RIM has just announced their latest piece of software – the Mobile Fusion device management software that will offer security options to the Android and iPhone platforms. From the first quarter of 2012 onwards, RIM’s new software will enable corporate IT staff to set and monitor rules for passwords, apps and software across both platforms mentioned. This means a company is able to remotely lock or wipe a lost or stolen device, where the key selling point targets security-conscious corporations. I guess RIM knows that users have been making the shift away from the BlackBerry platform among corporations, so why not make money on the other end as well with a software? This is somewhat akin to Microsoft making money off every single Android phone sold at the moment…

Mobile Fusion will reside beside current BlackBerry Enterprise Servers (BES), which are located behind corporate firewalls. This software will be the perfect solution to cater to both Apple and Android devices, although might just consider adding support for other systems, including Microsoft’s Windows Phone – should there be enough demand, of course.

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