Blackberry Join Forces with Microsoft to Enable Mobile Workforce
BlackBerry and Microsoft Corp. recently announced a strategic partnership wherein they will provide a solution for enterprises that brings together BlackBerry’s proficiency in mobility and security with Microsoft’s productivity and cloud products.
Under the purview of this partnership, Blackberry and Microsoft worked together on a novel solution – BlackBerry Enterprise BRIDGE. This technology delivers a secure way for the companies’ joint customers, which includes healthcare providers, the largest banks in the world, central governments, and law firms, to effortlessly use native Microsoft mobile apps from BlackBerry Dynamics.
The availability of Microsoft’s mobile apps in BlackBerry Dynamics will enable enterprise users to receive a coherent experience while opening, editing, and saving a Microsoft Office 365 file like PowerPoint, Word, and Excel on any Android or iOS device. This allows users to work at any time, from any place, with extensive file fidelity. This also enables corporate IT departments to benefit from a better return on their existing investments and the assurance that their organization’s privacy and data is not only safeguarded to the highest standards but also in compliance with corporate as well as regulatory policies.
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Carl Wiese, president of Global Sales at BlackBerry, said, “BlackBerry has always led the market with new and innovative ways to protect corporate data on mobile devices. We saw a need for a hyper-secure way for our joint customers to use native Office 365 mobile apps. BlackBerry Enterprise BRIDGE addresses this need and is a great example of how BlackBerry and Microsoft continue to securely enable workforces to be highly productive in today’s connected world.”
The companies also announced that the BlackBerry Secure platform for connecting devices, processes, systems, and people has also been integrated with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. To be more specific, the BlackBerry UEM Cloud, BlackBerry Dynamics, BlackBerry AtHoc, and BlackBerry Workspaces are now available on Microsoft Azure.