ISEC7 is a German mobile business services provider that has begun to offer a suite of services surrounding companies’ desire to migrate to the BlackBerry 10 platform. Their BlackBerry 10 Readiness Services will help companies transition from their legacy BES to BlackBerry Enterprise Services 10 and port their mission critical business apps. Continue reading ‘Mobile Business Services Provider ISEC7 Offers BlackBerry 10 Readiness Services’
IBM Connections is enterprise-grade social software that lets you build a network of colleagues and experts, and then leverage that network to reach internal goals. It’s an interesting initiative that should be of value to people in very large organizations. Click through to read more.
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Analysts are all over the place with takeover rumors and the most recent is from a UBS analyst who says RIM could be the target of a takeover by Cisco. According to analyst Phillip Huang, Cisco and RIM have more synergies than with Microsoft, and a takeover could happen if RIM’s stock gets low enough.
“Though we see RIM facing many challenges, we see timing of (the) impact of some as overstated and believe material share devaluation from current levels make RIM a potential M & A (merger and acquisition) target,” Huang wrote in a research note.
Continue reading ‘More Takeover Rumors: Cisco Could Buy Research in Motion?’
Rove have re-released their Mobile SSH for BlackBerry app in BlackBerry App World for $29.99. The app was incredibly popular when it was available through Rove as it allows you to connect to Unix and Linux, IBM mainframes, AS/400 and iSeries, routers and switches.
Rove Mobile SSH features:
- SSH1 and SSH2 for secure access
- SSH2 public key authentication for enhanced security
- User-definable shortcut keys
- VT100 terminal emulation
- IBM 5250 terminal emulation
- IBM 3270 terminal emulation
This product is very competitively priced at $29.99, especially when you consider that the product used to retail for around $95. You won’t find a better SSH/Telnet BlackBerry client at this price.
RIM are rolling out two new apps for the enterprise market including IBM’s Lotus Quickr and Connections. These apps are intended to foster greater collaboration in an organization and do so by connecting users in a variety of ways.
Lotus Quickr brings the organization together by making libraries, folders and content easier to download. Lotus Connections allows users to build a community, share bookmarks and blog from their device. Combined, the apps should help foster a great sense of community in an organization.
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IBM has been offering BES solutions for businesses, including management and support, but until now it has had no standard pricing, according to Dan Papes, vice president of IBM Mobile Enterprise Services. That’s changed however and businesses now know up front just how much they’re going to pay per user.
The services offered by IBM include system management, secondary end-user support, integration with corporate back-end systems, and monitoring services. Depending of course on the type of support needed, businesses should expect to pay between $15-18 a month, per user. Papes says he believes this will reduce the overall cost of ownership of the service from 15-30% for most businesses. “They look at deploying another 5,000 BlackBerrys to their field force and they’re not sure what it costs them. We can tell them what it will cost,” Papes said.
Check out the full article at InfoWorld.com.