It looks like we are having a good week on the enterprise front at the moment. It was only yesterday that we told you that Jannah Hotels & Resorts had rolled out BBM to its staff and now we see another company - AZB & Partners confirm their commitment to BlackBerry Enterprise Services (BES).
As you'll see from the following press release, the Indian law firm isn't the biggest we've seen in terms of devices, but it is yet another fantastic reminder why BlackBerry still have the edge over the competition with security.
While in some regions BlackBerry seem to be fighting to retain market share in the consumer space it certainly looks like they are still going all guns blazing in the business sector.
New Delhi, India – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced that AZB & Partners, one of the top three Indian corporate law firms in India, has deployed the Hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and upgraded to BlackBerry smartphones to manage their mobile infrastructure across the organization.
Around 200 senior partners and lawyers of AZB & Partners have been provided email access on their smartphones. Close to 80% of the employees with email access are using BlackBerry OS/Blackberry 10 smartphones along with Hosted BES Services. Majority of the AZB & Partners employees use BlackBerry's QWERTY smartphones. Hosted BlackBerry services will offer AZB & Partners workforce with a full service business solution which seamlessly integrates with existing hosted email and business applications.
With presence in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Pune, AZB & Partners specialize in Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and General Corporate Practice. Being a law firm, security and confidentiality play a critical factor while selecting enterprise mobility solutions. With wireless access to email, calendar, browser and other applications, all managed by BlackBerry Hosted BES services, AZB & Partners workforce continue to be seamlessly connected on-the go without investment in expensive servers and software in-house.
"We are extremely delighted with the security features, management console, reporting and the upcoming enterprise mobility roadmap of BlackBerry. We have 165 happy BlackBerry users in the company and look forward to upgrade to the new BES 12 cloud services. The high security environment and the user friendly QWERTY experience are clearly the key differentiators of BlackBerry's robust enterprise mobility solutions," said Ajay Bahl and Bahram Vakil of AZB &Partners. "The BlackBerry Hosted Services offer compelling features, especially when it comes to data security and the flexibility to meet the varied needs of our senior partners and lawyers. With the Hosted BES services and BlackBerry smartphones, we have found the best mobility solution in terms of security, connectivity, cost and usability. BlackBerry is a highly valued partner that we can rely upon unconditionally in the current scenario of data security threats and breach of privacy."
"It is a matter of great honour to be chosen as the preferred mobility solution provider by a prestigious Indian law firm like AZB & Partners. We understand the unique security requirements of law firms and our solutions are built to provide them with the best productivity tools. Within sectors with strict security and regulated environments, BlackBerry continues to be the chosen mobility platform. This is proven by our consistent new client wins like Indiabulls, Financial Technologies, Emcure Pharmaceuticals, ITC Limited and others in India and worldwide. We are confident that BlackBerry Hosted services and smartphones will enable the employees of AZB & Partners with a secure, robust, faster and smarter mobility experience," said Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director for India at BlackBerry.
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