I'm Your Blackberry!

September 16, 2010

Although there are many different brands of smart phones, I’m pleased that SoftLayer has chosen Blackberry for our essential operations form of communication. In the last two and a half years my Blackberry has become my right hand. Any tasks involving information technology that I have needed to complete have been accomplished without much hassle. In both personal and work related situations my Curve has proven it can do the jobs of many tools. Email alone has its crucial place in IT and is managed flawlessly through my phone. My notepad, calculator, browser, calendar, camera, SSH device, VNC/SSH device SFTP device, organizer and alarm clock are many names I could give this little six shooter.

Reliable in the battle as well! Just recently I was on hold in a very important phone call (Important phone call meaning I had just won Washington Redskins tickets on a radio station ;D ) when I started to get a warning about my Curve’s battery running low. I was so worried because I had abused the phone that day and I had no way of recharging where I was. My Blackberry held on for over 30+ minutes until it had to drop radio use. I got my tickets and was still able to call the NOC and let everyone know (In a high pitched voice that is). Looking back I cannot think of a moment where I wished for another choice in a phone. My Curve will continue to stay holstered at my side. What type of smart phone do you prefer to use in everyday tasks?

Jonathan M.

SoftLayer Server Engineer in WDC

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September 16th, 2010 at 1:00pm

What SSH program are you using? What about VPN? When will the SL blackberry app for the portal be ready?

September 20th, 2010 at 8:08am

BlackBerry also makes it easy to communicate with a large group of people at once. By checking your email you can access mailing lists from your office to send a message to everyone; this is much more reliable than texting, as each individual might not have texting on their cell phones.

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September 16th, 2010 at 1:00pm

What SSH program are you using? What about VPN? When will the SL blackberry app for the portal be ready?

September 20th, 2010 at 8:08am

BlackBerry also makes it easy to communicate with a large group of people at once. By checking your email you can access mailing lists from your office to send a message to everyone; this is much more reliable than texting, as each individual might not have texting on their cell phones.

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