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BlackBerry Opens BlackBerry 10 Operating System to Multiple MDM Platforms

BlackBerry Opens BlackBerry 10 Operating System to Multiple MDM Platforms

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that it will enable mobile device management (MDM) companies to directly manage devices with the BlackBerry 10 operating system.

AirWatch, Citrix and IBM have expressed their intent to be the first companies to work with BlackBerry to enable a more open mobility ecosystem. In doing so, BlackBerry will provide organizations with more options to embrace multi-operating system mobile environments by enabling other MDM companies to manage BlackBerry 10 devices.

According to Gartner, “Mobile device management (MDM) remains a top priority for IT buyers, and investment levels are growing steadily. Competition among players drives commoditization.” Gartner also notes, “Proliferation of and demand for workplace mobility necessitate the need for quality and flexible management tools.” As a result of this demand, BlackBerry is working with the companies listed above to offer customers the most flexible solution to support a broader enterprise mobility strategy.

“Offering the end-to-end secure solutions valued by our customers in government and other regulated industries remains central to our strategy; however BlackBerry understands the opportunity and importance of opening our BlackBerry 10 software,” said Ron Louks, President of Devices and Emerging Solutions, BlackBerry. “This is a natural next step in our enterprise strategy as we seek to provide our customers with maximum choice in how they will meet the full array of employee mobility needs.”

“The enterprise mobility landscape continues to rapidly evolve, and BlackBerry represents a valued addition to our partner ecosystem,” said Kevin Keith, Director of Business Development, AirWatch by VMware®. “The integration of the BlackBerry 10 operating system into the comprehensive AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management Platform™ will empower our customers and partners to fully manage any device in their mobile fleet from a single console.”

“At Citrix, our vision is to deliver mobile workspaces to users anywhere, any time and on any device. As an industry EMM leader, Citrix XenMobile extends support to all enterprise devices. We have long supported BlackBerry OS devices, and the new BlackBerry 10 APIs create exciting possibilities,” said Chris Fleck, Vice President of Mobility Solutions & Alliances, Citrix.

BlackBerry will continue to offer its multi-platform EMM solution BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10), which manages and secures corporate-owned and BYOD BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices. BlackBerry intends to launch BES12 in late 2014, adding Windows Phone 8 support.

For more information about BES10, visit http://www.bes10.com.

For more information about the BlackBerry EZ Pass program that offers a free upgrade path for existing BlackBerry customers to move to BES10 and BES12, visit http://www.blackberry.com/ezpass.

For more information about BlackBerry 10, visit http://www.blackberry.com/blackberry10OS.

About BlackBerry
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit http://www.blackberry.com.

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.

Global Multinationals Invest in BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Solutions

Global Multinationals Invest in BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Solutions

Daimler AG and Airbus Group are among the 80,000+ companies secured by BlackBerry for their Enterprise Mobility Solutions.

Mobile World Congress 2014, Barcelona – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that Daimler AG and Airbus Group are among the latest multinational customers to adopt BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) and BlackBerry® 10 smartphones.

BlackBerry’s container offering delivers a best-in-class COPE (Corporate Owned Personally Enabled) management solution with BES10. Learn how Gartner views COPE offerings in the following report.

BlackBerry secures mobile communication for more than 80,000 enterprises. Enterprises choose BlackBerry for its behind the firewall protection. BlackBerry’s end-to-end, gold standard security capabilities help customers to rest assured that their mission critical data is safeguarded across every mobile device on the network.

Daimler AG, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of passenger cars and commercial vehicles, relies on BlackBerry 10 smartphones for employees with increased security requirements. “BES10 in combination with BlackBerry 10 smartphones offers us the safest environment for mobile device management,” said the automobile manufacturer’s CIO Dr. Michael Gorriz. “With BlackBerry Balance technology, we also offer our employees the opportunity to use two profiles on one device – a professional and a private one. While the professional site is controlled and protected by IT, the user receives individual user options in the private section. With this, private services and apps can be used without compromising company data.”

Airbus Group, a global pioneer in Aeronautics, Space and Defense-related Service, also chose BES10 and is upgrading its entire BlackBerry mobile fleet to BlackBerry 10 smartphones. This decision by Airbus was made after several months of testing and comparison with other offerings on the market. Airbus’ vigorous testing was conducted to ensure that their high standards and requirements for security, confidentiality, and Mobile Device Management capabilities were met by BlackBerry 10.

