RIM releases BlackBerry Management Centre

Free service for small businesses is designed to remotely manage employees BlackBerry smartphones

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RIM releases BlackBerry Management Centre Research In Motion has released a free BlackBerry smartphone management system designed for small businesses. (Getty Images)
By  Georgina Enzer Published  August 16, 2011

Research In Motion has released a free online service for small businesses to manage company or employee-owned BlackBerry smartphones, called BlackBerry Management Centre.

The service allows cloud-based device management and is designed to protect business-related content stored on handsets.

The service is designed for small businesses with up to 100 BlackBerry smartphones, which employees use to access email services from an internet service provider (ISP) or web-based email services like Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo!.
"We are pleased to introduce RIM's latest cloud service designed specifically for small businesses," said Alan Panezic, vice president, Enterprise Product Management at Research In Motion. "BlackBerry Management Centre is a free service and an effective way to centrally manage and support employees' BlackBerry smartphones in the cloud."
The service is designed to lessen the risk from lost or stolen cellphones and small businesses can use the service to wirelessly back up BlackBerry smartphones automatically on a daily, weekly or monthly basis to aid in the recovery of lost business-related content stored on the handset, protect content on an employee's lost or stolen BlackBerry smartphone by remotely locking it and, if necessary, wiping the contents, including the microSD card, locate a lost BlackBerry smartphone by remotely locking it, initiating a loud ring, and displaying a message on the home screen, restore the settings and content on a new or replacement device or reset a password.

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