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Old 06-10-2008, 08:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,

I have been set a task to which I'm not totally sure is possible and would be grateful if someone could give me a pointer or two.

We would like to provide certain Blackberry users with emergancy information where by we update a single location and Blackberry users then access this information via thier Blackberry.

Thanks in advance any help advice is very much appreciated

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are you BES or BIS? If BES, create a web page on your intranet with the information. Set it as the homepage (via IT Policy) of those users you want to have it.
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You could use a custom e-mail service like MailChimp and use it to send a single alerting e-mail to all of your users all at once; you can also provide them with a custom emergency alert ring-tone they can associate with the from-address you establish for this.
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Hi Guys,

I have been set a task to which I'm not totally sure is possible and would be grateful if someone could give me a pointer or two.

We would like to provide certain Blackberry users with emergancy information where by we update a single location and Blackberry users then access this information via thier Blackberry.

Thanks in advance any help advice is very much appreciated

Shabba!!
Lots of options.

(1) Send a mass e-mail. This can done through a mailing list setup in your company's e-mail system, through a mass-mailing tool, or through a third-party service. There are many options here. For example, you could use Yahoo! Groups to send a single message that gets transmitted to all your users. (This is more meant for two-way communication, but thee are similar services that work similarly for one-way communication).

(2) Create an RSS feed and have your BB users use a reader like Viigo (which can have alerts) or another similar program.

(3) Same as #1, but use SMS instead of e-mail. Most wireless carriers have an e-mail format (such as [email address]) that you use can send SMS message via an e-mail.

(4) Web page. Look into the BB browser's auto-sync functionality, if this helps your particular need.
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Wow...!! Guys I didnt expect such a rapid response as to what you have offered - thank you very much!!! I will have a closer look at the suggestions and see what is the best option, thanks again!!
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