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Mobile Admin by Rove goes 4.2 - extend your IT reach

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Rove develops a great piece of software called Mobile Admin and it has recently gone version 4.2. Mobile Admin enables the administration of your IT infrastructure via mobile devices. Once the Mobile Admin Server is deployed within your network, your users can perform a wide range of administrative tasks from a variety of mobile devices.

With their latest version, Rove’s Mobile Admin is poised to make IT administrators more efficient and help businesses stay on top of problems whenever they may occur. With version 4.2, Mobile Admin now features:

Microsoft System Center Operation Manager
System Center Operation Manager is an end-to-end service-management solution that allows IT management teams to address issues affecting the health of their distributed IT services. With the latest version of Mobile Admin, users can view alerts along with alert details, as well as manage and resolve alerts. Users can also view and resolve computer health states directly from their device.

VMware Virtual Center
VMware simplifies server provisioning through virtualization. Mobile Admin allows IT administrators to retrieve a running copy of a failed server from a virtual machine, or view VMware ESX server status information remotely when a problem occurs. Mobile Admin also allows IT administrators to check and manage their VMware infrastructure on a global basis using VMware Virtual Center.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 5 includes the BlackBerry Administration Service (BAS), a new web-based management console that replaces the BlackBerry Resource Kit (BRK). From Mobile Admin 4.2, users can directly control BES 5 services and administer users using BAS.

Microsoft System Center Device Manager (MDM)
Microsoft System Center Device Manager (MDM) enables Windows Mobile devices to be deployed and managed like PCs and laptops in the IT infrastructure. Mobile Admin allows the administration of Windows Mobile devices through the MDM – including provisioning and activating devices.

In addition, Mobile Admin 4.2 includes mobile auditing capabilities, enhanced data routing, and usability improvements. This is a must have app for any IT administrator.

To try Mobile Admin 4.2 on a free 14 day trial, visit RoveIT.com/trial.

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Barack Obama meets with local BlackBerry software company

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Barack Obama came to Ottawa and was just around the corner from BlackBerryCool headquarters. He passed by Rove, a mobile IT admin software solution provider, and they wrote about it on their blog:

We knew President Obama was in town. Some of the downtown streets had been blocked off, and the transit system had been affected. But we never expected the US President to make his way down to the historic Byward Market, where we work.

As soon as we saw the commotion, many of us grabbed our coats and ran downstairs, hoping for a glimpse of the President through the darkened windows of his limousine. Well, we got our wish–and more!

To our surprise, the President’s motorcade stopped a few feet away from the front door of our office building. While President Obama shopped for souvenirs (a key chain, Canadian maple leaf cookies and even an ObamaTail), we joined the assembled crowd to greet him.

The President was tremendously gracious to all of us. He took time to smile, chat, sign autographs and shake hands. A few lucky Rove employees were able to get close enough to shake his hand and take pictures (like the one you see above).

I think it’s safe to say that this Thursday, February 19 2009, was a day many of us will never forget. Seeing the President of the United States up close is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Once again, we were reminded how lucky we are to work in such a great part of the city.

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7 reasons why the BlackBerry is better than a notebook

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Ignoring for the moment that RIM top brass considers BlackBerrys to be netbooks, many of us are familiar with the age old dillema that all corporate road warriors face: do I need a notebook, or can I get by with just a BlackBerry? The fine folks at Rove Mobile have reignited the debate, posting 7 reasons why the BlackBerry is better than a notebook on their company blog (yes, mobile tech companies blog now too). While it’s by no means definitive, the list is a good starting point for recognizing the benefits of a BlackBerry, and with apologies to Mr. Lazaridis, many of the arguments can be used against those fancy netbooks everyone is talking about. Here’s an example from the post.

3. Security

We don’t know of an IT admin who truly believes that any system is 100% secure. These days, portable computers rely on a variety of security measures, from logins and biometric security on the client side to VPN authentication and encryption on the network side. BlackBerry can be secured and its data is also encrypted, but it has the distinct advantage of being remotely provisioned, secured, and even wiped by the home office. So if it falls into the wrong hands, it can be neutralized immediately, removing sensitive data and protecting your organization.

Hit the link below to see the other six reasons, and make sure to post a comment if you can think of anything else.

7 Reasons Why a Handheld Is Better than a Notebook

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Help eWeek with their BlackBerry Bold review

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AT&T BlackBerry Bold Unboxing

I’m not one for starting Internet flame wars because they get incredibly childish and I start to get severe heart palpitations when I open my inbox to find a thousand emails from a forum where said flame war began. That being said, I found a BlackBerry Bold review that I wanted to call everyone’s attention to and help the guy out. The review can be found here, and I’ll point out some quotes where the reviewer could be pointed to links that he may not know about. For example:
Continue reading some highlights of this review

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Mobile Admin 4.1 is now here!

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Rove Mobile Admin 4.1

This one goes out to the IT Admins: earlier in September we told you Rove Mobile was planning to update their award-winning Mobile Admin software to version 4.1 on September 16th. Guess what day it is?

