Powered by Research In Motion, the recently debuted BlackBerry (News - Alert) Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 is now available to South African enterprise customers at no additional charge.
BlackBerry Business Cloud Services offer a simple and affordable way for companies to manage BlackBerry smartphones with Microsoft (News - Alert) Office 365. The intuitive, Web-based interface provides the tools administrators need to perform common tasks like resetting passwords or finding, locking and wiping lost or misplaced devices from almost anywhere.
The service works with BlackBerry smartphones on both business and consumer data plans. Company officials at RIM said in a statement, “The cloud-based option offers all the advanced administration and flexible self-service features that allow an organization to manage its BlackBerry deployment in the cloud.”
Some of the features included in this offering include wireless synchronization with Microsoft Exchange Online e-mail, calendar and organizer data from a BlackBerry smartphone; integration within the Office 365 administrative portal for easy management as well as BlackBerry security and encryption; and overall device manageability functions.
The BlackBerry Balance technology presents a unified view of work and personal content on a BlackBerry smartphone, while keeping the content separate and secure. By providing online access to employee self-service smartphone security capabilities, the solution allows users to work on-the-go without any negative effect to productivity.
In related news, Research in Motion also revealed that it is adding free calling to its BlackBerry Messenger service, which already allows for free texting between BlackBerrys worldwide.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein