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  1. slipstream89's Avatar
    Amen to that, this event is throwing me back to when TH did the z10 unveiling, where he said he has "major" news coming. That major news turned out to be name change -_- *SMH

    Is everyone getting the news early lol? i'm watching the live feed and its just starting :/
    how are all of you informed! there ain't no time to read right now!
    I really like Chen, so honest, really delivers a message without the BS of others. So far, we are doing very well here.

    Important Update: I almost threw up when I read the praise of the KNOX system on Samsung phones, sure, that's why they partnered with BB, to help BB with their end to end security! Oh boy.
    11-13-14 11:26 AM
  2. bspence87's Avatar
    Wow, a lot to take in. Good to see Movirtu and SECUsmart being implemented so quickly!

    This suite is overwhelming. Good luck to IT departments around the world haha.

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    11-13-14 11:28 AM
  3. bbjdog's Avatar
    Sorry, this one is big. Again readings material

    Global Customers Choose BES12 Cross-Platform EMM by BlackBerry (ccnm)

    WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced Bombardier, American Crane, Home Hardware and Rocco Forte are among a group of global customers that are migrating to the new BES12?: a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry, available today. BES12, which can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud, is the foundation for a new generation of enterprise security, productivity, and communication and collaboration services that will help organizations securely connect employees with content, apps, devices and machines.

    BlackBerry was named a Leader and achieved the top score in EMM strategy in the Forrester Wave: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014(1). As the leading EMM provider, BlackBerry customers include all G7 governments, 16 of the G20 governments, 10 out of 10 of the largest global enterprises in each of the pharmaceutical, law firm and automotive industries, and the top five largest oil and gas companies in the world.

    BES12 provides expanded EMM capabilities that can manage any mobile deployment model such as BYOD, COPE and COBO, and leverages BlackBerry's trusted global infrastructure. The BES12 platform seamlessly supports iOS, Android?, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS. Key benefits of BES12 include:

    Comprehensive Cross-Platform EMM: Provides complete management and security for devices, applications and company data across all major enterprise device platforms and all tiers of device ownership and deployment models.
    End-to-End Security: Leverages advanced encryption, containerization, application wrapping and BlackBerry's secure global infrastructure. Provides end-to-end, platform-level security that keeps an organization's data safe and secure while in transit and at rest.
    Scalable Architecture: Scalable up to 25,000 devices per server and 150,000 devices per domain. BES12 is designed to reduce deployment cost and complexity and ensure maximum uptime with support for active-active high availability. It can be deployed on-premise or through a private cloud - and will soon be available via hybrid or public clouds.
    Streamlined User Experience: Enables administrators to holistically manage all users, devices, policies and profiles natively, from one easy-to-use unified console. A new attribute-driven, endpoint management model enables more flexible management of devices, applications and data. Comprehensive reporting and dashboards simplify the management of complex fleets of devices.
    Industry Leading Total Cost of Ownership: The recent study by Strategy Analytics, Enterprise Mobility Management: A Review of Total Cost of Ownership, found that BES is the lowest cost EMM solution based on the five year total cost of ownership (TCO). The study found that migrating from BES5 to a BlackBerry competitor is, on average, more than double the cost over five years than migrating from BES5 to the next generation of BES(2).
    Design for Internet of Things: BES12 is the first BES platform that will extend beyond smartphones and tablets to support the management of things, including medical diagnostic equipment, industrial machinery and automobiles.
    Global Support: All BES12 subscriptions include industry leading BlackBerry Technical Support Services to help manage the complexity and demanding requirements of mobility and evolving EMM strategies.
    Nearly 100 companies - from a number of industries and regions - have already deployed BES12 as part of BlackBerry's Enterprise Pre-Release Program. Here's what a few of them have to say:

    Bombardier

    The world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere.

    "We trust in BlackBerry's long-standing reputation in mobile security and realize that's why the world's most eminent organizations and governments depend on their mobility platform. As mobile computing continues to redefine business and empower employees to collaborate, transact and innovate in entirely new ways, we are confident that BES12 will help simplify the way mobility is managed. And the ability to extend BlackBerry's security across multiple device platforms, including Windows Phone, iOS and Android, is of particular interest to us as we are managing complex BYOD environments." - Jean Pierre Bourbonnais, Vice-President and CIO

    American Crane & Equipment Corporation (ACECO)

    A leading manufacturer of cranes, hoists and other material handling equipment, as well as components and parts for standard, custom and nuclear applications.

    "American Crane trusts BlackBerry's long-standing reputation in mobile security and having had the opportunity to pilot BES12 in our virtual environment for some time now, we're especially impressed by how simple it is to use, and how easy it has been to migrate users over. Our employees appreciate the flexibility of being able to use the device that's most comfortable for them, and the interface is more intuitive and easy to support from an IT perspective." - Denny Bono, IT Manager

    Sdzucker AG

    The largest sugar producer in Europe, with headquarters in Mannheim, Germany.

    "BES12 has provided a practical solution to manage and secure our existing fleet of BlackBerry devices, including our BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry OS 7 devices. This optimizes employee productivity in our enterprise environment, and unifies our EMM into one, easy-to-use system." - Christian Begger, Head of ZAO/IT-AC Administration & IT Controlling

    Rocco Forte

    A family of 10 highly individual luxury hotels and resorts across Europe and the Middle East - with more new properties due to open soon.

    "Now with BES12 cross-platform support, we don't have to worry about what device or OS specific application our users need; we can add all versions of the application - whether it is iOS, Android, Windows or BlackBerry - to BES12 and deploy it the user. BES12 automatically selects the right version of the app for the device being used and pushes it out. It truly is an exciting time."- Emmanuel Clave, Group Director of IT

    The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One? Team

    Competes in the FIA Formula One World Championship and is based at the team's Operations Centre in Brackley, UK. The team has won the 2014 FIA Formula One World Constructors Championship.(3)

    "One of the big benefits for us with BES12 is the unified administration of BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and all non-BlackBerry devices in our environment. We can easily add people into groups and automatically provision handsets for our users. This will save time for our IT department because we don't actually need to be involved in the provisioning of a new handset. BES12 has been a great experience so far. It's just so simple."- Matt Harris, IT Director, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One? Team

    TVS Motor Company

    The third largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India and among the top ten in the world.

    "With BES12, we look forward to a single secure platform for all mobile devices of our users, supporting their business and personal needs at the same time" - TG Dhandapani, CIO

    Home Hardware

    Canada's largest independent home improvement retailer.

    "We are seeing that BlackBerry is really listening to their customers. With BES12 they're acknowledging the importance of EMM. There is nothing else on the market that beats BlackBerry for security, and BES12 allows us to broaden that. It allows us the opportunity to introduce other devices into our environment and really extend our BlackBerry security platform. That innovation is really important to our organization." - John R. Dixon, Director, Corporate Infrastructure

    Perfetti Van Melle India Pvt Ltd

    The third largest confectionery manufacturer in the world, with headquarters in Milan, Italy.

    "BlackBerry helps us meet our end-to-end solution needs from a mobility and security point of view. With BES12, we aim to consolidate and manage our cross platform strategy thus enabling BYOD across devices and users." - Basant Kr Chaturvedi, Head - Information & Communication Technology

    Trend Micro Incorporated

    A global leader in security software and solutions, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information.

    "As threat defense experts, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of high-risk mobile apps. We trust BlackBerry's secure mobile platform to protect the communication of our executive team, and have committed to deploying BES12 and BBM Protected internally to take full advantage of the management and protection capabilities these products provide. We are proud to partner with BlackBerry to protect customers from malicious and high-risk apps through BlackBerry Guardian." - Wael Mohamed, COO

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    11-13-14 11:30 AM
  4. Corbu's Avatar
    Stockhouse-404

    BlackBerry Study Reveals Enterprises Are Aware of Risks and Threats in Mobile Deployments

    - Survey reveals only 35% of respondents are confident data protected from mobile threat - Two-thirds say mobile is the weakest link in data security - Widespread fear of reputational, financial damage
    WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2014) - A global study released today revealed a significant gap between what enterprises understand is putting them at risk with their mobile deployment and how actively they are taking steps to combat those risks, according to BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications.

    The gap in understanding how inadequately managed mobile devices in the workplace can contribute risk - yet not taking action to mitigate that risk is evident, as 66 percent of those surveyed acknowledge they find it difficult to keep up with current and emerging mobile threats, while 70 percent of the same respondents say they know they are more tolerant of risk than they should be with their enterprise mobility. This increases to 76 percent in BYOD environments.

    For organizations with governance, risk and compliance (GRC) demands, this gap leaves them vulnerable to attacks or industry regulation breaches that put them at financial and reputational risk. The survey found that only 35 percent of executives, risk compliance officers and IT managers within large organizations are very confident that their organization's data assets are fully protected from unauthorized access via mobile devices. In fact, more than two-thirds believe that mobile devices are the weakest link in their enterprise security framework.

    Respondents indicated that they have been too lax in assessing and guarding against risks such as lost or stolen devices, unapproved apps and cloud services, as well as inadequate separation of work and personal use of devices. Consequences in mishandling these issues could lead to immeasurable reputational damage, significant financial penalties and loss of revenue through the loss of trade secrets, or misappropriated customer data. These threats are so critical that 75 percent of those surveyed believe that their organization's GRC groups should be more involved in developing enterprise mobility strategy.

    "Deloitte's clients face a wide range of complex issues when assessing the adoption of new technology. From Deloitte's own research, we know that Digital Risk and in particular mobile technologies are of growing concern," said Kieran Norton, Principal, Security & Privacy, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "As the technical capabilities of connected devices increase exponentially, so do the threats to devices, data and infrastructure as well as wider risks around issues such as regulatory compliance and operational support. While clients recognize the potential upside of mobile driven innovation, at this time we still see many companies grappling with the implications of mobile technologies and finding the 'sweet spot' where new business opportunities are exploited while managing risk and balancing the tradeoff between control and user experience."

    "It's startlingly clear that mobile technology has transformed daily business faster than most businesses have been able to adapt," said John Sims, President of Global Enterprise Services, BlackBerry. "Leaders at all levels of organizations around the world are realizing the very real gaps that exist in their technology infrastructure - and the potentially devastating consequences of a breach. As workforces become ever more mobile, BlackBerry leads the industry in developing solutions that provide flexibility without sacrificing security."

    The findings raise serious concerns about the risk exposure faced by enterprises at a time when mobile challenges are growing. Nearly two-thirds of respondents reported the number of data breaches their organization has experienced via mobile devices has increased in the last year, and 66 percent said that it is difficult for their organizations to keep up with emerging mobile trends and security threats.

    Additional mobile security trends emerging from survey respondents and their organizations included:

    Increasing need for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). Seventy-six percent of study participants said the risk of legal liability and costly lawsuits will increase without concerted efforts to adopt comprehensive enterprise mobility management strategies.
    61 percent say their organization miscalculates or underestimates risk by focusing on the device rather than the entire mobility landscape.
    The head of internal audit at a professional services company interviewed for the study said: "Attitudes are changing with regard to work and where you do it. The danger is that as the behavior changes and we use more mobile technologies, the controls do not keep up."

    Reconsideration of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies.
    Fifty-seven percent said that they would consider curtailing policies that allow employees to use their personal mobile devices at work (BYOD) in favor of more secure end-to-end solutions such as corporate owned, personally enabled (COPE).
    77 percent reported that it is increasingly difficult to balance the needs of the business and those of the end user when it comes to mobility.
    A vice president of technology at a financial services firm said: "As soon as someone is on the news there will be a backlash."

    Mobility partners must provide secure, future-ready solutions.
    Sixty-nine percent said their methods for choosing mobility vendors need to be updated to reflect the current risk and mobility landscape.
    73 percent said they want providers to have security credentials and certifications when determining how best to implement EMM solutions.
    58 percent want their partners to have a clear mobility roadmap and solutions that adapt to changing technologies.
    To learn more about the survey in an accompanying infographic and to download the complete report, "Moving Targets in Risk" visit: www.blackberry.com/risktolerance.
    11-13-14 11:30 AM
  5. randall2580's Avatar
    I really like Chen, so honest, really delivers a message without the BS of others. So far, we are doing very well here.

    Important Update: I almost threw up when I read the praise of the KNOX system on Samsung phones, sure, that's why they partnered with BB, to help BB with their end to end security! Oh boy.
    Samsung really had no reason to say no to this. They don't have a competing platform to BES and if it gets folks to buy Galaxy phones and Tabs all the better for them. Saying yes had no cost to them but to get their name in the news. Win/Win for both parties
    Last edited by randall2580; 11-13-14 at 11:52 AM.
    11-13-14 11:32 AM
  6. randall2580's Avatar
    I hate duplicate posts
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    11-13-14 11:32 AM
  7. Corbu's Avatar
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    BlackBerry Announces Agreement with Salesforce to Promote Public Sector Productivity

    WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications announced today an agreement with Salesforce to connect its No. 1 customer relationship management (CRM) platform to BlackBerry's enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions. The partnership highlights the companies' mutual dedication to provide highly secure enterprise services and offerings that meet the demands of regulated industries that require the highest levels of security.

    With this partnership, BlackBerry and Salesforce joint customers will have access to a fully secure cross-platform, mobile end-to-end solution. BlackBerry launched today BES12™: a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry that securely manages devices from all of the major enterprise mobile platforms. BES12 is the foundation for BlackBerry's extensive portfolio of enterprise security, productivity, and communication and collaboration services that will help organizations securely connect employees with each other, corporate information and the machines that are required to get their jobs done.

    "This agreement will allow Salesforce and BlackBerry joint customers to run their businesses from their phone while complying with specific industry regulations," said Vivek Kundra, Executive Vice President, Salesforce. "BlackBerry has an excellent reputation in security and networks, and when matched with the Salesforce Customer Success Platform, public sector organizations can use their mobile devices to connect with customers in a whole new way."

    "BlackBerry pioneered the capability to securely manage smartphones within the enterprise. Now, by working with Salesforce, we're demonstrating how we're taking our know-how and offerings beyond EMM," said Marty Beard, Chief Operating Officer, BlackBerry. "Our partnership with Salesforce will empower workers to be more secure and productive, and businesses to be more profitable."

    According to a global study released today, 59 percent of respondents say that the number of data breaches that their organization has experienced through mobile devices has increased in the last 12 months, while 68 percent believe that mobile devices are the weakest link in their enterprise security framework.(1)

    By extending BlackBerry's partnership with Salesforce, customers will benefit from the industry leading EMM, messaging and security capabilities used by all G7 governments, 16 of the G20 governments, 10 out of 10 of the largest global enterprises in each of the pharmaceutical, legal and automotive industries. BlackBerry was also named a Leader and achieved the top score in EMM strategy in the Forrester Wave: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014.(2)

    (1) BlackBerry and Loudhouse Research, "Mobility Risk Tolerance," September 2014.
    (2) Forrester Research, Inc. " The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014, " by Christian Kane and Tyler Shields, September 30, 2014.
    11-13-14 11:32 AM
  8. bbjdog's Avatar
    Again, reading material

    Global Channel Partners and Mobile Operators Offering the New BES12 Cross-Platform EMM Solution by BlackBerry (ccnm)

    WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, announced today that Ingram Micro, Orange France SA, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, DMI and many other partners and mobile operators around the world are now offering BES12?: a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry made available today. BlackBerry has worked closely with a broad-base of global resellers to ensure that its enterprise product portfolio is delivered effectively and swiftly into the market.

    BlackBerry was named a Leader and achieved the top score in EMM strategy in the Forrester Wave: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014(1). As the leading EMM provider, BlackBerry customers include all G7 governments, 16 of the G20 governments, 10 out of 10 of the largest global enterprises in each of the pharmaceutical, law firm and automotive industries, and the top five largest oil and gas companies in the world.

    BES12 provides expanded EMM capabilities that can manage any mobile deployment model such as BYOD, COPE and COBO, and is built on BlackBerry's trusted network. The BES12 platform supports iOS, Android?, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS. Key benefits of BES12 include:

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    11-13-14 11:33 AM
  9. leafs123's Avatar
    Pretty good news, seems like the plan is coming along. Happy for you guys that have been holding - I'm tempted here a bit to jump back in as well. I got out after the big fall from in June 2013 (sadly with a loss).
    bungaboy and rarsen like this.
    11-13-14 11:33 AM
  10. Corbu's Avatar
    Press Releases - News - Stockhouse

    Global Channel Partners and Mobile Operators Offering the New BES12 Cross-Platform EMM Solution by BlackBerry

    WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, announced today that Ingram Micro, Orange France SA, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, DMI and many other partners and mobile operators around the world are now offering BES12™: a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry made available today. BlackBerry has worked closely with a broad-base of global resellers to ensure that its enterprise product portfolio is delivered effectively and swiftly into the market.