Feature Highlights of Mobile Admin 4.1

SSH and Telnet Integration:
Create secure SSH and Telnet connections to manage a wide range of network systems and devices, including UNIX, Linux and AS/400 servers.

RDP and VNC Integration:
Create secure remote connections to Windows servers and graphically administrate your server and desktop applications.

Shortcuts to Common Tasks:
Catalog and access frequently used network administration tasks.

Existing Mobile Admin customers can upgrade at no additional cost, while Mobile SSH and Mobile Desktop customers can upgrade at the discounted price of $295. In addition, anyone can download a full-featured 14 day trial of Mobile Admin 4.1 for free. Go to Rove’s Mobile Admin page for more information.

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Rove Mobile announces Mobile Admin 4.1 release on September 16th

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rove mobile admin 4.1 update promo

If your company is serious about utilizing mobility to enhance productivity, you’re already familiar with Rove Mobile, whose products have garnered significant acclaim in the BlackBerry space (most notably ours). Today Rove announced an update to their flagship product, Mobile Admin 4.0, which allows IT Administrator the ability to manage their systems remotely.

Feature Highlights of Mobile Admin 4.1

SSH and Telnet Integration:
Create secure SSH and Telnet connections to manage a wide range of network systems and devices, including UNIX, Linux and AS/400 servers.

RDP and VNC Integration:
Create secure remote connections to Windows servers and graphically administrate your server and desktop applications.

Shortcuts to Common Tasks:
Catalog and access frequently used network administration tasks.

Mobile Admin 4.1 launches on September 16th. Existing Mobile Admin customers will be able to download the update from Rove’s website free of charge with a valid maintenance contract.

Click here for a full Mobile Admin 4.1 FAQ

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BlackBerry Cool Best of WES: 2008 Winners

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You already heard what the people have chosen, and now to announce what the supposed experts have to say. Like we mentioned in last week’s podcast, it’s a tough call to make with such a wide range of products being shown off at WES. The judges for each category had their own set of standards (as you can see), so the results are bound to be highly subjective. The fact of the matter is every exhibitor at WES had something worth showing off, and these were just some of the few that stuck out in our judge’s minds.

Winners after the jump…

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BlackBerry Cool Best of WES: People’s Choice Winners

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BlackBerry Cool Best of WES People\'s Choic Winners

We’ve tallied all the votes, and we’re now ready to announce the winners of BlackBerry Cool’s First Annual Best of WES: People’s Choice Contest. Reader participation is a huge deal here at BBCool HQ, so we were touched to see so many people voting for their favorite BlackBerry products and services. One of the most startling aspects of the contest was seeing just how close the voting was in many of the categories — you guys really like a lot of different things! To that end, we’re going to post the top three favorites in every category.

Thanks to everyone who voted!

Consumer
1st - Viigo - Viigo
2nd - Unify4Life - Unify4Life
3rd - Zumobi – Zumobi

Click here to see the rest of the winners!

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BlackBerry Cool WES 2008 Hangover

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While the rest of the BBCool crew is enjoying a well-deserved, post-WES holiday (what we call in Canada Victoria Day), I thought I’d put up a post for all those in the BlackBerry Cool Nation returning to work today. While there’s tons of content to see at our Best of WES page, I’m going to pull out the creme of the crop to help you get through the day.

Podcasts: We did four podcasts during the week, but three really stand out and should be listened to by everyone in the BlackBerry space. Why is that? Maybe because we interviewed a cadre of AAA BlackBerry developers, a top-level carrier VP, and an industry analyst who has covered BlackBerrys for ten years.

Podcast 1 — Every Laptop Left Behind Panel (Rove, WICKSoft, LiquidTalk)
Podcast 2 — Irv Witte, VP of Business Marketing, Rogers
Podcast 3 — Andrew Brown, Analyst, Strategy Analytics

Viigo Project Tango Sneak Preview and Interview: Basically everyone we ran into at WES told us they read BlackBerry Cool through Viigo. See why.

Zumobi and Unify4Life: One of the best things about WES is seeing cool new products that you can’t wait to own. Unify4Life and Zumobi (hi-res screenshots) were those products this year.

NJBlackBerry Talks IT Admin
: BlackBerry Forums hero NJBlackBerry talks like a kid in a candy store about all the great products and services for IT Admins at WES.

YouTube Videos: Want to see the BlackBerry Bold launch video? Want to know what wBloggin is? Go here.

Finally, EVERYONE wanted a BlackBerry Cool tee shirt this year. Don’t be left out.

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The BlackBerry Cool Podcast: WES 08 Day 2 (Every Laptop Left Behind)

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Refreshed and back in tip-top shape, BBCool Simon and I return with one of our best podcasts yet, although you can probably attribute that to our guests: Rob Woodbridge of Rove, Will Hickie of WICKSoft and Dave Peak of LiquidTalk.

Listen in as we talk about the panel that these three gentlemen are participating in (”Every Laptop Should Be Left Behind”) and what it means for the future of mobility. Also, we talk about American political folk music, and why $150 million dollars isn’t that big of a deal.

Listen to the podcast via MP3, RSS/XML, or iTunes. To learn more about the Every Laptop Left Behind movement, head here.

Or, stream the podcast after the jump.

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