RIM Introduces BlackBerry Management Center Cloud Service

BlackBerry and PlayBook maker Research In Motion (RIM) is going to launch a new cloud service, aimed at catering to the needs of small businesses.

According to the company, the new service will help small firms in managing up to 100 BlackBerry smartphones, as well as in securing business data stored by the device locally.

The new offering, dubbed the BlackBerry Management Center will be available for commercial usage, and it will access email through a web-based service, running on the OS 4.6 or later model, or simply via an ISP.

This new platform, no doubt, could prove to be quite handy for small businesses when it comes to backing up the content of a BlackBerry smartphone by default, and on a weekly, monthly, or daily basis.

Not just that, the new offering is also designed to protect the content stored localy on the BlackBerry devices, meaning if somehow an employee loses his phone, the internal memory as well as the micro SD card can be remotely locked, or wiped out without too much of a headache.

Users can also restore their preferred settings, or even reset their passwords quite easily in a replacement device.

You can see an explanatory video about the new free BlackBerry Management Center from RIM here.