RIM To Add Enterprise IM Software
Apr 19, 2005, 1:40 PM by (staff)
RIM has inked deals with Microsoft, Novell and IBM to enable communication between their enterprise IM clients for the PC and Blackberry devices. Microsoft and RIM are working on a client for Microsoft's Office Live Communication Server that includes secure IM. A client should be available by the end of the year. RIM is working with IBM to develop a Lotus Instant Messaging client that would combine presence features from the IM platform with additional features from Web Conferencing. RIM is also working with Novell to create a client for the Novell GoupWise Messenger to complete support for all corporate messaging systems.
Google to Strip SMS from Hangouts May 22
Google today outlined a number of changes to its various messaging services, including a dramatic shift for Hangouts. Starting May 22, Google Hangouts will no longer support SMS for text messaging between phones.
Microsoft Outs New Office Apps for iPhone, iPad, Androids
Microsoft today announced a major expansion of its core Office productivity suite across mobile devices. Microsoft is replacing the limited Office app for the iPhone with three brand new apps, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
NextBit Offering Web Client Beta
Nextbit today said owners of the Robin smartphone can test a web-based client for accessing files that have been moved off the phone and stored in the cloud. The client lets people log into their Nextbit account from a computer and view photos and other content.
Apple and IBM Release First Wave of Enterprise Apps
Apple and IBM have followed through on an announcement made earlier this year and delivered a range of mobile applications aimed at large businesses. The IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps rely on IBM's cloud services, which bring data and analytics tools to enterprise users of Apple's iPhone and iPad.
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