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BlackBerry Ltd Declared A Leader In Magic Quadrant

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BlackBerry won the title of leader in the Gartner1 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Suites. The Canadian firm offers new secure EMM Suites that provide simple and flexible options for customers, helping with easy deployment of industry-leading security across devices, apps, content and data.

BlackBerry making life easier for others

These tailored mobility suites are capable of meeting the current and future needs of businesses of varying sizes with the help of a single integrated offering of BES®12, WatchDox® and Good dynamics. Administrators get the ability to securely manage their full mobile deployment at the device, app and content layer from a single secure platform with unmatched control using the integration of Good, powered by BlackBerry, with the enterprise software portfolio, the unified multi-OS EMM platform from BlackBerry.

Billy Ho, BlackBerry’s Executive VP of Enterprise Products, said, “We believe our positioning in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites is proof that we are delivering on our enterprise roadmap and providing the most complete EMM solution on the market.”

Ho further said organizations are provided with the ability to optimize their mobile journey while protecting both corporate and private data across multiple endpoints through BlackBerry’s leading productivity apps combined with its enterprise-level mobile security. BlackBerry’s EMM platform comes with multi-OS support for BlackBerry, iOS, Windows, Android (including Android for Work and Samsung KNOX) and Mac OS from a single secure console.

Also it is meant for any ownership model (BYOD, COPE, COBO), even in mixed business environments. Presently, the Canadian firm manages the mobile infrastructure of tens of thousands of enterprise customers worldwide and has added more than 3,600 customers in the recent quarter, including competitive wins as well.

Hardware segment nearing ending

Previously, the Canadian firm shared plans to launch one or two additional devices running on Android this year. CEO John Chen has said that he would shut down or sell off the hardware business if it does not turn profitable this year.

“I will let the math and the market tell me that,” he said.

It seems the company’s hardware business could shut down soon since nearly all of its latest smartphones have been disappointments, and developing more of them would incur huge expenses. BlackBerry’s hardware segment accounted for over 65% of its research and development expenses in the last quarter. Also the end of BlackBerry’s hardware segment is signaled by the withdrawal and lack of enthusiasm among major wireless carriers.

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