    BlackBerry was named a Leader and achieved the top score in EMM strategy in the Forrester Wave: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014(1). As the leading EMM provider, BlackBerry customers include all G7 governments, 16 of the G20 governments, 10 out of 10 of the largest global enterprises in each of the pharmaceutical, law firm and automotive industries, and the top five largest oil and gas companies in the world.

    BES12 provides expanded EMM capabilities that can manage any mobile deployment model such as BYOD, COPE and COBO, and is built on BlackBerry's trusted network. The BES12 platform supports iOS, Android™, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS. Key benefits of BES12 include:

    Comprehensive Cross-Platform EMM: Provides complete management and security for devices, applications and company data across all major enterprise device platforms and all tiers of device ownership and deployment models.

    End-to-End Security: Leverages advanced encryption, containerization, application wrapping and BlackBerry's secure global infrastructure. Provides end-to-end, platform-level security that keeps an organization's data safe and secure while in transit and at rest.

    Scalable Architecture: Scalable up to 25,000 devices per server and 150,000 devices per domain. BES12 is designed to reduce deployment cost and complexity and ensure maximum uptime with support for active-active high availability. It can be deployed on-premise or through a private cloud - and will soon be available via hybrid or public clouds.

    Streamlined User Experience: Enables administrators to holistically manage all users, devices, policies and profiles natively, from one easy-to-use unified console. A new attribute-driven, endpoint management model enables more flexible management of devices, applications and data. Comprehensive reporting and dashboards simplify the management of complex fleets of devices.

    Industry Leading Total Cost of Ownership: The recent study by Strategy Analytics, Enterprise Mobility Management: A Review of Total Cost of Ownership, found that BES is the lowest cost EMM solution based on the five year total cost of ownership (TCO). The study found that migrating from BES5 to a BlackBerry competitor is, on average, more than double the cost over five years than migrating from BES5 to the next generation of BES(2).

    Design for Internet of Things: BES12 is the first BES platform that will extend beyond smartphones and tablets to support the management of things, including medical diagnostic equipment, industrial machinery and automobiles.

    Global Support: All BES12 subscriptions include industry leading BlackBerry Technical Support Services to help manage the complexity and demanding requirements of mobility and evolving EMM strategies.

    Enhanced SIM-based Licensing: BlackBerry's exclusive connection to over 675 mobile operators around the world allows the BES12 platform to be licensed to a global network across all supported device platforms on a monthly subscription basis.

    BlackBerry has worked with its expansive network of carrier and channel partners to facilitate the onboarding and sales process. Here is what some of them have to say about the launch of BES12 and their partnership with BlackBerry:

    Ingram Micro

    "It's an exciting time for BlackBerry - and for its partners. We expect BES12 to be well received by users and the mobility industry, and we look forward to our companies' continued collaboration." - Bashar Nejdawi, Executive Vice President, Ingram Micro and President, North America, Ingram Micro Mobility

    Orange

    "Orange is glad to see BlackBerry come back with a new strategy focused on the B2B market enabled by BES12. This EMM solution leverages the strengths of our network, and completely meets the challenges of our enterprise customers as they implement their digital transformation." - Valrie Cussac, VP Mobile Enterprise, Orange

    DMI

    "DMI is committed to delivering comprehensive mobility solutions and services, including managed mobility services, mobile app development and big data analytics, to our clients. We're pleased to provide BES12 implementations, upgrades, hosting, training and managed services within our portfolio of secure and effective EMM solutions for our commercial and public sector customers. We look forward to continuing our 10-year partnership with BlackBerry." - Sunny Bajaj, CEO, DMI

    Axiom Telecom

    "We have been eagerly anticipating BES12 and are excited by the new features announced today. The ability to manage devices on a unified console from all major platforms, as well as all BlackBerry operating systems, is a compelling offering to our customers. We are pleased to call BlackBerry a partner and to extend their offering to our enterprise customers." - Mr. Faisal Al Bannai, CEO, Axiom Telecom

    Zones

    "With the launch of BES12, BlackBerry has a strong value proposition to offer customers. Through Zones' mobility practice, we recommend solutions to enterprises to help them harness the power of today's mobile solutions. We're excited to bring BES12 into our mobility solutions portfolio and look forward to a productive relationship with BlackBerry as a member of their partner community."- Greg Parsonson, Vice President of Partner and Product Marketing, Zones

