Research in Motion is clamoring to get back its slice of the corporate market, announcing today that its enterprise service will now support iOS and Android devices. The move will allow former BlackBerry workplaces to embrace a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment.
Enterprise Service 10 – which offers mobile device and application management, secure connectivity and the ability to separate work and personal data and apps – is now available for download on a 60-day free trial. Details about its long-term pricing structure have not been released.
“BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 empowers employees to be more productive and better equipped to serve customers while it provides business and IT leaders with the confidence that corporate data is protected and manageable in the same way they have long enjoyed with BlackBerry,” said Peter Devenyi, senior vice president of enterprise software, in a press release. “BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 makes mobility easy for businesses to help keep them moving.”
Whether BES 10 will be enough to restore Blackberry’s former corporate stranglehold, or if the platform is too little too late, remains unknown. Atlanta-based start-up AirWatch has been garnering plenty of media attention as of late, being pointed to as the company poised to take down RIM in the mobile device management market.
Learn more about BES 10 in the video below.