Enterprise Customers Make the Move to BlackBerry 10 with 18,000 Server Installations


WEBWIRE – Thursday, June 27, 2013

Whirlpool Corporation and BDO Canada upgrade their mobile deployments to the BlackBerry 10 platform

Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced the latest group of enterprises that have invested in the BlackBerry® 10 platform and installed BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 as part of their mobility infrastructure. Whirlpool Corporation and BDO Canada support their complex security and enterprise mobility management (EMM) requirements by adopting BlackBerry 10 as their core business tool for their mobile workforce.

BlackBerry continues to have a strong foothold within the world’s top enterprises with more mobile devices managed with the BlackBerry solution today than any other competitive offering. To date, 60 percent of the Fortune 500 have ordered, downloaded or installed BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, and 18,000 BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 servers have already been installed by customers around the world.

“The adoption of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 has been largely driven by BlackBerry’s strategy of multi-platform Enterprise Mobility Management,” said Kevin Burden, Director of Mobility at Strategy Analytics. “The company’s ability to bring secure workspace capabilities to iOS and Android alongside BlackBerry, gives IT managers the tools needed to manage the complexity that ‘bring your own device’ has brought to many environments.

Whirlpool Corporation, a leader in the $120 billion global home appliance industry, uses the BlackBerry 10 platform to enhance their mobile device management strategy, and capitalize on BlackBerry’s industry leading Enterprise Mobility Management expertise. “BlackBerry functionality and security is the model for Whirlpool’s mobile device management strategy. We are pleased to join BlackBerry in this next step in their evolution, and see BlackBerry 10 in action at Whirlpool,” said Tim Densborn, Lead Mobility Solutions, Whirlpool GIS Infrastructure.

BDO Canada, a leading assurance, accounting, tax and advisory firm with over 3,600 partners and staff and more than 100 offices in Canada, works with a broad range of clients across the country and internationally. The firm has deployed more than 1,000 BlackBerry smartphones as their corporate device standard as well as BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 to manage their mobile infrastructure. According to BDO Canada’s CIO, Kim Watt, “I often talk to other CIO’s about the BlackBerry 10 platform and what BDO has been able to achieve having the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 solution in place. The touch screen of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone for typing is incomparable, and the security features are unmatched.”

BlackBerry 10 for Enterprise offers an integrated mobile device and server solution that meets the highest security needs, but also offers the best customer and device management experience by balancing Work and Life through an intuitive and integrated experience between work and personal. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 manages BlackBerry, iOS®, and Android™ smartphones and tablets through a single, unified, web-based management console.

For more information about BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, please visit: www.bes10.com

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