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Old 06-03-2007, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Folks,

I have just got my first blackberry, and use it on my own e-mail account, but i wanted to use it with my work account. Can anyone tell me if this should be possible?

THe company have BES for domino, and when I asked for a blackberry from work, they said that they had no availible handsets, and wouldn't order anymore.

As I now have my own, I thought I might ask them to configure it for work, but wondered if there were any licensing implications, I.e. a finite number of handsets equate to a finate number of BES licences?

Can anyone think of any reasons which could stop me doing this?

Old 06-03-2007, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They will have to have an available license for you to use in order to connect your BB to their BES.

One BIG thing to find out before doing this is what they restrict or enforce via the IT Policy that is set on the BES. Does the policy force you to have a password on the device? If so, what is the password criteria (length, timeout, # of password attemps before all data is wiped)? Is that something you can live with?

Does the IT Policy prohibit you from sending 'as' your personal account? They can lock that down, too (you can receive from personal, but not send as the account - all outgoing mail can be forced go to from the work account).

Find out if they will provide you ANY support if something doesn't work right. Not getting mail - they may say "Sorry, this is not a work device, you're on your own".

Just a few things to consider.... The IT Poilcy is the first thing to find out, though.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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One reason is it's not a company device. We do not allow personal devices on our server because we don't want to hear "this is my personal device you can't do that".
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