Recently, RIM announced BlackBerry® Management Center – a free online service for small businesses to centrally manage company- or employee-owned BlackBerry® smartphones in the cloud and protect business-related content stored on the handsets. The service is designed for businesses with up to 100 BlackBerry smartphones that 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 Center is a free service and an effective way to centrally manage and support employees' BlackBerry smartphones in the cloud."
This slideshow highlights how small businesses can use the BlackBerry Management Center.
Click through for five ways the BlackBerry Management Center can help small businesses secure their RIM devices.
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.
Locate a lost BlackBerry smartphone by remotely locking it, initiating a loud ring, and displaying a message on the home screen.
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.
Easily restore the settings and content on a new or replacement device.
The BlackBerry Management Center also allows you to remotely manage email access and reset a password.