Sapho supports SAP Ariba and Concur Travel while PowWow Mobile integrates with BlackBerry

A couple of updates from the enterprise mobility space: micro app provider Sapho has launched its 4.4 iteration including new integrations with SAP Ariba and Concur Travel, while PowWow Mobile has announced an integration with BlackBerry’s Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform.

Sapho said its integration with SAP Ariba for procurement operations was at the top of many of its customers’ ‘most wanted connectors’ list, and starting with Sapho Modern Portal 4.4 managers can approve or deny...

By James Bourne, 15 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, BlackBerry, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

BlackBerry sees strategy verified as shares soar on positive financial results

BlackBerry’s strategy in moving into software and security over hardware appears to be paying dividends: the company’s shares have shot up by 19% after posting GAAP revenues of $238 million (£178.1m) in its most recent quarter.

The company’s adjusted EBITDA was $50 million – a positive number for the fourteenth consecutive quarter – while software and services revenue was at a record $185m GAAP, 77% of total revenue.

Speaking to analysts after the results were announced,...

By James Bourne, 29 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility.

Appdome announces AirWatch, BlackBerry and MobileIron support

Appdome has announced it now supports leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors in the form of AirWatch, BlackBerry and MobileIron.

AirWatch and MobileIron’s EMM SDKs for both iOS and Android are now alongside BlackBerry Dynamics SDK, allowing organisations to integrate EMM services on Appdome’s platform, either codeless or coding in minutes.

Users can also add single sign on (SSO) to any mobile app through Appdome, enabling the app to leverage SSO services based on various industry...

By James Bourne, 29 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility.

BlackBerry’s new platform secures Enterprise of Things

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The latest offering from BlackBerry is a shield against data breaches and cybersecurity threats that hinder the development of the Enterprise of Things.

The company has introduced a comprehensive mobile security cloud-enabled platform for the Enterprise of Things, which addresses the entire enterprise from endpoint to endpoint.

The new platform is based on its mobile-native approach and is integrated with key technologies from...

By , 14 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, BlackBerry.

BlackBerry moves away from smartphones – more focus on software and security

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It’s official: BlackBerry is no longer committed to making its own hardware.

The announcement was made – or rather, it was mentioned as an aside – in BlackBerry’s most recent earnings report.  “The company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners,” said John Chen, BlackBerry CEO, in a statement. “This allows us to reduce capital requirements and enhance return on invested...

By James Bourne, 29 September 2016, 1 comment. Categories: BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Security.

BlackBerry partners with Zimperium for greater enterprise and government mobile security

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BlackBerry has announced a partnership with Zimperium, a mobile threat management platform provider, to give enterprise and government customers greater security for iOS and Android devices.

The firm’s zIPS product, claimed to be the world’s first ‘mobile intrusion prevention system app’, integrates with BlackBerry’s Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform, as well as enterprise mobility management as a service offering BES12, and is available now.

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By James Bourne, 22 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Enterprise mobile security not fully realised, argues BlackBerry – but with a twist

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New research unveiled by BlackBerry has found that while a majority of organisations have a mobile security strategy in place, only a small proportion enforce it to the fullest extent. The reason: employees find such strategies too cumbersome and frustrating.

The research, conducted by Vanson Bourne and polling 1000 IT decision makers at businesses with 100 to 1000 workers across four continents, saw 82% of respondents admit mobile security precautions caused at least some...

By James Bourne, 20 July 2016, 1 comment. Categories: BlackBerry, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

BlackBerry clarifies device strategy, is still working on BB10 and keyboards

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BlackBerry has taken the step of issuing a blog post clarifying its device strategy, after announcing it would stop making its Classic handset.

The blog, from chief operating officer Marty Beard, aims to clarify that while the Classic handset, the archetypal BB device, was going to be no more, BlackBerry was still committed to the BB10 platform, as well as the iconic BlackBerry keyboard.

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By James Bourne, 15 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility.

BlackBerry acquires Good Technology for $425m: How new leadership prompts new ideas

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If a week is a long time in politics, a year in an industry as disruptive as enterprise mobility is an eternity. BlackBerry has announced plans to acquire enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider Good Technology for $425 million (£279.8m) in cash.

The deal, which is expected to complete in BlackBerry’s third fiscal quarter of 2016, is another sign of the consolidation in the enterprise mobile market and a move by both parties to create the leading mobile platform in...

By James Bourne, 04 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility.

BlackBerry and Google solidify deal to “set new standards in enterprise mobile security”

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The slew of rumours surrounding a greater partnership between BlackBerry and Google – previously attributable to leaked images of BlackBerry phones running on Android and the like – has gone up a notch, with BlackBerry purchasing the AndroidSecured.com domain name.

Clicking on that address takes you to a curious page which proclaims the text: “BlackBerry and Google are working...

By James Bourne, 10 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility.