KPMG Buys 3,500 BlackBerry 10 Smartphones and Migrates to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10
MILAN, ITALY--(Oct. 16, 2013) - BlackBerry® (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today announced that KPMG in Italy has purchased 3,500 new BlackBerry® 10 smartphones and is migrating to BlackBerry's new Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution, BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10.
BlackBerry 10 is the platform of choice for long time customer KPMG - one of the leading international consulting firms - which decided to upgrade their entire mobile fleet in Italy. KPMG professionals will be able to work and share information securely with their customers and colleagues, while also being able to enjoy personal apps and a rich consumer experience on the same smartphone.
"Every day our professionals need to share confidential information and need a reliable smartphone with strong security, and the flexibility to meet different working needs," said Davide Grassano, IT Lead Partner at KPMG Milan. "With BlackBerry 10 we have found the best solution in terms of usability, security, connectivity and price. The BlackBerry solution allows our users to have access to shared files and other internal resources, while also working to prevent the accidental leakage of business documents and attachments."
With features like BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, which keeps corporate information separated and secure from personal content, customers can access the corporate resources they need, and effortlessly switch the profile on their BlackBerry 10 smartphone to enjoy the full consumer experience, including access to personal apps, multimedia, the Internet and public social networks. KPMG employees can also benefit from built-in productivity features such as Documents To Go™, which lets employees view and edit Microsoft® Word, Excel® and PowerPoint® documents on the go, or use their BlackBerry 10 smartphone's HDMI connection to make presentations to clients.
"Security, usability and cost effectiveness are at the heart of the BlackBerry 10 solution. The combination of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and BlackBerry 10 smartphones delivers a breakthrough platform that combines state-of-the-art security with a powerful new mobile computing experience," said Alberto Acito, Managing Director, for South East Europe at BlackBerry. "Customers understand the value and benefits of our offering and this is why more than 25,000 BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 commercial and test servers have already been installed globally, including within many of the world's top organizations."
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