RIM is gearing up for a busy 2011 with the release of a number of business-oriented applications designed to enhance the usability of BlackBerry devices in the enterprise.
V3.co.uk was given a preview of the company's roadmap, showing details about key upcoming releases including BlackBerry Balance, MDaemon Messaging Server BlackBerry Edition, and the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System.
BlackBerry Balance, unofficially unveiled on Monday, is shaping up to be a key addition to the firm's portfolio, and RIM is hoping that it will help to slow the rise of Apple and Android in the enterprise market.
The application includes a number of data management features designed to prevent users compromising corporate data, according to RIM.
These include the ability to prevent workers copying and pasting business data into personal applications or emails, and warning when email or calendar invitations are sent to third parties.
Employees will also be prevented from forwarding corporate email, calendar and personal information management through the BlackBerry Internet Service.
Additionally, administrators will have the power to completely wipe work devices if they are lost or stolen, remove corporate IT policies and delete only work-related data when an employee leaves the firm.
Another product expected to attract business users is the MDaemon Messaging Server, an email system with built-in enterprise-class BlackBerry support specifically designed for SMEs.
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