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RIM releases BlackBerry enterprise mobility app for smartphones, tablets

Research In Motion Inc. (RIM) this week launched BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, which represents the company's foray into the multi-platform Mobile Device Management (MDM) marketplace.


November 30, 2011  


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Research In Motion Inc. (RIM) this week launched BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, which represents the company’s foray into the multi-platform Mobile Device Management (MDM) marketplace.

RIM said the offering will simplify the management of smartphones and tablets running BlackBerry, Google Android and Apple iOS operating systems.

The intent, the company said in a release, is to manage the diversity of devices in their operations today.

“The enterprise market for smartphones and tablets continues to grow in both the company-provisioned and employee-owned (Bring Your Own Device or BYOD) categories. BYOD in particular has led to an increase in the diversity of mobile devices in use in the enterprise and new challenges for CIOs and IT departments as they struggle to manage and control wireless access to confidential company information on the corporate network.”

A sampling of the mobile device management capabilities BlackBerry Mobile Fusion will provide includes asset management, configuration and connectivity management and user and group-based administration.

Currently in early beta testing, general availability is expected in late March.