BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion has plans to launch a cloud-based version of the secure server software by the end of 2011.
At an event in Boston, the company said it plans to launch a version of BlackBerry Enterprise Software (BES) for the cloud, hosted either by partner companies or telecommunications carriers.
"Smaller companies might want to invest in a cloud-based BES, but even large companies can put a portion of their infrastructure in the cloud," vice president of Research In Motion's (RIM) communications platform group Pete Devenyi told Computerworld on Thursday. "We're not yet saying how it will be rolled out."
BES encrypts and routes mail and data to and from BlackBerry devices on company networks.