BALANCING BUSINESS AND PERSONAL AFFAIRS ON YOUR BLACKBERRY
A BlackBerry plays the role of a business hub, personal assistant, and the epicentre of our personal lives. With the release of the BlackBerry 10 operating system, manufacturers of the highly favoured smart phone provided a new unique feature called BlackBerry Balance, which separates your personal life and the corporate world, using a single device. The automatic separation of work-related information and personal applications enables one to enjoy the capabilities of BlackBerry 10 devices to their full potential. Corporate companies all over the world have chosen BlackBerry phones over other popular smart-phone devices for distribution to their employees, and with this new feature, many companies have found the BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 devices to be a sure potential productivity booster. Business owners looking to purchase these devices can visit the nearest LIME store for great BlackBerry deals and plans for the best value.
Here are a few tips for getting started:
STEP 1: SEPARATING YOUR CONTACTS AND CALENDAR EVENTS
Organisation is key if you want to enjoy your BlackBerry 10 device to its full potential. Separating your business contacts from your personal contacts can assist in avoiding the "Sorry, you have the wrong number", or the "I sent that message to the wrong person". It is highly recommended that BlackBerry 10 users dependent on their devices to keep their daily lives on schedule colour code their calendar entries. The recent upgrades also enable calendar sharing using BlackBerry Groups, which is very handy for corporate offices.
STEP 2: SECURING WORK AND PERSONAL DATA
Apps and data sent to your BlackBerry 10-operated device managed by your organisation are restricted from being accessed by personal applications. This security feature prevents conversations and documents from being copied and pasted to personal apps or emails, which many business owners find solace and surety of security in.
STEP 3: SETTING UP YOUR DEVICE TO ACCESS WORK FILES
Your IT department can now enable sharing of network files from your office straight to your BlackBerry device using behind-the firewall capabilities. BlackBerry Work Drives is a free app that allows users to remotely access, edit and manage content located on enterprise network drives.
With the release of the BlackBerry 10 operating system, a feature called BlackBerry Balance separates your personal life and the corporate world, using a single device. The automatic separation of work-related information and personal applications enables one to enjoy the capabilities of BlackBerry 10 devices to their full potential.
Information written and compiled by Kareem LaTouche and Stephanie Lyew