News by Andrew Kameka on Friday August 31, 2012.
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Research in Motion has released more information about its plans to integrate all of its enterprise and device management services. Jeff Holleran, senior director of Enterprise Product Management at RIM, has detailed how BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES 10) will deliver a unified mobile device management tool for BlackBerry, Android, and iOS.
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 will merge existing services for BES, ActiveSync, and Mobile Fusion into one product that can more efficiently manage a range of devices. It will be able to set what types of content devices can access, manage communication services, and securely store company data. Holleran says that BES 10 will enable management for security, infrastructure, and app and device policies. A single web console will support BES 10 controls for BlackBerry 7, BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, Android smartphones and tablets, and Apple's iPhone and iPad devices.
BES 10 will launch alongside BlackBerry 10 in the first quarter of 2013. The service will upgrade in May 2013 to complete the consolidation of BlackBerry Device Service and Universal Device Service (for Android and iOS) into one product. That will allow companies to run both services from the same server. Holleran has published a lengthy blog post explaining the requirements of BES 10, as well as plans to support existing enterprise products. Visit the BlackBerry business blog to read all of the details.source: BlackBerry
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