Announcing the offer, RIM senior vice president, enterprise and platform marketing, Jeff McDowell, said the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express for IBM Lotus Domino offered free server software that wirelessly synchronizes email, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks between BlackBerry smartphones and IBM Lotus Domino without compromising security.
He said the software was available at the Blackerry online www.blackberry.com/besexpress.
“BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a free download that is designed for businesses of all sizes,” said McDowell.
“It provides an easy way for businesses to get started using BlackBerry smartphones with IBM Lotus Domino and it’s also an ideal no-cost software solution for businesses that want to allow their employees to connect their personal BlackBerry smartphones to their work email,” said McDowell.
He said the software uses the same robust security architecture of the market-leading, premium BlackBerry Enterprise Server, and includes more than 75 of the over 500 smartphone controls and IT security policies available with the premium version of BlackBerry Enterprise Server software.
McDowell says the programme supports the BlackBerry smartphones on business data plans as well as most personal data plans.
Echoing the same sentiments was the director for messaging and collaboration at IBM Software Group, Ed Brill, who said: “There’s tremendous growth in work force mobility, from small businesses through to major corporations, and there is clear evidence that shows how smartphones can increase organisational responsiveness, improve productivity and help employees make the most of their time.”
He added: “BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great opportunity for businesses to cost-effectively extend Lotus Domino to more employees on BlackBerry smartphones.”
The new partnership between BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express and IBM Lotus Dominois is set to provide wirelessly synchronize email, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks as well as manage email folders and search email on the mail server from their smartphones.
Other important developments to be achieved include the booking of meetings and appointments, accept meeting requests, check availability and forward calendar attachments, among others setting an out-of-office reply.