“Our customers recognize the value that BlackBerry 10 solutions bring to meet the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce and the sensitive nature of data shared across terminals and platforms – requiring the best end-to-end security technology,” added John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry. “Companies like Daimler AG and Airbus Group, as do all of our enterprise and government customers, need to share and access confidential information on a daily basis, making smartphone security a key priority. With BES10, security, productivity, communication and collaboration are the pillars for what BlackBerry aims to deliver to its customers.”

Today at Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry also announced a new promotional program for BlackBerry’s enterprise mobility platform that allows certain customers to deploy BES10 at no cost. Visit http://www.blackberry.com/ezpass and http://www.blackberry.com/pricingupdate for conditions and pricing information.

Additional customers include:

AirDolomiti, an Italian Airline with approximately 550 employees, has deployed BES10 and has migrated their existing BlackBerry smartphones to new BlackBerry 10 smartphones. “As an international airline, we need to provide our employees the most efficient, secure and cost effective communication tools. BES10 allows us to maintain our high standards of efficient, secure, real-time, international collaboration,” said Fabio Biancotto, ICT Director AirDolomiti.

Banca Ifigest, an independent bank, based in Florence, Italy, needed an EMM solution to manage its mixed mobile environment. “BES10 enables us to securely, simply and effectively manage our BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices from a single user-friendly graphical interface. A multi-platform solution is exactly what we needed and BlackBerry offers this with high security standards across personal devices in our BYOD environment,” said Daniele Grassi, IT Manager, Banca Ifigest.

Tokheim is one of the world’s largest providers of fuel retailing solutions. “Our data has always been secure thanks to BlackBerry, and we appreciate the single platform provided by BES10 to facilitate the management and control of BlackBerry and other devices,” said Corrado Fasano, Manager, Tokheim. “In addition, with the added bonus of BlackBerry Balance technology on BlackBerry 10 smartphones, and support for iOS and Android devices with BlackBerry’s Secure Work Space, our employees can enjoy all the benefits of a cutting-edge smartphone while we can rest assured that all corporate information is kept completely separate and secure from personal content.”
Vepica, a global industry leader with more than 40 years of experience in designing and developing construction projects uses BES10 to manage BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices. “The accelerated growth we’re experiencing as a company demands that we adopt a solution like BES10, which provides us with secure remote access to the different services and features of our business systems. At the same time, the platform increases productivity and continuous, real-time communications among our workforce,” says Marianela Gil, VP of Information Technology at Vepica. “One of the main reasons we chose the BlackBerry solution is that it gives us the flexibility to manage devices on multiple platforms, effectively and securely. Additionally, our corporate BYOD policy required the flexibility of the BES10 solution, which we viewed as a decisive value add,” explained Marianela.
PDVSA, the leading Venezuelan oil company in Latin America, chose BES10 to manage their BlackBerry devices and ensure compliance with their BYOD corporate policy. “At PDVSA, we work to maintain a high level of security and operating resilience to reach key objectives in Venezuela, aligned with our strategy for the country. This is why we need an EMM platform capable of offering excellent security, and that’s BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10,” said Keith Fernandez, who’s in charge of Information Assets Security at PDVSA, which falls under the Corporate Management Office of Loss Prevention and Control. “We’re very pleased with the security and flexibility that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 offers for our devices, and having features included in them that enable our mobile workforce to be more productive, it’s really an easy decision to have chosen this solution.”
Odebrecht, a Brazilian organization with global presence, and a leader in the engineering, construction, chemical and petrochemical industry in Latin America chose BlackBerry solutions for its security. “BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BES10 provide the security and reliability we need for our daily operations,” said Odebrecht’s CIO Andre Schneiter. “In addition, BlackBerry Balance technology offers great flexibility and privacy to our executives, which was also a decisive factor.”

BlackBerry Introduces BES12 as the New Foundation for Enterprise Mobility

BlackBerry Introduces BES12 as the New Foundation for Enterprise Mobility

BlackBerry have launch a new BES10 pricing made easier with two tiers, Silver and Gold
with promotional program that allows customers to deploy BES10 at no cost in a new ecosystem of enterprise applications.

Mobile World Congress 2014, Barcelona – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY; TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, unveiled plans for BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 12 (BES12), a new enterprise mobility solution that is application-enabled and unifies BES10 and BES5 to one platform. In addition, a new promotional program will provide free migration to BES10, while a new pricing structure enables customers to simplify their enterprise mobility management (EMM) environment to a single trusted provider.

BlackBerry’s enterprise strategy is to extend beyond EMM to an application-based environment and ecosystem that provides a highly productive end-user experience. This will enable organizations to develop and deploy new services to mobile devices faster. By doing so, BlackBerry will target a global market that IDC has forecasted to reach $4.8 billion by 2017.(1)

“BES10 is the only mobility management solution that meets the highest security demands of regulated industries and is also flexible enough for BYOD,” said John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Solutions at BlackBerry. “This value proposition is why the new BES12 architecture is designed to ensure that the more than 80,000 existing BES customers can seamlessly migrate forward. As we execute on our long term vision, we will offer all customers the opportunity to move forward with us. The investment customers make in BlackBerry today will be a valuable investment for the future.”

The Next Generation of BES – BES12
As part of BlackBerry’s long term strategy, the Company is developing the next generation of the BES platform to enable organizations to develop enterprise-grade applications that can be quickly deployed to BlackBerry smartphones and other mobile devices.

In a report by Forrester Research, Inc.(2), authors Christian Kane and Michele Pelino wrote, “The wide variety of mobile devices and increased mobile application adoption require enterprises to broaden their mobility strategy beyond the simple management of devices, to include developing, deploying, securing, and managing mobile applications of all genres and capabilities.”

The new BES12 platform will focus on delivering the following core capabilities:

Backwards Compatible and Future Proof: BlackBerry OS devices will be supported and the new platform provides the foundation for customers to integrate new mobile endpoints, enhanced user self-service, advanced service management, highly scalable datacenter-grade deployments, and implement active-active high availability clusters for ultimate reliability.
Enhanced Multi-Platform Support: BlackBerry continues its commitment to providing multi-platform solutions and will add support for Windows Phone 8 in addition to already supported iOS®, Android™ and BlackBerry 10.
Advanced Service Management: Proactive monitoring and systems tuning delivers a complete end-to-end perspective of the BES management platform and automates problem resolution.
Connect Cloud and Mobile: The flexibility and scalability of the new BES12 architecture will provide customers with the ability to move from on-premise to the cloud effortlessly and securely. The new platform will support all deployment models, including on-premise, public cloud, private cloud and hybrid environments.
Mobilize Apps: BlackBerry delivers the tools and integration points to easily develop and deploy securely connected enterprise apps across all supported platforms.

New EZ Pass Program and BES10 Pricing
BlackBerry also announced today a new EZ Pass program that provides free migration for customers to move from BES and other MDM platforms to BES10 as well as a new pricing structure.

For existing BlackBerry customers, the EZ Pass program will match any active existing on-premise BES license and any active license customers may have from other MDM vendors with a corresponding Silver level BES10 perpetual license.(3) Customers will also receive free Advantage-level technical support with their new license to help them get up and running fast.

The new pricing and licensing structure will provide two simple tiers, Silver and Gold. Silver includes full device, application, email and security management for BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices, including the unique BlackBerry® Balance™ technology for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Gold adds BlackBerry’s Secure Work Space containerization solution for iOS and Android, and advanced BlackBerry 10 management and security features for the most security-conscious organizations, including government, financial services and healthcare.

Enterprise Application Ecosystem
BlackBerry also announced today several new enterprise-grade applications, including:

The eBBM™ Suite is a new family of products and services that work with BlackBerry smartphones and the BES10 platform to provide enterprise-class mobile messaging.
SAP has certified SAP Fiori to run on BlackBerry 10 browsers which support HTML5, providing customers with tools and resources to be productive and efficient. SAP Fiori is a collection of apps that represents the new SAP user experience paradigm. It offers various business roles across lines of business in a simple, easy-to-use experience for SAP software functionality.
GWAVA’s reseller partnership with BlackBerry helps meet the strict compliance requirements of regulated industries. GWAVA’s Retain for BlackBerry solution provides archiving and auditing capabilities for BBM conversations, PIN, SMS/MMS text messages and phone usage data for BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

The BES12 platform is expected to be available by the end of 2014. An early adopter program will be open for participation this summer. For more information on BlackBerry’s enterprise mobility management solutions, please visit http://www.BES10.com.

The EZ Pass offer including Advantage-level technical support will be available March 31, 2014 through January 31, 2015.(3) Please visit http://www.blackberry.com/ezpass to apply for the program.

The Silver and Gold pricing structure will be in effect beginning March 31, 2014.(4) Please visit http://www.blackberry.com/pricingupdate.

