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Ita Unibanco upgrades to BB10 (Mar 10 press release)
Mar 10, 2014
BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX), a world leader in mobile communications, and Ita Unibanco, the largest private bank in Latin America, today announced that Ita Unibanco is upgrading its base of more than 7,000 BlackBerry smartphones to BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The bank is initially deploying 1,000 BlackBerry Q5 smartphones, and will be taking its base to BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 for enterprise mobility management (EMM), in order to manage and its smartphone environment and protect corporate data.
Ita Unibanco is renowned in the market for its operational excellence and for its high level of commitment to information security. The need for a solution that meets the strict security requirements of the financial sector and allows for a high-level IT control without impacting on end users experience was what led Ita Unibanco to BlackBerry.
Enterprise mobility is a key technology for us. That is why we selected BlackBerry, which offers the best options for our employees by helping them increase responsiveness, while it maintains security and flexibility for our IT group, said Luis Antonio Rodrigues, Executive Director of Ita Unibanco.
Ita Unibanco was one of the first customers to use the BlackBerry solution in Latin America. We have a long-standing partnership that is based on trust. We are honored to support Ita Unibanco, which selected BlackBerry for its secure corporate mobility solution, said Wes Nicol, Managing Director of BlackBerry for Latin America.
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