BlackBerry PlayBook for Business - Connecting RIM PlayBook and the RIM BlackBerry

Michael Sampson - Currents

John from Research in Motion recently posted a video showing the integration between the RIM PlayBook and the RIM BlackBerry. Anyway, some key points to note from the video above: - The PlayBook and BlackBerry are linked via Bluetooth. (

Bravo! RIM - BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion announced the BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint , an app for BlackBerry devices: " Connectivity between BlackBerry smartphones and SharePoint servers is made possible with the market-leading BlackBerry Enterprise Server software. The complete solution features: - Client app integration with core BlackBerry features and functions such as email, calendar, browser, and Universal Search providing an intuitive user experience.

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BlackBerry: Back to Enterprise, But Has the Enterprise Moved On?

Michael Sampson - Currents

BlackBerry is re-emphasising its focus on the enterprise market : For the past six months BlackBerry has been planning a resurgence in the enterprise space. Until the release of the BlackBerry Z10 and BB10 mobile OS, the company’s main focus had been providing enterprise software in the form of BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

RIM BlackBerry World

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion hosted BlackBerry World 2011 this past week, in Florida. As an avid BlackBerry user, while I didn't attend, I was interested in the following: 1. The new BlackBerry Bold smartphones , that combine a keyboard and a touch-sensitive display. New device and security management capabilities for BlackBerry smartphones and the PlayBook tablet, with forthcoming support for Android and iOS-based devices too.

5 Minutes with the BlackBerry Playbook

Michael Sampson - Currents

A FedEx package arrived to the office this afternoon in Geneva, and inside was a 7" BlackBerry Playbook. When you swipe your finger on the word "BlackBerry" at the bottom on the Playbook (or whatever is the "bottom" of the screen based on orientation), you head back to the main screen. It wasn't for me, but I got a chance to have 5 minutes with it. Some immediate comments: 1. It's not immediately obvious how to go back to the main screen. There was no button to push.

BlackBerry: Not Just for Office Guys

Michael Sampson - Currents

Looks like Vodafone in India is working to show the greater reach of BlackBerry outside of the office. The funniest thing in the movie for me is the look of distain on the original "BlackBerry boys" faces when the others come in and claim equal rights.

BlackBerry 10 - New Capabilities, Coming in January 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

In late September RIM showed off BlackBerry 10. There's a pop-up on-screen keyboard on the device that was shown, rather than the traditional BlackBerry physical keyboard. - a range of new touch gestures, for using the BlackBerry and moving around within applications.

BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint — Update on Calendar Integration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I pointed to RIM's announcement on its BlackBerry Client for SharePoint. The calendar integration to the BlackBerry calendar was of particular interest to me, as I haven't seen this done before.

BlackBerry Management Center - An Online Management Service for Small Businesses with BlackBerries

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion released (or if they had it before, kudos) the BlackBerry Management Center , a web-based service for managing BlackBerry devices in small and medium-sized businesses: " BlackBerry Management Center is a free online service for small businesses to centrally manage company- or employee-owned BlackBerry smartphones in the cloud and protect business-related content stored on the handsets.

One US Government Agency Dropping the BlackBerry - Hello iPhone

Michael Sampson - Currents

The US Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency is dropping the BlackBerry for 17,600 employees and moving to the iPhone. The reasoning behind the transition was recently published: " RIM's BlackBerry phones have been favored by law enforcement agencies around the world because of the high-level of security they provided, which makes the ICE decision significant.

RIM BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion announced BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 : ". a new RIM-hosted online service for midsized businesses and enterprises that extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry® smartphones, and allows organizations to self-manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud.

[Podcast] This Week in Lotus 018: A World Without Email? Or Blackberries?


As things are starting to settle back in, after a couple of hiccups with WordPress plugins here and there, following the hardware upgrade debacle of my hosting provider over the course of the weekend (Thank goodness everything turned out all right eventually!),

RIM Unveils the BlackBerry PlayBook ("BlackBook" would be a better name)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion took the wraps off a new addition to its device line up today - the BlackBerry PlayBook. The PlayBook was announced at RIM's BlackBerry DEVCON 2010 conference in San Francisco today. I'm a big fan of BlackBerry devices, and choose a BlackBerry over an iPhone 3 or 4.

