Three ROI-boosting case studies you can apply in your organization
Here are three concrete, easily implemented ways to benefit from your organization's BlackBerry® smartphones. First, capture data when and where it happens. Second, sending information over the air can cut data entry time and free up time for analysis. And third, get to customers' locations in hours instead of days to stand out from the competition. Read on to see how professional services companies have implemented these lessons.
New operating system is a must-see (and must get)
Check out the bold, new BlackBerry® 6 OS that features a refreshing new visual interface, expanded messaging capabilities for integrating your social media networks, a new Universal Search tool, and a WebKit-based browser that renders web pages quickly and beautifully.
Subject to carrier certifications in the months ahead, the new OS is expected to be available for the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700 smartphone, BlackBerry® Bold™ 9650 smartphone, and BlackBerry® Pearl™ 3G smartphone, as well as future BlackBerry smartphones.
Managing the link between BlackBerry smartphones and PCs has never been easier
Your organization's users will benefit from the new features in BlackBerry® Desktop Software 6.0 for PC. With it they can synchronize their personal information and manage their BlackBerry smartphones with automatic backups and updates. And with BlackBerry® Media Sync built-in, they can sync their favorite music, pictures, and videos in a few easy steps.
- Easy-to-use, updated interface: Connect, synchronize, manage, and update your BlackBerry smartphones.
- Built-in BlackBerry Media Sync: Sync music, photos, and videos to and from BlackBerry smartphones. It's easy to import your desktop iTunes1 or Windows Media® music files.
- Back up and restore data: Safeguard data with regular backups, or set the automatic backup option.
- Easy application management: Easily add and remove applications, games, and much more.
- Automatic device software updates: Keep your BlackBerry smartphone software up to date and receive automatic alerts about new updates.
- Organizer synchronization: Integrating contacts, calendar appointments, tasks, and memos with a desktop computer has never been easier. Compatible with Microsoft® Outlook®, Windows® Calendar, IBM® Lotus Notes®, and Yahoo!®. 2
If your organization is utilizing a Desktop Software Certificate Synchronization tool or enforces SD Card encryption and requires capability to transfer encrypted files to/from a Desktop PC and BlackBerry smartphone, you should consult with your IT administrator before installation and refer to KB23745.
1 iTunes is a trademark of Apple Inc. Windows Media is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
2 Microsoft, Outlook and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. IBM and Lotus Notes are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Yahoo! is a trademark of Yahoo! Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Free video podcasts delivered to you—on the go
Good news if you watch or listen to business podcasts on your desktop or laptop computer. The new BlackBerry® Podcast app lets you watch and listen to free business podcasts on your BlackBerry smartphone—from virtually any location, any time of day.
Tip 1: Back Up Your BlackBerry Smartphone with BlackBerry Desktop Software 6
It is an unfortunate fact of mobile living that you may misplace your BlackBerry smartphone. While the smartphone itself is easily replaced, your contacts, appointments, messages, and the like are not—unless you back them up to your computer. And with the new BlackBerry Desktop Software 6 for PC backing up and restoring the data on your BlackBerry smartphone is easier that ever.
Tip 2: Faster Conference Calling, Part 2
For most people the words “it's a hassle” come to mind when setting up a conference call meeting. First you have to give everyone the correct call-in number and access code, and then each participant has to find the number to dial in.
Luckily your BlackBerry smartphone has features to make it all much faster and easier. Follow these tips to make conference calls much smoother.