Research In Motion today announced that its new Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, is now available for download. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 re-invents RIM’s EMM by bringing together device management, industry leading security, and mobile applications management for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, and new BlackBerry 10 smartphones in a consolidated solution. It also provides a single console for managing BlackBerry, Android and iOS devices. Continue reading
Microsoft announced this week, its new OS for mobile phones, Windows Phone 8. The operating system is based on its upcoming Windows 8 for PCs and tablets.
Phones running this new os are expected to be released in the autumn, which along with Windows 8, means that handsets will run alongside PCs and Windows new Surface tablet. Continue reading
According to a report published this week by security vendor Trend Micro, BlackBerry 7 was rated the most secure OS on the market, with Apple’s iOS trailing in second place. Windows Phone 7.5 managed to stay ahead of Android 2.3, which ranked last overall.
The report concluded that the corporate-grade security and manageability of BlackBerry made it the best option for the most stringent mobile roles, especially within a corporate environment. Continue reading
Research in Motion has just announced BlackBerry Balance. A new enterprise feature which includes a set of ‘Balance’ controls for devices that contain personal and corporate data.
BlackBerry Balance will let BES admins choose to wipe only corporate information from a device or to limit users from cutting work data and pasting it into a personal application or email. The new system will also provide new encryption options for media cards and alerts IT admins when emails or calendar invites are sent outside of your company.
A separate feature, BlackBerry Protect will enable users to remotely wipe a lost or stolen device.
Apple’s claim that the iPhone 3GS contains enterprise ready security for corporate and Government deployments took a serious hit, when iPhone developer Jonathan Zdziarski posted two YouTube tutorials on how to access device data, including deleted files. Continue reading
Steve Jobs unveiled the second generation of iPhone at yesterdays WWDC keynote. Two models will be available, 8GB and 16GB, with the later coming in two colour options (black or white). Aside from the colours and some smoothing of the edges the new breed of iPhone looks very much like its now defunct sibling (albeit slightly fatter and heavier on account of some additional new internals). Continue reading