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Blackberry Malaysia To Focus On Governmentt, Enterprise Sectors

Blackberry Malaysia To Focus On Governmentt, Enterprise Sectors

BlackBerry Malaysia will focus on the government and enterprise sectors in efforts to move forward with its business development, Managing Director for Indo-China, Ben Quirin, said Tuesday.

Previously, BlackBerry Malaysia’s main focus was the retail segment, he said.

“The government and enterprise sectors will be our key point in Malaysia in order to get more customers and train our partners in technical aspects to enable them to understand our focus.

“The software and hardware development as well as services products will be our main focus to ensure that our customers from the two sectors are always associated with us,” he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur after announcing BlackBerry Malaysia’s development plan for Malaysia.

Ben said the competitors’ market share for both sectors only represent under 25 per cent of where Blackberry stands in the government and enterprise sectors today.

Good news from down under – BES10 leading the enterprise market in Australia

Good news from down under - BES10 leading the enterprise market in Australia

According to leading Australian ICT research firm Telsyte, they’ve found that BlackBerry was the most widely implemented MDM (Mobile Device Management) solution thoughout Australia in 2013.

MDM penetration had more than doubled in Australia in 2013, with one in five businesses (with 20 or more employees) with an MDM solution in place, use BlackBerry.

Australia is seeing a substantial conversion with current enterprise customer base, with approximately 65% of migrating to or currently trialing BES10. In fact, two new prominent organizations in the public and private sector, the Australian National Audit Office and Questas, have selected BES10 for their enterprise mobility.

“Our leadership in the enterprise market continues to expand in Australia and I am delighted to see this reflected in the findings of Telsyte’s report, in which BlackBerry is named as the most widely implemented MDM solution in the country,” said Matthew Ball, Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand at BlackBerry, whom I had the pleasure of speaking with yesterday.

“While we continue to win the trust of Australian government departments, we are also seeing significant traction in other regulated and private industries that want to enable workforce mobility with multiple devices, while maintaining company IP and data is protected and secure. We are looking forward to working with our partners and customers in the region in 2014 as we continue BlackBerry’s global enterprise momentum,” Ball added.

Mr. Ball has had an illustrious track record, with past experience working for Microsoft’s Xbox in marketing and later in telecommunications, such as Optus, throughout Australia.

One quote by Matthew Ball, which has resonated the most to me: “There’s a difference between learning how to do it in a university [and] to owning it, living and breathing it and being accountable for the outcomes.”

Ball and team have clearly exemplified their hard-work by successfully positioning BlackBerry as the gold standard in security and solution for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) to organizations within Australia.

BlackBerry to Launch eBBM Suite for Enterprise Customers

BlackBerry to Launch eBBM Suite for Enterprise Customers

First Solution, BBM Protected, will Provide Secure, Enterprise-Class Mobile Messaging for Regulated Industries, BlackBerry is back.

Mobile World Congress 2014, Barcelona – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced the eBBM™ Suite, a new family of products and services that work with BlackBerry® smartphones and the BlackBerry enterprise solution, BES and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, to provide enterprise-class mobile messaging that brings together the core strengths of BBM with features and capabilities aimed at enterprises.

BBM Protected will be the first solution offered in the new eBBM Suite, bringing regulated industries the most secure and reliable real-time mobile messaging in the industry. BBM Protected will provide an unrivalled level of trust in enterprise messaging with end-to-end encryption of messages that uses symmetric encryption keys for BBM messages and best-in-class technology for public-private signing and encryption key pairs.

Employees will be able to use a single well-known, well-loved app to connect with internal colleagues under this regulated level of enhanced security, while remaining free to message BBM contacts outside the organization simply and easily with the privacy, control and security that is already inherent in BBM. For IT administrators and infrastructure managers, BBM Protected will work across BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry® OS smartphones in regulated mode with no OS upgrades required.

BlackBerry’s end-to-end security model is built on a foundation of secure hardware interacting with secure software. Security is reinforced at every level of the device from CPU to boot ROM, to OS and file system, and applications. The root of trust that BlackBerry builds for its customers remains unbroken throughout the chain, and is unlike other security models that rely on the interaction of components from multiple vendors.

“BBM has always been an important tool for business users who want real-time messaging that is reliable, trusted and puts control of contacts and personal information in users’ hands,” said John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Solutions at BlackBerry. “With the introduction of the eBBM Suite and BBM Protected, we will provide regulated industries and security-conscious organizations with a powerful and best in class instant messaging solution.”

BlackBerry remains committed to providing end-to-end solutions that are secure, reliable and benefit the productivity and collaboration of enterprise customers. “Regulated industries need an option for mobile messaging that maintains compliance, but still gives employees the freedom to be productive with peers outside of the organization. BBM running on BlackBerry smartphones in a BES environment is unrivalled in meeting this need,” said John Sims.

