RIM introduces Blackberry Mobile Fusion, a tool for IT managers to better manage Android and iOS devices

RIM’s starting to think outside of the box. The company knows that it is quickly losing market share to its two biggest competitors in the smartphone market, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.

In an effort to have something left once Blackberry phones become extinct, RIM is launching an enterprise mobility solution called Blackberry Mobile Fusion. Blackberry Mobile Fusion will allow IT managers to have a one stop shop for managing the rising number of Android and iOS devices that are quickly gaining traction in the enterprise world.

With Blackberry Mobile Fusion, the following mobile device management capabilities will be available to a number of Android, iOS (and Blackberry devices while they last):

  • Asset management
  • Configuration management
  • Security and policy definition and management
  • Secure and protect lost or stolen devices (remote lock, wipe)
  • User- and group-based administration
  • Multiple device per user capable
  • Application and software management
  • Connectivity management (Wi-FiĀ®, VPN, certificate)
  • Centralized console
  • High scalability

Blackberry Mobile Fusion is currently in early beta testing with a select number of enterprise customers. If you’re company is interested in joining the closed beta program which begins in January, you should head over to www.blackberry.com/mobilefusion

Source: RIM