Smart businesses carefully manage their money. If your company has been using BlackBerry® Internet Service and thinking of upgrading to the collaboration and calendaring tools afforded by the BlackBerry® Enterprise solution, the transition could cost less than you think. Instead of investing in your own BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and support staff, you could hire a hosting company on a fixed, regular rate. This transition could save money for any company, but is ideal for companies already using or contemplating hosted services for Microsoft® Exchange® as well.
We recently spoke with two organizations using Hosted BlackBerry services and their service providers. In this article, they discuss why they chose this solution, including cost savings, uptime and flexibility.
Standard Life increases the efficiency of its workforce by extending the power of its mobile devices
After successfully rolling out mobile email for more than 1,400 key employees with BlackBerry Enterprise Server and IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Standard Life wanted to get more from its mobile investment and increase efficiencies by mobilizing data and tasks. By doing so, Standard Life saw an increased return on its investment as well as increased security of online data.
In this case study, we delve into the challenges Standard Life faced—and the solutions it developed.
BlackBerry® Messenger v5.0 introduces several useful new features for businesses. One of the most useful is BlackBerry® Groups. Set up groups of contacts to assign tasks, share calendars, lists, photos, and other files, and use group chat to keep everyone on the same page.
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The new touch screen smartphone comes with loads of new features
The newest touch screen BlackBerry® Storm2™ 9550 smartphone keeps you connected to the people, places and things that matter most. The BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone lets you take advantage of the entire BlackBerry® smartphone messaging experience on a touch screen—including push delivery, instant messaging1, Facebook® and MySpace™ access1, plus email1 and text communications2.
But messaging is just a small part of what the BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone offers. The large, bright 480x360-pixel touch screen is great for watching videos and viewing pictures, and 3G technology ensures speedy data access. Also new to the BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone are a GPS1, multimedia capabilities for your music, videos and pictures3 and video recording.4
The BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone, providing more of what you want in a BlackBerry smartphone.
1. Requires activation with appropriate data plan. Check with service provider for availability, costs and restrictions.
2. Requires activation with voice plan.
3. Not all file formats are supported. For a complete list of supported media file formats visit www.blackberry.com/go/mediafiles
4. Depending on the amount of built-in memory available for use, a third-party microSD card may need to be properly inserted into the BlackBerry smartphone to enable the video recording feature. MicroSD cards may be sold separately.
Do more of what you love
The BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700 smartphone is packed with 3G and Wi-Fi® network connectivity1, push delivery, a high-resolution screen, enhanced audio playback, and a full QWERTY keyboard. Whether you're at work or out and about, you'll be able to multitask with popular IM and social networking apps2. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone also features clean lines, an easy-to-use trackpad, a long-lasting battery and smart design.
But that's only part of the story. With the BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone, you can watch videos and listen to your favorite music—and even build playlists to suit your every mood.
But don't keep your favorite media to yourself, share it with friends and family. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone makes it easy to email videos1 or show off your pictures by dropping them into an instant message1 or uploading them to a website like Flickr® without ever touching a desktop computer1.
1. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone supports Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g. Not all service provider plans support Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry services. Check with your service provider for supported services and features.
2. Requires activation with appropriate data plan. Check with service provider for availability, costs and restrictions.