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Former BlackBerry and BlackBerryCool Editor Doug Soltys Talks IBM and Apple Deal

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Doug Soltys is the former Editor in Chief of BlackBerryCool as well as a former employee of BlackBerry as its Blog Manager. Today, he spoke on CBC’s The National to discuss the partnership between Apple and IBM.

It’s an interesting discussion as everyone wants to know how this partnership will affect BlackBerry. While Apple doesn’t have the ultra-high security needed for government and defense, those clients may pale in significance to the clients that IBM may lure to Apple with its enterprise app offerings. Also, it’s worth noting that IBM has 100,000 employees and Apple shipped 50x what BlackBerry shipped in Q4 2013. It’s an uphill battle for sure.

Here is a link to The National’s video on the IBM and Apple deal with Doug coming in at the end.

Mobile Business Services Provider ISEC7 Offers BlackBerry 10 Readiness Services

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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 Launches Cross-Platform IBM Connections Apps for Enterprise Social Media

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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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More Takeover Rumors: Cisco Could Buy Research in Motion?

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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.
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Rove Mobile SSH for BlackBerry Now Available in App World

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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:

  • Telnet
  • 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.

Download Rove’s Mobile SSH in BlackBerry App World.

Documentation for Rove Mobile SSH can be found on Rove’s site.

Also, if you would like to manage your IT infrastructure with your BlackBerry, check out Rove Mobile Admin.

RIM Roll Out IBM Lotus Quickr and Connections

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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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