    ISEC7

    "BES12 aligns with our efforts to provide the best business solutions available to enterprise customers globally. We're particularly impressed with how easily applications can be deployed and managed on the BES12 console, and, of course, the security that BlackBerry is known for. Thanks to our strong partnership with BlackBerry, enterprises on the international market can now benefit from these significant advantages." - Marco Gocht, CEO, ISEC7 Group

    Idea Cellular

    "Idea is happy to partner with BlackBerry to bring BES12 to its enterprise customers in India. The end-to-end secure, reliable and robust architecture of the BlackBerry enterprise solution addresses the complex mobility requirements of enterprises, and will complement Idea's current portfolio of enterprise offering. With BES12, we look forward to increase Idea's share of the enterprise segment and enable our customers to achieve more in a dynamic and fast growing business." - Mr. Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular

    EMS

    "EMS is excited for the launch of BES12 by BlackBerry which is a powerful and effective offer to its customers. BES12 is the best-in-class EMM solution, and EMS is a key global partner of BlackBerry, managing 100 mobile phone operators, and a large enterprise install base. We are pleased to enable this solution for our customers to help them in fulfilling their mobility needs with security and peace of mind." - Babar Khan - CEO, EMS

    For more information about BES12, visit BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 ? BES 12 ? Download BES 12 - United States.

    (1) Forrester Research, Inc. " The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014, " by Christian Kane and Tyler Shields, September 30, 2014.
    (2) Strategy Analytics, Enterprise Mobility Management: A review of Total Cost of Ownership, May 2014.
    11-13-14 11:35 AM
  11. Corbu's Avatar
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    BlackBerry Transforms Mobile Collaboration with New BBM Meetings Solution

    BlackBerry enhances productivity and security for mobile professionals with mobile first solution, BBM Meetings

    WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced the launch of BBM™ Meetings, a multi-OS, mobile first voice and video conferencing solution which delivers a mobile collaboration experience that enhances the productivity of mobile professionals, while reducing the operating cost for the enterprise.

    Voice and video conferencing is an increasingly important capability for enterprises, but current solutions fall short of providing an effective collaboration tool for their increasingly mobile workforce. According to Strategy Analytics, the enterprise mobile conferencing market is projected to grow to 165 million users and revenue of $4.7 billion by 20181. Despite market growth, the mobile collaboration experience today does not meet the demands of today's mobile professional. Employees face challenges with joining meetings from their mobile device, and with sharing and collaborating in a rich, easy and reliable way. This leads to lost time and lost productivity. In a recent survey, 63 percent of respondents said mobile devices that help them collaborate better in meetings and on projects would be beneficial in enabling productivity2.

    Through BBM Meetings, BBM™ users on Android™ and BlackBerry 10 smartphones as well as users on a Windows PC or Mac have access to high quality audio and video conferencing capabilities that leverage the collaboration benefits and functionality that BlackBerry is known for. BBM Meetings makes it simpler and easier for mobile workers to join meetings on the go. It is also a fraction of the cost of other apps that provide similar functionality.

    "BlackBerry's enterprise strategy extends beyond our commanding position in the EMM market to offer a premiere set of value-added services, including a mobile collaboration service for customers," said John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Services for BlackBerry. "BBM is the only mobile messaging platform for Android and BlackBerry smartphones to deliver a complete meetings experience that puts mobility first. Many voice and video conferencing solutions were built with just the desktop in mind and mobile as an after-thought. BBM Meetings is designed from a mobile first perspective specifically to enable mobile employees to work together more effectively and get more done on the go."

    Key features of BBM Meetings:

    Schedule on the go: With BBM Meetings, you can easily initiate or schedule a video and audio conference from your mobile device. Attendees can be invited from your local or company address book by BBM or email. All your meetings are instantly added to your device calendar.

    BBM Chats become meetings at the touch of a button: BBM Meetings makes it easy to turn any BBM chat, multi person chat, group chat or Voice call into a live BBM Meeting with a simple touch of a button.

    Ring, answer, meet: Joining a meeting is as easy as that. With BBM Meetings, when it's time to meet your phone rings. Answer it just like a voice call and you're in the meeting ready to go, without the need to struggle with conference IDs, passcodes and PINs.

    Present anywhere: Joining a meeting from your mobile device shouldn't limit your ability to present and participate. BBM Meetings is designed first for the mobile participant, so you can present from your device of choice - mobile or desktop. Show your screen, deliver a presentation, share a document, or even annotate.

