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BlackBerry Announces Cloud Based Electronic Mobility Management

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BlackBerry has unveiled a new service today at Gartner Symposium/ITXpo 2013. Electronic Mobility Management is a cloud-based mobile management solution for BlackBerry, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Continue reading ‘BlackBerry Announces Cloud Based Electronic Mobility Management’

BlackBerry Enterprise Forum Welcomes BlackBerry 10 Devices

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The BlackBerry Enterprise Forum is a touring event put together by RIM to help CIOs and people in charge of mobile deployments choose the right BlackBerry solution for their needs. The last enterprise forum focused on BYOD devices and tablets within your deployment while this one aims to introduce the next generation of executive smartphones: the BlackBerry 10 series.
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RIM Announces BlackBerry Beta Zone for Business

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RIM has announced that it’s successful beta project: Beta Zone will be splitting into two different parts specifically geared towards consumers and businesses. The BlackBerry Beta Zone has been running for 3 years now and has been a wonderful test bed for BlackBerry apps.
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Lost Smartphone Experiment Highlights The Need For Mobile Security Measures

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Scott Wright, a researcher and security coach hired by Symantec conducted a small-scale experiment in which he “lost” 50 smartphones in a few big cities. Loaded with tracking software, the phones had some made-up personal and corporate data to try and determine what the people who found the phones would access. Carried out in late 2011, the test gleans into what really happens when you lose an unsecured smartphone.
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RIM Announces Multi-Platform Enterprise Solution for Smartphones and Tablets

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RIM has announced new multi-platform management solution for enterprise. The solution will incorporate secure device management for iOS, Android, and tablets all managed from convenient web-based console.

We’ve been hearing a lot about multi-platform deployments gaining steam in enterprise and this looks like a good tool for IT departments and CTOs to manage a multi-platform deployment. The web console will help manage and distribute software, manage policies, inventory and security services.

This new solution is from RIM’s acquisition of Ubitexx, a company that specializes in multiplatform mobile deployment software. They make a point of mentioning that there are many more security options available on the BlackBerry platform but I still find it interesting that RIM has listened to their CTO clients and embraced multiplatform deployments. RIM intends to launch this service for general availability summer 2011.