Forceworks RIM Launches BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft
Last week RIM launched the Blackberry Business Cloud Service for Office 365,
this new service which is managed by RIM extends Microsoft Exchange Online
to BlackBerry smartphones and allows administrators to self-manage their
Blackberry deployments in the Cloud.
Available to Office 365 Enterprise subscribers Hosted by RIM directly links
to Exchange Online service BlackBerry Business Cloud Services offer mobile
access to synchronised email, calendar, contacts, tasks and memo pads.
Integrated Administration through the Office 365 Admin Portal. Online access
to employee self-service smartphone security functionality to remote wipe or
lock a device in the event of theft.
More Information is available at www.blackberry.com/cloudservices
Forceworks Are you ready for the transition from Hardware-Centric to
Do you ever talk to an “Old” IT person? You know, like 40ish. Man,
do they have some stories about how IT used to be back in the day. Things
sure have changed a lot. You probably think to yourself “Man, they have no
idea how things are now”. How about a “Middle-Aged” IT person? You know
like 30ish. They have stories too, and things have changed a lot since then
as well. You may be thinking “That guy is really losing touch”.
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I can hear it, can you? A popular podcaster, Jason Calacanis has advised
companies in the past to be wary of launching a technology product on top of
someone else’s platform. Many great Facebook and Twitter apps have simply
been knocked off by the platforms, and subsequently knocked right out of
business. Calacanis himself fell victim as his business at the time was
largely dependent on YouTube, and while Google did not knock off his content,
they simply made a change to the search which orphaned his content… same
result. And now here we have Microsoft.
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Forceworks Migrating away from Salesforce.com? Beware!
Salesforce.com is not a fan of customers who attempt to leave. I can’t
blame them, nobody likes to lose a customer. When you start to lose a lot of
customers, it can make you a little desperate, but this does not seem to
apply Salesforce.com, I mean in the last year alone their stock has gone up
20 points. They have obviously done an excellent job of convincing business
of the value of Cloud CRM. So why are they so hostile about people wanting to
leave? Maybe they are just paranoid. Ever since they launched in 1999, they
Have you received a notice from Microsoft about a Microsoft Software Asset
Management Review? This is an ominous sounding undertaking. The minute you
receive one of these letters from Microsoft, you already know whether you
have a problem or not. This is really just a fancy title for an Audit to
ensure that all Microsoft software in use has been paid for. For most
organizations, this will not be a problem. Oh sure, there may be a few edge
cases of software that was license crossed, but generally, if you have been
playing it straight, this process should not present any more heada... (more)