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RIM To Offer Multiplatform Device Management 55

Posted by Soulskill
from the if-you-can't-beat-'em,-manage-'em dept.
Aryden sends this quote from an IDG News report: "Research In Motion is taking on mobile device management for Android and Apple iOS devices as well as its own products, introducing the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion product, on Tuesday. BlackBerry Mobile Fusion is designed to simplify the management of phones and tablets that run RIM's current BlackBerry OS and the emerging BBX platform, which is based on the QNX software that currently powers RIM's PlayBook tablet. But Mobile Fusion will also manage devices using the two biggest mobile OSs, Android and iOS."
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RIM To Offer Multiplatform Device Management

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  • Re:Oh Dear (Score:5, Informative)

    by CohibaVancouver (864662) on Tuesday November 29, 2011 @05:11PM (#38206924)

    So they're creating an alternative way of working with the iPhone? Oh man, apple lawsuit incoming.

    As of iOS 4.3, Apple has an extensible set of APIs that allow third-party applications to manage iDevice endpoints in the Enterprise (iPads / iPhones, even iPods). Apple refers to this as "MDM" (Mobile Device Management). There are already numerous players in this space.

    More here:

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/business/integration/mdm/ [apple.com]

    So no, no lawsuit coming, particularly as Apple doesn't actually make these tools themselves.

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