As you'll see from the following video and press release - the decision to use BlackBerry 10 is not just all about communication, but security and device management is also a big factor - something we all know BlackBerry do best.
In addition, the choice for BES10 was also influenced by the ability to manage not only BlackBerry smartphones, but iOS and Android devices too.
It's a great news story to start the day and I'm confident we'll see plenty more high profile companies adopting BES10 in the near future.
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY and WATERLOO, CANADA – May 16, 2014 – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that Hannover 96, a German football club and marketing company, has migrated to BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) to bring secure enterprise mobility and end-user flexibility to the workplace.
Hannover 96 deployed BlackBerry’s enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution BES10 to secure highly confidential information, such as details of new players, contracts, schedules and football training plans, across different platforms, including BlackBerry, iOS® and Android™ devices .
“BES10 is so valuable to our business because it gives us the perfect balance between flexibility and security,” said Nek Capric, Head of Marketing Sales at Hannover 96. “For example, our online team needs access to multiple devices such as iPhones and Android to test the design and layout of Web content. With BES10 in place, we can keep these functions of our business running smoothly without having to worry about the security implications for the business.”
“Data security is key to business success and our mobile device strategy,” continued Capric. “BlackBerry has really helped us implement an effective Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) strategy and given us the confidence to know that if a device is lost or stolen, we can quickly wipe confidential data before it gets into the wrong hands. We are now looking at integrating additional devices such as tablets.”
Markus C. Mueller, Regional Managing Director Europe at BlackBerry said: “BES 10 provides Hannover 96 with the flexibility to embrace multi-platform device management without sacrificing security. Our enterprise customers in Europe recognize the unique value that BES 10 brings in fulfilling their productivity, communication and collaboration needs with its industry-leading security and cost efficiency.”
To date, customers have installed nearly 33,000 BES10 commercial and test servers around the world. In Germany, more than 50 percent of DAX companies have ordered, downloaded and/or are testing BES10.