(1) IDC Worldwide Mobile Enterprise Application Development Platform 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares, doc #24418, November 2013. $4.8B in reference to the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform market.
(2) “Apps Everywhere: Understanding The Need For Mobile Application Management”, Forrester Research, May 30, 2013.
(3) Terms and conditions apply
(4) Availability and timing will vary by country and channel partner

About BlackBerry
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit http://www.blackberry.com

BlackBerry BES10 Multi-Platform Enterprise Mobility Management

BlackBerry BES10 Multi-Platform Enterprise Mobility Management

We manage to meet Mr Ian Gardner the Director of Enterprise Solutions for APAC at BlackBerry Media event held in Kuala Lumpur. Mr Ian explains to us the direction of BlackBerry where CEO John Chen will refocus on enterprise services and BES10 will eventually manage end to end security and MDM support for more platforms.

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It was also reveal that over 30,000 BES10 server was installed worldwide to date and it is an encouraging sign that corporate customers are sticking with BlackBerry. It was also reveal that BlackBerry will offer attractive license migration for CAL upgrade.

Mr Ian assure us that BlacBerry is here to stay and they have plans and road maps to continue growing the company.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen Sends Open Letter To Enterprise Customers

BlackBerry CEO John Chen Sends Open Letter To Enterprise Customers

BlackBerry Interim CEO John Chen have send out Open Letters to its Enterprise Customers to assure them that BlackBerry is here to stay and to boost their confidence in the company.

An Open Letter to Customers
To our valued enterprise customers and partners,

You’re hearing a lot of noise in the market about BlackBerry®. MDM vendors are undoubtedly inviting you to webinars and enticing you to switch off your BES.

We want to set the story straight about BlackBerry in the Enterprise, both for our existing customers and for those about to implement BYOD and MDM.

We are very much alive, thank you

Our “for sale” sign has been taken down and we are here to stay. BlackBerry recently announced it has entered into an agreement to receive a strategic investment from Fairfax Financial and other institutional investors, which represents a vote of confidence in the future of BlackBerry.

The investments you’ve made in BlackBerry infrastructure and solutions are secure.

I will keep the lines of communication open as we navigate through this transition.

We’re going back to our heritage and roots – delivering enterprise-grade, end-to-end mobile solutions. As we refocus back to our roots, BlackBerry will target four areas: handsets, EMM solutions, cross-platform messaging, and embedded systems. And, just as important, we will continue to invest in enterprise and security related R&D during our restructuring period.

In short, reports of our death are greatly exaggerated.

Setting the record straight: We will manage all devices

We’re serious about multi-platform MDM and even more serious about multi-platform EMM. We deliberately moved to a new platform with BES10 last year. Making this change enables us to manage all devices, turbo-charge BYOD initiatives, and provide the very best management experience.

Our competitors want you to think that BES only manages BlackBerry devices, and that we are somehow more expensive than other MDMs. This is false.

We understand the realities of the enterprise mobility market better than anyone, and we’re in the game for the long term. We’ve been investing in enterprise mobility management – for any device – and thanks to customers like you, we’re doing very well. Here’s the proof:

  • Our EMM customer base is much larger than any of the other vendors in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management – and is growing.
  • We manage more mobile devices than any other vendor. Period.
  • We move more secure mobile data than anyone else.
  • We have substantial cash and are not a small VC-backed “pure play” MDM player seeking additional funds every year.

Security is not debatable – regardless of the device

BYOD users may be able to bring any device to work, but it’s our job to ensure the risk doesn’t follow them in. Whether you’re deploying corporate-owned iPads or allowing BYOD Android™ devices, security is paramount.

We have more certifications from government agencies than any other vendor and we’re the only EMM vendor and handset maker to receive the Department of Defense “Authority to Operate” certification.

Governments, global corporations and organizations that will not compromise on security continue to choose and trust BlackBerry.

BES10 is your future Enterprise Mobility Solution

We know that BlackBerry devices are not for everyone. That’s OK.

As we committed to earlier – we are more than just a device company. Today, BES10 supports multi-platform MDM, mobile application management and security. We have also made it as easy and low cost as possible for you to trial and deploy BES10.

In the coming weeks, we will continue to have an open conversation with you. Keep an eye out for an EMM Realities webcast series where we will drill down into the key areas in this letter. In the meantime, I want your feedback on how we can better serve your EMM needs.

I believe in BlackBerry and I’m confident in our future in enterprise, our technology and our ability to adapt to changing market needs.

Sincerely,

John S.
Chair and CEO

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10

A nice video about BES 10, suitable for those considering to deploy and to upgrade their BlackBerry Enterprise Service.