    HD video and voice conferencing: Bring great ideas to life with HD video & voice conferencing for up to 25 participants. View the speaker full screen, what they are presenting, or swipe through a gallery of attendees.

    New Value-Added Services Bundle

    BlackBerry also announced a new value-added services bundle that will be available in December. The Enterprise Communicator bundle includes BBM Meetings, BBM™ Protected and Advantage Level Support for $12 USD per month. Enterprises can purchase this bundle through their BlackBerry Account Manager or licensed distributor.

    For more information about BBM Meetings, visit Mobile conferencing ? BBM Meetings - United States.

    (1) Source: Strategy Analytics Global Mobile Enterprise Business Applications Revenue/Users Forecast 2012-2018, December 2013
    (2) Source: 'Global Productivity Study', conducted by GfK for BlackBerry, July 2014
    Last edited by Corbu; 11-13-14 at 12:53 PM.
    11-13-14 11:38 AM
  12. Superfly_FR's Avatar

    Enterprise offering is more than BES12 ?
    YES !!! (3 is the magic number - wait some minutes)

    EMM
    Identity & access management
    Communication*


    In the cloud ?
    YEEESS !!!

    Partnership?
    YEEEEEEESSS !!!

    11-13-14 11:38 AM
  13. slipstream89's Avatar
    options market for bbry is insane...
    La Emperor, CDM76 and ibpluto like this.
    11-13-14 11:40 AM
  14. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    We have to mark this day and hour, ladies and gents.
    11-13-14 11:40 AM
  15. helopilot06's Avatar
    11.80$ bbry! bye bye 52 week high !
    11-13-14 11:57 AM
  16. Corbu's Avatar
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    Global Customers Choose BES12 Cross-Platform EMM by BlackBerry

    WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced Bombardier, American Crane, Home Hardware and Rocco Forte are among a group of global customers that are migrating to the new BES12™: a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry, available today. BES12, which can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud, is the foundation for a new generation of enterprise security, productivity, and communication and collaboration services that will help organizations securely connect employees with content, apps, devices and machines.

    BlackBerry was named a Leader and achieved the top score in EMM strategy in the Forrester Wave: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014(1). As the leading EMM provider, BlackBerry customers include all G7 governments, 16 of the G20 governments, 10 out of 10 of the largest global enterprises in each of the pharmaceutical, law firm and automotive industries, and the top five largest oil and gas companies in the world.

    BES12 provides expanded EMM capabilities that can manage any mobile deployment model such as BYOD, COPE and COBO, and leverages BlackBerry's trusted global infrastructure. The BES12 platform seamlessly supports iOS, Android™, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS. Key benefits of BES12 include:

    Comprehensive Cross-Platform EMM: Provides complete management and security for devices, applications and company data across all major enterprise device platforms and all tiers of device ownership and deployment models.
    End-to-End Security: Leverages advanced encryption, containerization, application wrapping and BlackBerry's secure global infrastructure. Provides end-to-end, platform-level security that keeps an organization's data safe and secure while in transit and at rest.
    Scalable Architecture: Scalable up to 25,000 devices per server and 150,000 devices per domain. BES12 is designed to reduce deployment cost and complexity and ensure maximum uptime with support for active-active high availability. It can be deployed on-premise or through a private cloud - and will soon be available via hybrid or public clouds.
    Streamlined User Experience: Enables administrators to holistically manage all users, devices, policies and profiles natively, from one easy-to-use unified console. A new attribute-driven, endpoint management model enables more flexible management of devices, applications and data. Comprehensive reporting and dashboards simplify the management of complex fleets of devices.
    Industry Leading Total Cost of Ownership: The recent study by Strategy Analytics, Enterprise Mobility Management: A Review of Total Cost of Ownership, found that BES is the lowest cost EMM solution based on the five year total cost of ownership (TCO). The study found that migrating from BES5 to a BlackBerry competitor is, on average, more than double the cost over five years than migrating from BES5 to the next generation of BES(2).
    Design for Internet of Things: BES12 is the first BES platform that will extend beyond smartphones and tablets to support the management of things, including medical diagnostic equipment, industrial machinery and automobiles.
    Global Support: All BES12 subscriptions include industry leading BlackBerry Technical Support Services to help manage the complexity and demanding requirements of mobility and evolving EMM strategies.

