Ocean Capital Investments Displaces MobileIron for BlackBerry Hosted Solution on BES12, BlackBerry's Cross-platform EMM Solution
Ocean Capital Investment commits to deploying BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport smartphones
WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 19, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced that Ocean Capital Investments, and its subsidiaries, members of the Irving family of companies, are migrating to BES12(TM): a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry(R). Ocean Capital Investments will be deploying BES12 as a BlackBerry hosted cloud solution to manage BlackBerry and iOS devices, displacing their former mobile device management provider, MobileIron.
BES12 provides expanded cross-platform EMM capabilities that can manage any mobile deployment model such as BYOD, COPE and COBO, and leverages BlackBerry's trusted global infrastructure. The BES12 platform seamlessly supports iOS, Android(TM), Windows Phone(R), BlackBerry(R) 10 and BlackBerry(R) OS devices.
Ocean Capital Investments will replace the majority of their iOS devices with BlackBerry's best-in-class QWERTY keyboard smartphones, BlackBerry Passport and the newly launched BlackBerry Classic. The BlackBerry Passport is a device purpose-built for productivity-driven business professionals who want a smartphone that empowers them with the mobile tools they need to get things done, without sacrificing style or portability. BlackBerry Classic offers users traditional device design and features, including the classic navigation keys, optical trackpad and short cuts with the power and performance of BlackBerry 10.
"BlackBerry is providing the most secure end-to-end mobile solutions with BES12 and their new suite of smartphones with BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic," said John K.F. Irving, President, Ocean Capital Investments. "We're working closely with BlackBerry to implement BES12 as a hosted solution for our EMM needs and are ready to replace our previous provider with this highly secure, cross-platform service. Our priority is to give our employees the right tools to get the job done, and our BlackBerry solution will allow us to do that."
"As a company focused on construction, broadcasting and property management, Ocean Capital Investments has high expectations around secure, cross-platform mobile communications and the productivity of their employees, which is why they're choosing BlackBerry," said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Product and Value Added Solutions at BlackBerry. "BlackBerry Hosted Solution is a great option for customers like Ocean Capital Investments because it offers them the secure, cross-platform features of BES12 with the convenience of hosted IT administration and support."
BlackBerry Hosted Solution on BES12 is a scalable, cloud-based, cross-platform EMM solution that can be leveraged by small businesses to global enterprises alike. For more information on hosting services, please visit: www.blackberry.com/hosting
For more information about BES12, visit www.blackberry.com/bes12
For more information on BlackBerry Classic, visit: www.blackberry.com/classic
For more information on BlackBerry Passport, visit: www.blackberry.com/passport
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry(R) 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, Middle East and Africa, 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 www.BlackBerry.com.