How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares The days of emailing out a PDF to a small group of journalists and hoping they will open the attachment on their blackberry – lol – and act on it are over.

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Kindle edition of Digital Habitats

Digital Habitats

Eventually it will be available on other platforms, but we’re starting with Kindle since free Kindle apps are available on Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone 7! It has been a while in coming!

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IBM Support for Collaboration on Mobile Devices: An Update

Michael Sampson - Currents

I had the opportunity today to present a slide showing our current and planned future device support for IBM collaboration and Lotus solutions on the relevant enterprise mobile platforms -- Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Nokia. ".

RIM PlayBook - Four Models are Coming

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this week, RIM announced four upcoming editions of the RIM PlayBook, to be available in the second half of 2011: " RIM’s family of upcoming BlackBerry 4G PlayBook tablets will deliver professional-grade, consumer-friendly experiences that redefine the possibilities of mobile computing.

Mobile Iron for Managing Mobile Devices with Corporate Data

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research In Motion enables security of BlackBerry devices via profiles, configuration settings, and encryption. The RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server has been a boon for corporate control of BlackBerry devices.

Technology Friend or Foe for Work/Life Balance?

Ant's Eyeview Blog

What I struggled with for years was how to put down the technology that tied me to the office - at Dell it was my blackberry, aka crackberry. And having a blackberry in your hand kept you wired to the world - mostly email. I like technology, not love, but like.

Trade Offs: Weight vs. Keyboard

Michael Sampson - Currents

I’m a keyboard guy … I always loved the BlackBerry for its physical keyboard, I always pair my iPads with Logitech keyboards, I love the slimline Apple wired keyboard, and I’ve invested the time to learn to type well (even when that involved switching from QWERTY to Dvorak some years ago).

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Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

When David Cameron, UK Prime Minister announced the Government were in talks with Twitter and Blackberry and so on to stop or block social media re organised riots , it wasn’t because the Government truly believes social media is the cause of unrest and should be stopped.

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Microsoft + Nokia: Can Two Losers Collaborate to Win?

Michael Sampson - Currents

The integrated BlackBerry Messenger is a key strength. There was one Windows Phone in the room, one Android device, and the rest were split equally between BlackBerry and iPhone. Late last week, Microsoft and Nokia announced a "broad strategic partnership to build a new global mobile ecosystem". Nokia and Microsoft intend to jointly create market-leading mobile products and services designed to offer consumers, operators and developers unrivalled choice and opportunity.

A RIM PlayBook App for RBS Clients

Michael Sampson - Currents

RBS Global Banking and Markets announced it has developed an informational app for its clients for the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBack : " RBS Global Banking and Markets (GBM) today announced it will offer institutional clients access to world-class fixed income, commodity and currency (FICC) research and strategy with a new app developed for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the latest innovation in mobile technology from Research In Motion (RIM).

ThoughtFarmer 5.0: Improved Mobile Capabilities

Michael Sampson - Currents

Access your intranet content from modern Android, iOS or Blackberry devices: navigate or search pages, browse the people directory, update your status, comment on pages, view attachments. ThoughtFarmer released ThoughtFarmer 5.0,

Teaching with mobile devices: FAQs [part 1]

e-Moderation Station

There is a good reason for my 3 month blogging hiatus. Since January, work has taken me to Chile for 2 weeks, Egypt for a week, India for 3 weeks, and Moscow for a week.

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Kerio Workspace 1.1

Michael Sampson - Currents

an online file and content sharing platform with a new touch-based mobile web interface for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. Kerio released Version 1.1 of Kerio Workspace , its collaboration platform, with an emphasis on better mobility support: " Kerio Technologies, Inc.

