The thirteenth Good Mobility Index Report was release this week and it shows that organizations are increasingly going mobile.
Jumping out in the report from the BlackBerry owned company is that more organizations than ever are now building custom secure apps.
Among Good (Powered by BlackBerry) customers who are building custom apps, the average organization has developed 3.74 custom apps to help mobilize key business processes.
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The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) in Indonesia has just bestowed an industry award recognizing the growing strength of BBM as a mobile advertising platform in the country.
“BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in secure mobile communications, has been named Publisher/Media Company of the Year in Mobile — winning a prestigious Industry Award at the 2015 Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)’s Indonesia ‘Smartie’ awards,” notes a Blackberry post this week.
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BlackBerry recently announced that St. Louis County Emergency Management has selected AtHoc, a division of BlackBerry, to provide a “highly secure alerting and personnel accountability solution.”
All told, it’s further evidence of BlackBerry’s growing interest in the critical communications and public safety space.
“The selection and deployment of the AtHoc solution was made in preparation for the one-year anniversary of the shooting and consequent demonstrations that gripped the streets of Ferguson in August 2014,” the BlackBerry announcement reads.
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Ahead of the long holiday weekend, BlackBerry confirmed its latest acquisition and it could come as a boon to connected healthcare professionals struggling to juggle communications platforms and mobile devices across numerous platforms.
BlackBerry said ahead of the weekend that it has signed an agreement to acquire Good Technology for $425 million in cash.
The acquisition of Good is aligned with BlackBerry’s strategy to offer customers the most complete, end-to-end solution that secures the entire mobile enterprise, across all platforms. Enhanced by Good, BlackBerry will expand its ability to offer a unified, secure mobility platform with applications for any mobile device on any operating system – supported with security that has been certified by governments around the world embedded in every component of the mobility infrastructure.
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“BlackBerry Ltd, which has been coy about its ambitions to make a mainstream Android smartphone, fueled more speculation about its plans this week when it scooped up two Android-related domain names.”
That’s the scoop from a recent story by Reuters.
Basically, a few blog posts in the last few days discovered that the Canadian handset maker bought the domain names “AndroidSecured.com” and “AndroidSecured.net.”
That’s all it took to boost rumors that Blackberry intends to build a device powered by Google Inc’s Android platform, the juice behind the vast majority of smartphones sold worldwide.
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Grand River Hospital has chosen BBM Protected and BES12 by BlackBerry to enable secure communications for the facility and its healthcare professionals.
BlackBerry said last week that Grand River Hospital provides acute care, rehabilitation services and supportive care to more than 700,000 residents.
“They have a mixed mobile deployment model, with corporate-deployed BlackBerry devices for management and staff and a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model for their physicians and remaining staff,” the Canadian communications giant explains.
Posted in BlackBerry, mHealth, Platforms, Technology
Typo — an iPhone keyboard that looks strikingly similar to the iconic BlackBerry keyboard design — has reached a settlement with BlackBerry.
BlackBerry, of course, has been battling the team at Typo and tangling in court over Typo’s purported infringement on BlackBerry’s familiar keyboard design.
But this week, the battle came to an end. And BlackBerry won.
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