RIM BlackBerry Management Center Aimed at Small Businesses
The service is designed for businesses with up to 100 BlackBerry smartphones that access email services.BlackBerry smartphone manufacturer Research In Motion announced the debut of the BlackBerry Management Center, a free online service for small to medium-size businesses to centrally manage company- or employee-owned BlackBerry smartphones in the cloud and protect business-related content stored on the handsets. The service is designed for businesses with up to 100 BlackBerry smartphones that access email services from an Internet service provider or Web-based email services like Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo. Small businesses can use the service to:
- wirelessly back up BlackBerry smartphones
automatically on a daily, weekly or monthly basis to aid in the recovery of
lost business-related content stored on the handset;
- protect content on an
employee's lost or stolen BlackBerry smartphone by remotely locking it and, if
necessary, wiping the contents, including the microSD card;
- locate a lost
BlackBerry smartphone by remotely locking it, initiating a loud ring and
displaying a message on the home screen;
- easily restore the settings and
content on a new or replacement device; or
- reset a password.
"We are pleased to introduce RIM's latest cloud service designed specifically for small businesses," said Alan Panezic, vice president of enterprise product management at RIM. "BlackBerry Management Center is a free service and an effective way to centrally manage and support employees' BlackBerry smartphones in the cloud."