Discover why connecting employees' personal smartphones may suddenly make sense
Any IT person with a pulse knows that employees are flooding IT departments with requests to connect their personal smartphones to the company IT infrastructure. Notwithstanding the real productivity benefits from connected employees, until now many IT departments have turned down all such requests as a matter of policy. They calculated that the security and control risks outweighed the benefits from collaboration.
But the equation has suddenly changed with the introduction of the free BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express, which ends the compromise around security, manageability, and cost—enabling organizations to confidently connect employee-owned BlackBerry® smartphones. Read on to discover what you need to know to connect employees' personal BlackBerry smartphones and how BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can help.
A frank discussion on the rewards and risks of this growing trend
“By 2011, we believe more than 50 percent of employees at most organizations will be carrying a smartphone and want to connect it to the corporate infrastructure,” says Brian Reed of BoxTone. How many will be in your office?
Join Research In Motion (RIM) for an important afternoon seminar to explore how connecting employees' personal smartphones can drive
productivity while also controlling costs, security, and compliance issues.
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Tips, options, and essential resources
Planning to install the new BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express? Before you start, read this handy installation guide. It includes steps, insider tips, essential resources, configuration options, and more.
WES 2010 is approaching quickly so it is time to start planning your itinerary. What with keynote speakers, the Solutions Showcase, parties, training, hands on labs, and of course the breakout sessions, the schedule will be packed. So open up your calendar because it is time to make a plan.
Introducing the new Kindle for BlackBerry app from Amazon.com
Our first impressions of the new Kindle for BlackBerry app are excellent. This free app from Amazon.com gives you access to more than 448,000 books, including more than 17,000 IT titles. (The app is currently available in the US only.) Purchased books can also be read on a Kindle reader, a computer, or other Kindle-compatible devices. And best of all, you can read on the go, at any time, right from your BlackBerry smartphone.
When reading, the text is clear and easy to read, and you can add bookmarks to keep your place. You can search for books by keyword and by category. New York Times® and Kindle Top Sellers lists are also available. Try sampling the first chapter of any book free before you buy it. Purchasing a book is fast using the 1-Click® button.
This month we have two informative admin tips. The first explains why you should use the new Jobs feature introduced in BlackBerry® Enterprise Server v5.0. The second tip explains how to identify and troubleshoot enterprise activation issues.