RIM looking to push deeper into the enterprise

Research In Motion is working to push itself deeper into the enterprise by acquiring Ascendent Systems today. Ascendent is a provider of voice mobility solutions for the enterprise and makes the Ascendent Voice Mobility Suite, a standards-based software that integrates with existing PBX and IP-PBX telephony systems to "push" voice calls and extend desk phone functionality to mobile users on their wireless handsets or any wireline phone. RIM will likely integrate the the solution within its enterprise server, making it harder for the enterprise to replace, notes research firm UBS. It looks to be a move that will help RIM stave off competition from a host of mobile email players flooding the market. RIM also announced an updated version of its enterprise server.

For more about RIM's acquisition of Ascendant:
- check out this release from the company