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Does BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Hurt BlackBerry’s Competitive Advantage?

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With BlackBerry’s new CEO John Chen talking a lot about Enterprise and BlackBerry’s competitive advantage in this space, one can’t help but wonder if BES 10 is helping or hurting their position in the enterprise. In a sense, BlackBerry is sort of enabling enterprise to adopt iOS and Android with BES 10′s BYOD features. On the other hand, the market is going to shift regardless, and you can either sink or swim. It’s an interesting discussion and it seems BlackBerry has taken the stance that BES 10′s BYOD is a must have, because BYOD is the natural evolution of mobility in the enterprise.
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New IT Manager App for BlackBerry Server Admins Released With Free Trial

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There’s a new product for BlackBerry Server Admins called IT Manager and it gives admins the ability to remove/wipe devices, view IT policies, setting passwords and much more. It reminds us of the very popular Mobile Admin by RoveIT, a company which was acquired somewhat recently to become Solarwinds. Check out the full post for a full feature list and free trial.
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RIM Internal Slides Shed Light on BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 Roadmap

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RIM has been circulating some internal slides to make sure partners are well aware of exactly what is going on with BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 and what it means for the Bring Your Own Device world. At BlackBerry World in May of 2013, RIM will be releasing BES 10 which will provide enterprise customers a means of managing BlackBerry 10 devices as well as iOS and Android devices. There’s no word about whether Windows Phone will be supported, but it’s highly likely it will come at launch or in an update. If you’re curious what the Road to BES 10 looks like, take a look at the slides below.
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RIM Releases BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint

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Microsoft SharePoint is an essential tool for many large organizations and for a long time RIM hasn’t had much support for it. In the meantime, many organizations have looked to solutions such as WICKSoft, a company that we have covered extensively on BBCool. More about RIM’s SharePoint solution after the break.
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New to the Alliance: Mimecast Allows Access to Email When BES and Exchange Fails

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When we last wrote about Mimecast, we reported about theri cloud-based service that emulates the information on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and ensures employees can access information on their BlackBerry, even if RIM is experiencing an outage. Mimecast was the first cloud service to protect against BES failures, and it challenges RIM’s message that BES is totally reliable.
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Athena Device Management for BES Giving Free Perpetual Licenses for 5 Users

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Back at DevCon we met with Odyssey Software to check out their Athena for BlackBerry Enterprise Server mobile device management product. The company is now offering a fully functional copy of the product which includes 5-user perpetual licenses and gives organizations the ability to see firsthand how Athena provides support for BlackBerry.

If you’re interested, head over to the Athena product page for more details.