to monitor and troubleshoot BES issues from their BlackBerry.