Posted by: Tony Bradley
BlackBerry, OCS 2007, RIM, UC, Unified Communications
I give credit to Palm for bringing the concept of the personal digital assistant (PDA) to the masses. Research in Motion (RIM) however introduced the revolution of integrating the PDA functionality with a mobile phone which can almost be said to be the beginning of unified communications. Well, unified communications evolved and moved on, but the Blackberry did not simply fade into the shadows. Many companies and government agencies are heavily invested in Blackberry communications technology, and as they adopt unified communicatons solutions they need their Blackberry infrastructure to integrate with the tools they use. RIM is continuing to support that need by introducing tools to enable Blackberry devices to integrate with Microsoft’s Office Communication Server 2007. The new capabilities allow the Blackberry to take advantage of a variety of the presence and unified communications functions.