The pace of modern business is astounding. Communication is key for employees and co-workers who are constantly on the go. A common solution is the use of mobile devices. Smartphones, tablets and other smart devices are versatile tools for small and big businesses alike.
But a fleet of portable devices requires precise and customizable control in the form of mobile device management (MDM). MDM gives businesses practical and scalable management over the devices their employees use.
Research in Motion’s BlackBerry products have been a staple in wireless innovation since their introduction in 1999. According to a press release by RIM, 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use BlackBerry smartphones today. It follows naturally that they supplement these devices with mobile device management capabilities such as BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, a next-generation MDM solution for government and business customers.
BlackBerry Mobile Fusion
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BlackBerry Mobile Fusion is the newest addition to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) infrastructure and extends BES mobile device management features to Android and iOS devices. These features include remote lock and wipe, application and software management, connectivity management, configuration management and much more.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server offers security, reliability and management on a highly scalable platform. With more personal devices being brought into the workplace than ever, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion is a practical answer to managing devices that range across multiple operating systems.
The benefits of mobile device management solutions such as BlackBerry Mobile Fusion are highly cost-effective. According to a survey on eWeek.com, the average number of full-time employees required to manage smartphones is expected to increase to 4 employees per 1,000 mobile devices in 2013, up from 2.9 employees required in 2011. At a cost of $99 per year or $4 per month per user, Mobile Fusion offers a scalable system for managing a large network of smartphones to better handle the surge of device management required by businesses. [...]