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BlackBerry Messenger can help your small business stay organized

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BlackBerry Messenger 5.0

I have been using BlackBerry Messenger for some time now to organize projects around the office, and I have to say, it is providing some serious competition to my previous solution, Basecamp by 37signals. With the latest updates to BBM, the BlackBerry is an even better tool for SMB (Small to Medium Business).

While BBM doesn’t have all the functionality that Basecamp provides, it does address some core features and it is a solid platform on which to collaborate. Here is a quick guide to using BlackBerry Messenger to run your small business:

Click through for a simple guide to using BlackBerry Messenger in your small business

RIM makes BlackBerry Unite! no longer available

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blackberry unite

It has been a while coming but BlackBerry Unite! is no longer available from RIM.

BlackBerry Unite! was going to be the ultimate enterprise grade sharing tool. With the ability to share calendars, assist with user control over devices and implement desktop to BlackBerry file transfers, BlackBerry Unite! was going to be an important tool.

Recently, we’ve been hearing about BlackBerry Groups. BlackBerry Groups is the new BlackBerry Unite! and in anticipation of the news, RIM is shutting down the old to make way for the new.

Please be aware that BlackBerry® Unite! is no longer available for
download. RIM plans to continue support for current BlackBerry Unite!
customers until July 2, 2010. For more information about other
BlackBerry solutions for small business, visit the BlackBerry Solution Wizard.

I can’t wait to see BlackBerry Groups be everything that BlackBerry Unite! never was.

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(Rumor) RIM to release poweful BlackBerry colloboration software

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CB posted a leaked screenshot of some upcoming collaboration software for BlackBerry. The software is called Groups and it seems to be a simple way of sharing tasks, messages, location, chat, calendar and contacts. We’ve already seen an attempt at this software when BlackBerry Unite launched but the project had very little success.

This latest project is a great way for RIM to harness the power of their Network Operation Center (NOC) for something more than e-mail. The NOC is RIM’s central hub in Waterloo for all BlackBerry transmissions before they go out to the internet or carriers, and has been the point of contention for a few national securities.

The NOC is a powerful system that does a great job of staying unclogged during times of heavy congestion. For example, during 9/11, BlackBerry Messenger, which uses the NOC, stayed as an open channel of communication.

We should be getting more details about this app soon. Stay tuned during WES.

[ED NOTE: Thanks for the info Simon. Wrong trackback.]

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