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is redefining Enterprise Mobility Management by delivering comprehensive device, security and application management for BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices — both personal and company owned. Administrators can manage all these capabilities from one intuitive central console with an easy to use graphical interface. Combining a BlackBerry 10 device with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 delivers the ultimate solution that satisfies your organisations Enterprise Mobility Management needs whilst preserving personal use and privacy through BlackBerry Balance.

Organizations can also deploy business applications and manage a corporate app storefront — BlackBerry World for Work — included as standard and from the same unified management console. Where multiple devices, ownership models, applications and operating environments exist, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 perfectly balances end user and corporate needs to keep your business moving.

To learn more you can head to http://www.blackberry.com.my/business/software/bes-10.html

BlackBerry Previews New Cloud-based Enterprise Mobility Management Solution

BlackBerry Previews New Cloud-based Enterprise Mobility Management Solution

BlackBerry today unveiled a new cloud-based EMM that will allow businesses to easily store and manage devices. The new service will allow for continued use of BYOD in the workplace but moves things to the cloud. There is no server hardware or software to install and admins can easily use the service through a web-based admin console. A self-service console for end users is also available to help with setting up devices, changing passwords and more.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA–(Marketwired – Oct 7, 2013) – GARTNER SYMPOSIUM/ITxpo – At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013, BlackBerry® (BBRY)(BB.TO) today previewed a new multi-platform cloud-based enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution that will enable businesses to easily secure and manage corporate and personal devices. The new cloud-based EMM solution will give business the ease, flexibility and cost controls to support BYOD, allowing employees to enjoy the content and apps they demand, while maintaining the security requirements and productivity gains of mobilizing, for the organization.

Gartner predicts that half of employers will require employees to supply their own device for work purposes by 2017.* Gartner also predicts that through 2014, employee-owned devices will be compromised by malware at more than double the rate of corporate-owned devices**, putting device and app management high on the priority list for business and IT leaders alike. With BYOD growing every day, businesses need an EMM solution that is easy to deploy and manage, requires no big upfront costs, and satisfies the needs of their employees without compromising the businesses’ security requirements.

BlackBerry’s new multi-platform EMM cloud solution will offer businesses mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), security standards, and self-service capabilities for the end-user. The solution will be available as a service, satisfying end-users, and business leaders and IT departments’ needs for an easy to deploy, easy to manage and highly cost effective solution for smartphone and tablet management.

“BlackBerry is evolving. As the industry has adopted BYOD and mixed mobile environments, we’ve responded with our multi-platform EMM solution,” said Stephen Bates, Head of the Enterprise Business Unit at BlackBerry. “The new cloud-based EMM solution will bring all the benefits of our on-premise offering, which is trusted by more businesses and governments around the world than any other enterprise mobility solution, to customers as a cloud service that lets them easily manage BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices more cost efficiently than ever before.”

The new cloud-based EMM solution will offer:

Simple and fast deployment. No server hardware or software to install, just register and go.
Administrators can easily manage and secure smartphones and tablets. The simple Web-based admin console will provide easy activation and deployment of BlackBerry, iOS® and Android™ smartphones, app management, security policy configuration and compliance monitoring.
Administrators can secure, deploy and manage apps. Administrators will be able to build a catalog of public apps from the App Store(SM), Google Play™ and the BlackBerry® World™ storefront, and then view app distribution and usage for all users and devices.
End-users can manage their own devices through the self-service console. End-users will be able to easily perform common management tasks such as setting up or changing device passwords and remote wipe and lock without relying on an administrator, giving them independence and saving on helpdesk calls.

As a service, the new cloud-based EMM solution will minimize the complexity of managing a fleet of disparate mobile devices, and will be beneficial for IT departments that are strained in today’s business environment, and essential for teams or businesses without an IT department. It will also eliminate the need for organizations to purchase any servers or software – administrators will simply register online then log in to the web-based management console to define users, enroll devices, set security controls, and deploy apps.

Closed beta testing for the new cloud-based EMM solution is already underway. The service will be available as a single monthly subscription that covers both the license and technical support, and is expected to be generally available by the end of November 2013. For more information, visit the BlackBerry booth at ITxpo located in the Atlantic Hall, Dolphin Convention Hall, booth #434 or visit http://www.blackberry.com/cloud.

BlackBerry will be presenting “The Best Device is Debatable – The Best Security is Not” session at ITxpo on Monday, October 7 from 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in Dolphin/Southern III.