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While the announcement of the BlackBerry Management Center went mostly unheralded, it really is quite a compelling offering from RIM for small businesses of under 100 users. The goal is to offer small businesses a solution to manage not only business owned, but also personal BlackBerry devices in a manner that is easy for all. As detailed in the video above, BlackBerry Management Center has some great features built into it:
- Wirelessly back up BlackBerry smartphones automatically on a daily, weekly or monthly basis to aid in the recovery of lost business-related content stored on the handset
- Protect content on an employee's lost or stolen BlackBerry smartphone by remotely locking it and, if necessary, wiping the contents, including the microSD card
- Locate a lost BlackBerry smartphone by remotely locking it, initiating a loud ring, and displaying a message on the Home screen
- Easily restore the settings and content on a new or replacement device
- Reset a password
Aside from offering the security solutions users would expect, BlackBerry Management Center is available for free. If you're looking for a better solution of protecting devices but not looking to fork over a ton of cash, then BlackBerry Management Center is certainly worth a look for business owners.