BBM continues to be a top choice for business users who turn to mobile messaging to enhance their productivity and collaboration through BBM Voice calling, one-to-one chats, multi-person chats, or BBM Groups, which offers groups of up to 50 people the ability to chat, share calendars, lists and images. BlackBerry users can use BBM for video calls, to share screens and to create private BBM Channels for one-to-many collaboration and sharing.

Pricing and Availability
BBM Protected as part of the eBBM Suite is expected to launch this summer and will be available to enterprise customers through a monthly per-user fee.

Useful Links

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BES Information

Cybernomics 101 – Vulnerabilities and Mobile Computing

BBM Information

Enterprises in India Move to BlackBerry 10

Enterprises in India Move to BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry announced today the growing adoption of BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) by Indian enterprises across a range of sectors. BlackBerry has a strong market position in India where the Company has seen more than 1,000 Indian enterprises adopting or testing BES10 since its launch in January 2013.

ITC Limited, an Indian conglomerate, has implemented BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 across their various businesses. “The robust architecture of the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution has ensured the availability of a secure and reliable mobility solution that addresses the requirements of ITC’s managers. With BlackBerry 10 smartphones and the implementation of BES10, ITC’s employees will be able to share information securely with all their stakeholders,” said VVR Babu, Chief Information Officer, ITC Ltd.

Indiabulls, with its strong presence in important sectors like financial services, power and real estate, has recently adopted BlackBerry 10 smartphones managed by BES10. “Indiabulls is very pleased with its implementation of BES10 and the deployment of BlackBerry 10 smartphones is growing across the organization,” said TejinderPal Singh Miglani, Group CIO, Indiabulls. “BlackBerry 10 offers very strong and compelling features, especially when it comes to data security and the flexibility to meet different working needs. With features like BlackBerry Balance technology, we are able to keep corporate information separate and secure from personal content. Users can access the corporate resources as per their needs and effortlessly along with the confidence that the data is fully secure and cannot be unintentionally leaked via personal channels.”

The 3C Company, a leading real estate company in North India, was looking for a robust and secure mobile solution that would enable enhanced productivity along with ensuring that employees could share and access confidential information securely to match the needs of the rapidly growing company. According to Anupam Kaushik, AVP, Information Technology at The 3C Company, “BlackBerry 10 smartphones offer strong productivity benefits and help our employees stay connected while on the move. BlackBerry 10 smartphones are fast, stable and provide our IT admins with control over the ‘Work’ space using BES10. If The 3C Company implements a BYOD policy, it will be with BES10, as it provides ease of information access, while retaining control of it.”

Emcure Pharmaceuticals, a fast growing Indian pharmaceutical company engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing a broad range of pharmaceutical products globally, was looking for a mobile solution to deliver high security and flexible device management. “Emcure Pharmaceuticals is very pleased with the deployment of BES10 to manage its BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android devices,” said Rajani Shetty, Sr. Director IT at Emcure Pharmaceuticals. While allowing employees to continue using their own devices as the company expands, the organization wanted to make sure that it would be able to secure corporate data on employee’s personal devices. With the deployment of BES10, Emcure’s IT team is able to manage and secure corporate data on iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices, and has successfully implemented BYOD to support the needs of its employees.

Nishith Desai Associates is a research-based Indian law firm with offices in Mumbai, Silicon Valley, Bangalore, Singapore, Mumbai BKC, Delhi and Munich that aims at providing strategic, legal and tax services across various sectors. “Nishith Desai Associates has been one of the first users of BlackBerry since its launch in India,” said Milind Mundankar, Director IT, Nishith Desai Associates. “Being a law firm, security and confidentiality play a very significant role and because of BlackBerry’s strong security and productivity features, we decided to equip all our lawyers and support staff with BlackBerry smartphones. We not only use BlackBerry for email communication but have also developed various mobile applications, like a business development module, a time capture application, document filing and HR applications, which enable our lawyers to work seamlessly while on the move. We are very pleased with our deployment of BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BES10. With BES10, we are able to separate work and personal data through BlackBerry Balance, which enables our associates to fully enjoy the best of both worlds on their smartphones. The setting of various IT policies with BES10 gives us confidence that our official data is fully secured.”

The rising number of organizations embracing BES10 in India as part of their mobile strategy showcases the enterprise commitment to the BlackBerry solution, which is recognized as the gold standard in security for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). “The enterprise market continues to grow in India and holds immense untapped potential for BlackBerry, especially in sectors like retail, insurance, banking, healthcare, construction and professional services. BES10 offers a single, unified management console to manage iOS, Android and BlackBerry smartphones,” said Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director for India at BlackBerry.

For more information about BES10, visit http://blackberry.com/bes10facts.