IBM adds New Mobility Options to LotusLive Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

A new service, IBM LotusLive Notes Hosted BlackBerry, offers a fixed-price, pay as you go full BES capability listing at US$10/user/month. Read more: Ed Brill, LotusLive Notes adds Hosted BlackBerry, Android, other new features. IBM announced the addition of new mobility capabilities to its hosted edition of Lotus Notes - LotusLive Notes. Today's service update is notable mainly for the improvements to mobile access for LotusLive Notes.


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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Mobile, Bring Your Own Device

Portals and KM

First there is the existing corporate deployment on Blackberry and about 30,00 employees have this. This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2012. I am very pleased to be back again after last year. These notes cover the Monday individual press session, Mobile, Bring Your Own Device, with Rob Ingram, Senior Manager, Mobile Communication Strategy, IBM.

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Collaboration on Mobile Devices - Only for Viewing Documents?

Michael Sampson - Currents

If David is only referring to small form-factor devices, like the iPhone and BlackBerry, then I'd be in greater agreement. Both the iPhone and BlackBerry support editing of Microsoft Office documents - given that a light touch may be all that's required, perhaps it is possible. The forthcoming Research In Motion PlayBook supports seamless integration via Bluetooth with the user's BlackBerry.

IBM Enables Cloud-based Social Business for Government

Portals and KM

 It also includes support for popular mobile devices including Android phones and tablets, Apple iPhone 4 and iPad, BlackBerry, and Nokia Symbian platform. IBM introduced a new set of social collaboration offerings on t he IBM Federal Community Cloud. The services include the industry's broadest capabilities for social software such as wikis, micro-blogs, staff profiles, instant messaging, web conferencing, messaging and collaboration, and email.

IBM Connections Conversations 1: Review of 3.0

Portals and KM

You can download native apps from the major app stores such as iTunes, Andriod Market, and Blackberry App Worlds. This is the first of a three part series on IBM Connections , their collaboration platform for social business. I recently had an extended conversation with Suzanne Livingston, Senior Product Manager for Connections. I have covered Connections before (see for example, Looking Closely at Lotus Connections) but it had been a while since I took another detailed look.

12 Ways to DO and NOT DO a Social Media Press Release – MSF Medecins Sans Frontieres

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Journalists ignore PDFs (on their ancient blackberries ) as much as we bloggers do.

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My Favorite Tweets for February 1 – 15 2011

Portals and KM

RT @ darwineco : on Bloomberg today - IBM Aims to Bring Corporate Social Network to IPhone, BlackBerry [link] #ls11. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason.

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Moxie Employees Spaces - Now for Mobile and with Rich Media

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of notes: - there is an app for the iPhone, and an enhanced experience for BlackBerry and other devices.

Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Social Business for SMBs

Portals and KM

They are half Android, quarter Apple, and quarter Blackberry. This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2012. I am very pleased to be back again after last year.

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Android - 1st, Windows Phone - 2nd, iPhone - 3rd (IDC, for 2015)

Michael Sampson - Currents

IDC believes iOS will be in third and BlackBerry will be in fourth. IDC gives its forecast about the state of mobile device rankings in 2015 , with Windows Phone projected to rise from the dead: " Last year, Android took second place in 2010. This year, it will take the crown (which is not too shocking) and will steadily continue to grow share into 2015.

Convofy Provides Comprehensive Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking

Portals and KM

There is also mobile, as Convofy works well on popular phones like your iPhone, Android and Blackberry and is designed to work on any modern device. Convofy is a new collaboration tool that I am using myself with my colleagues at Darwin Ecosystem.

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The Future of the WorkPlace – Social Business


So whether employees use a BlackBerry or an iPad or an iPhone, whether they’re on a Mac or PC, our goal is to let employees choose their devices. As we come to wrap up another another one of those unforgettable years (2010, that is…), specially, for the Enterprise 2.0

Evernote Updates the Evernote iPhone App

Michael Sampson - Currents

So I have the same data available on my iMac, HP Mini, iPad, and BlackBerry. I rely on the Evernote service every day for many things - tracking conversations, tracking interviews, recording license keys for software, carrying travel details on my iPad. It's a great service.