Another week and another large organization makes a commitment to BlackBerry 10 in the enterprise market. This times it's Financial Technologies in India who are upgrading to BlackBerry 10 - good on 'em!
Despite the constant barrage of negative press surrounding BlackBerry from the worlds media this is yet another slice of good news which hopefully should go some way to convincing 'said media' that BlackBerry are far from out of the smartphone game.
What the future holds for us is still slightly in the dark in terms of how much focus BlackBerry will spend on the enterprise side of the business in comparison to the consumer side. Either way - this is another notch in the bedpost for BES10 if that's the right phrase to use?
New Delhi, India – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced that Indian financial services company, Financial Technologies (India) Limited (FTIL), has upgraded their mobile fleet to BlackBerry® 10 smartphones and invested in BlackBerry’s leading Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution, BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 (BES 10), to manage their mobile infrastructure and support a BYOD environment. The provider of technology IP to create and trade on next-generation financial markets, FTIL is committed to bringing greater flexibility to employees who use smartphones for personal use, without compromising corporate data security.
As a company dealing with sensitive data, keeping information secure is critical to FTIL’s IT department. With an increasing number of employee devices entering the workforce, FTIL needed a platform that would provide access to company data from personal mobile devices without compromising company security. Rohit Ambosta, Senior Vice President of IT at FTIL said, “We are happy with our BlackBerry smartphones and the new BES 10 platform, which has enabled easy segregation of work and personal activities for our employees. Downloading apps has never been so convenient - even from a basic user’s perspective, the segmentation is clear. The BlackBerry platform ensures that our corporate data is not at risk.”
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 provides FTIL with the unified device management and security platform they are looking for. “BlackBerry 10 is specifically designed to support the complex mobility requirements of our enterprise customers. We are delighted that Financial Technologies (India) Limited has selected BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 to empower their employees with greater flexibility, while providing strong back-end security and management architecture,” said Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director for India at BlackBerry.