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Dec 1 2011   1:53PM GMT

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion (BES)

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

This is something I am very excited about. Enterprise Integration for all smartphones. Were did BlackBerry pull this out from?! I had no idea they were even planning something like this. Here is an insert.

The simplest answer is that Mobile Fusion is a Mobile Device Management(MDM) platform that fuses the deployment and management of multiple device platforms to on console. It should be said that this is nothing new and there are many MDM options out there, but for my it’s exciting because with the Fusion announcement we have a better look at how the PlayBook and BBX devices will be handled at the corporate enterprise level.

Mobile Fusion will allow a corporate admin to provision multiple devices on multiple platforms for one user. In an example in the webinar a user had a BlackBerry Torch 9180, BlackBerry PlayBook, iPhone 4S and a Samsung Galaxy Tab setup under his profile. Fusion connects to BES 5.0.3 and higher allowing for deployment of BES IT policies on the BlackBerry smartphone and device management in a one-stop-shop console.

How does the above information sit with you? Are you going to implement BES 5.0.3 or higer and use Mobile Fusion? If you aren’t running BES yet, if you upgrade or purchase it, apparently there is a free PlayBook in it for you. To sign up for updates or view the Mobile Fusion Webcast, go here. Bye Bye ActiveSync!

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