RIM BlackBerry for Business Webcast talks PlayBook, Enterprise and cloud services (listen to full audio)

BlackBerry PlayBook for Business
By Kevin Michaluk on 17 Mar 2011 06:17 pm EDT
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Today RIM held a webcast to talk a bit on the BlackBerry PlayBook and its use in the business/Enterprise space. We heard from Alec Taylor, RIM's Vice President, Software, Services and Enterprise talk about PlayBook for enterprise and new initiatives that RIM is working on to bring more cloud-based services to the BlackBerry Platform (it was interesting to see such a heavy emphasis on the word cloud from RIM). The topics weren't totally shocking, but we did get some great insight into what is to come down the road for the PlayBook and RIM when it comes to business, such as their work with Microsoft.

Some key topics were Enterprise solutions for the PlayBook and cloud services as well as the many connectivity options for the PlayBook. We did learn that the PlayBook will feature various mode options for different types of users including personal mode, BlackBerry Bridge mode, VPN mode and BlackBerry Balance mode. The good thing is that there will always be new things coming down the road for the BlackBerry PlayBook as well - RIM made it clear that while at the start they'll be leveraging the BlackBerry Smartphone as the secure tunnel connection to the NOC that they are working hard to bring that full BES-like enterprise functionality to the PlayBook/QNX OS. Keep reading to check out slides from the presentation that sum things up, and if you have an hour to spare check out the full audio webcast above.

BlackBerry for Business Webcast

BlackBerry for Business Webcast

BlackBerry for Business Webcast

BlackBerry for Business Webcast

BlackBerry for Business Webcast

BlackBerry for Business Webcast

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RIM BlackBerry for Business Webcast talks PlayBook, Enterprise and cloud services (listen to full audio)

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hey kevin 1 question unrelated to this
how do i send you guys any information such as blackberry news or rumors?

P.S i listened and read about this earlier today and it was very helpful and it explained how versatile the playbook will be..

good job RIM

If they can get hooked into Microsoft's cloud offerings, I will be very happy. If they do it well, we will have easy, online Microsoft Office web-apps available along with 25gigs of free storage.