And who can really blame them? They are following a long line of corporate organizations that have committed to BlackBerry 10 for it's security features, as you will read below in the press release.
Why the mainstream media doesn't pick up on the news like this baffles me. They prefer to focus of the negatives when it comes to BlackBerry which can be rather frustrating for us BlackBerry addicts. Oh well, at least we can see that things are far from doom and gloom if yet another global group is jumping on the BES10 bandwagon.
How many devices the Colombia office will be rolling out is unclear, but it's good news allround. Fingers crossed that this will be a global commitment for the IOM.
Bogota, Colombia – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that the Colombian office of the International Organization for Migration (OIM), an international migration affairs group, has selected BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) as its mobile enterprise mobility platform of choice.
OIM Colombia, with global headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, is the first OIM country of the 155 member organization to implement the BES10 multi-platform Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution. The group's employees use BlackBerry® 10 smartphones connected to BES10 to ensure the highest level of productivity and security.
"We decided to implement BES10 in order to unify and centralize our device management at OIM Colombia, including BlackBerry smartphones and devices from other platforms, as part of our BYOD strategy. The ability to efficiently and securely manage our organization's mobile devices with such a robust solution – no matter what operating system they might be running –is why we've decided to continue to invest in BlackBerry," said David Fernando Jimenez Vargas, ITC Coordinator at OIM Colombia. "For our organization, BES10 is the best platform on the market, as it offers the best end-to-end security, the easiest integration with existing IT systems," added Jimenez Vargas.
"More than 35,000 BES10 commercial and test servers have been installed globally. This is another indication of how our company is solidifying our presence in the EMM sector across the industry" said Nuncio di Mare, Enterprise Sales Manager for the Andean Region and the Caribbean. "By deploying a platform that supports BYOD corporate policies, OIM Colombia allows their employees to bring a personal device to work while at the same time, allowing IT Managers to implement IT policies in the device's corporate environment," said Di Mare.
Customers are realizing the benefits and cost savings of the recently launched BlackBerry program, which provides free license migration and support for BlackBerry customers to move from BES5 and other MDM platforms to BES10.
Since the program launched on March 31, 2014, more than 1.2 million BES10 client access licenses have been issued to customers worldwide. The enterprises participating in the program represent a cross-section of industries from financial services and healthcare, to telecommunications and government organizations. Migrations to BES10 include customers using other MDM vendors such as AirWatch, MobileIron and Good Technology.
The BlackBerry EZ Pass migration program is designed to help customers take full advantage of the BES10 multi-platform solution by seamlessly migrating from BES5 and includes access to BlackBerry's technical support services.
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