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AtHoc selected by Washington Metro Area Transit Authority for its alert and crisis management system

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BlackBerry's AtHoc selected by Washington Transit Auth

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has selected BlackBerry's AtHoc for its new highly secure alerting and crisis communication system. Under the new partnership, the two companies hope to enhance the way in which alerts are shared with key staff members, on call personnel and decision makers during a crisis.

BlackBerry completes acquisition of Good Technology

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BlackBerry has just bolstered the company's solutions for enterprise customers with the finalization of acquiring Good Technology. With the mobile security provider fully integrated into BlackBerry, it will be possible to offer a unified, secure mobility platform with apps for mobile devices across multiple platforms.

St. Louis County Emergency Management signs deal with BlackBerry's AtHoc

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BlackBerry signed a deal with St. Louis County Emergency Management (EMA) to utilize the company's AtHoc division, providing a secure crisis communication platform to enable reliable and critical channels. This partnership enables services to protect not only first responders, but also the general public during emergency situations that call for immediate deployment.

BlackBerry adds Wayne G. Wouters to its Board of Directors

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BlackBerry has added another member to its Board of Directors. The company has appointed The Honourable Wayne G. Wouters to the board, and he will serve as a member of the audit and risk management committee.

BlackBerry's acquisition of AtHoc is now complete

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BlackBerry completes acquisition of AtHoc

BlackBerry's acquisition of AtHoc is now complete the company has announced. Back in July, the two companies reached an agreement and the deal is now closed. AtHoc will now operate as a division of BlackBerry, with AtHoc's CEO Guy Miasnik acting as part of BlackBerry's senior leadership team and will report to John Chen.

BlackBerry to acquire Good Technology for $425 million

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BlackBerry has announced plans to purchase Good Technology for $425 million. The company has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the mobile security provider to further enhance its offerings to enterprise customers. With Good Technology on-board, BlackBerry will be able to offer a unified, secure mobility platform with apps for mobile devices across multiple platforms.

John Chen agrees BlackBerry needs more apps on its platform, wants more partnerships

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John Chen talks lack of apps and need for partnerships

In the latest discussion at the Churchill Club, BlackBerry CEO John Chen discussed the company's need for more apps, and his desire to gain more partnerships. During his conversation, Chen noted that he feels as though apps are a big part of the problem, and that Amazon's offering for an app store wasn't enough to fill the gap.

BlackBerry joins the National Cyber Security Alliance

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BlackBerry joins the National Cyber Security Alliance

BlackBerry has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit organization that is focused on helping citizens stay safe online. With BlackBerry's security expertise in software, hardware and the IoT, the NCSA hopes to keep everyone safer and more secure, regardless of the mobile device they are using.

The NCSA hopes to tap into BlackBerry's security understanding to solve cybersecurity challenges that are faced regularly, especially related to the Internet of Things.

BlackBerry extends security focus to the Internet of Things

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BlackBerry is looking to make everything more secure, and the latest effort from the company may be aimed at the Internet of Things (IoT). At its recent Security Summit — which you can watch again here — the company had very little to say about hardware, and everything to say about security. On stage, there was a demonstration showing just how easily someone could hack into an IV pump in a hospital, and BlackBerry is looking to make that even safer for everyone.

BlackBerry cuts more jobs as CEO John Chen continues turnaround

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BlackBerry will be cutting more jobs as CEO John Chen continues to tighten up the budget and control company expenditure. In a statement, spokeswoman Kara Yi revealed that some employees will be affected by company turnaround plans, though exact figures were not disclosed.

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