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RIM Re-Confirms BlackBerry PlayBook IT Policies, Enterprise App Deployments, and More

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One of the highlights of the brand new BlackBerry World conference this May will be RIM finally talking about how the PlayBook fits into the enterprise. RIM has made faint hints and other mentions that the BlackBerry PlayBook will have “BlackBerry Balance” which requires IT Policies but while digging through the session catalog for the event I learned a few new tidbits. Here is a rundown of them but you can check out screenshots of all the sessions below. Sorry for not providing links but RIM sadly uses annoying relative JavaScript links.

  • RIM has confirmed that you you will be able to deploy policies to secure your enterprise data. (They have yet to say if those policies will only be on the Smartphones through the bridge but I hope not)
  • Their sessions will cover “How to deploy applications that your users want” which means App World will not be the only deployment method
  • Administrators will be able to deploy device settings like VPN and Wi-Fi settings
  • RIM will be discussion the “Unique” security features of the BlackBerry PlayBook which probably just means the QNX OS but maybe more. It might also go to explain why RIM has gone with the “BlackBerry Bridge” option at launch.
  • RIM has some “Key Partner Applications” that are coming to the BlackBerry PlayBook to “Revolutionize the Enterprise”

Check out the full session details in the screenshots below or at this link:


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3 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. While the PlayBook not having any native connectivity to BES is shocking at first, if you think about it, it makes sense. You can only have ONE Device (PIN) associated with ONE Email address on the BES, and it may be more difficult than one would think to change!

  2. i would still like to see IT dept examples and demos.

    Seeing it on paper just makes my eyes bleed.

  3. A lot of thought was given in making Bluishness data secure, just like their encryption networking… they’re saying whats good for us is good for you…

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