BlackBerry Unveils Cloud-based Enterprise Mobility Management Solution to Tackle BYOD

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At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 in Orlando, today previewed a new multi-platform cloud-based enterprise mobility management solution.

BlackBerry says the new EMM solution will enable businesses to secure and manage corporate and personal devices, and 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.

“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.”

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, according to the Waterloo-based company. It will also eliminate the need for organizations to purchase any servers or software, BlackBerry says.

Currently in closed beta, the service is expected to launch by the end of November.

Company:
BlackBerry
Website:
http://www.blackberry.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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