RIM Introduces BlackBerry Balance

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Just the other day, Research In Motion (RIM) announced a new feature coming to BlackBerry smartphones: Balance. Balance is a technology that allows companies to define what’s work and what’s personal, then act on that information. For example, Balance can be setup to restrict a user from copying text from a business email into a social networking app. The ultimate goal, of course is to give the company more control over secure data while allowing employees to use one device for both work and personal needs.

At CompanionLink, we’re big fans of keeping your business data separated from your personal data. We’ve written recently talking about how you can use CompanionLink and DejaOffice to do just that, making it much easier for you to use your phone at work and at home. Balance does not appear to offer the same types of features as we discuss, but rather focuses on making a personal device more secure. Initially, the direct benefit to the employee may seem low. However, it is important to remember that, for many, Balance will be the key that finally allows them to carry just one device!

How do you keep your business and personal data separated? Will Balance change things for the better for you? Let us know in the comments!

RIM Introduces BlackBerry Balance was last updated October 12th, 2015 by David Z

2 thoughts on “RIM Introduces BlackBerry Balance

  1. Agreed, “Balance” is a great way to describe it. Anytime I can cut down the amount of stuff I have to carry around with me, I’m happy! I’m looking forward to a future where I can use my phone to (securely) replace my wallet and my keys. The only trick then is to not lose the phone!

  2. Hey, that sounds… well, very useful! The Blackberry Balance,
    separating your work and personal life, and you don’t have to carry
    around two phones for it! Seems highly efficient and can help businesses
    and its employees by, well, balance. No other word that better
    describes it.