    Nearly 100 companies - from a number of industries and regions - have already deployed BES12 as part of BlackBerry's Enterprise Pre-Release Program. Here's what a few of them have to say:

    Bombardier

    The world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere.

    "We trust in BlackBerry's long-standing reputation in mobile security and realize that's why the world's most eminent organizations and governments depend on their mobility platform. As mobile computing continues to redefine business and empower employees to collaborate, transact and innovate in entirely new ways, we are confident that BES12 will help simplify the way mobility is managed. And the ability to extend BlackBerry's security across multiple device platforms, including Windows Phone, iOS and Android, is of particular interest to us as we are managing complex BYOD environments." - Jean Pierre Bourbonnais, Vice-President and CIO

    American Crane & Equipment Corporation (ACECO)

    A leading manufacturer of cranes, hoists and other material handling equipment, as well as components and parts for standard, custom and nuclear applications.

    "American Crane trusts BlackBerry's long-standing reputation in mobile security and having had the opportunity to pilot BES12 in our virtual environment for some time now, we're especially impressed by how simple it is to use, and how easy it has been to migrate users over. Our employees appreciate the flexibility of being able to use the device that's most comfortable for them, and the interface is more intuitive and easy to support from an IT perspective." - Denny Bono, IT Manager

    Sdzucker AG

    The largest sugar producer in Europe, with headquarters in Mannheim, Germany.

    "BES12 has provided a practical solution to manage and secure our existing fleet of BlackBerry devices, including our BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry OS 7 devices. This optimizes employee productivity in our enterprise environment, and unifies our EMM into one, easy-to-use system." - Christian Begger, Head of ZAO/IT-AC Administration & IT Controlling

    Rocco Forte

    A family of 10 highly individual luxury hotels and resorts across Europe and the Middle East - with more new properties due to open soon.

    "Now with BES12 cross-platform support, we don't have to worry about what device or OS specific application our users need; we can add all versions of the application - whether it is iOS, Android, Windows or BlackBerry - to BES12 and deploy it the user. BES12 automatically selects the right version of the app for the device being used and pushes it out. It truly is an exciting time."- Emmanuel Clave, Group Director of IT

    The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team

    Competes in the FIA Formula One World Championship and is based at the team's Operations Centre in Brackley, UK. The team has won the 2014 FIA Formula One World Constructors Championship.(3)

    "One of the big benefits for us with BES12 is the unified administration of BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and all non-BlackBerry devices in our environment. We can easily add people into groups and automatically provision handsets for our users. This will save time for our IT department because we don't actually need to be involved in the provisioning of a new handset. BES12 has been a great experience so far. It's just so simple."- Matt Harris, IT Director, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team

    TVS Motor Company

    The third largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India and among the top ten in the world.

    "With BES12, we look forward to a single secure platform for all mobile devices of our users, supporting their business and personal needs at the same time" - TG Dhandapani, CIO

    Home Hardware

    Canada's largest independent home improvement retailer.

    "We are seeing that BlackBerry is really listening to their customers. With BES12 they're acknowledging the importance of EMM. There is nothing else on the market that beats BlackBerry for security, and BES12 allows us to broaden that. It allows us the opportunity to introduce other devices into our environment and really extend our BlackBerry security platform. That innovation is really important to our organization." - John R. Dixon, Director, Corporate Infrastructure

    Perfetti Van Melle India Pvt Ltd

    The third largest confectionery manufacturer in the world, with headquarters in Milan, Italy.

    "BlackBerry helps us meet our end-to-end solution needs from a mobility and security point of view. With BES12, we aim to consolidate and manage our cross platform strategy thus enabling BYOD across devices and users." - Basant Kr Chaturvedi, Head - Information & Communication Technology

    Trend Micro Incorporated

    A global leader in security software and solutions, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information.

    "As threat defense experts, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of high-risk mobile apps. We trust BlackBerry's secure mobile platform to protect the communication of our executive team, and have committed to deploying BES12 and BBM Protected internally to take full advantage of the management and protection capabilities these products provide. We are proud to partner with BlackBerry to protect customers from malicious and high-risk apps through BlackBerry Guardian." - Wael Mohamed, COO

    For more information about BES12, visit BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 ? BES 12 ? Download BES 12 - United States.

    (1) Forrester Research, Inc. " The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014, " by Christian Kane and Tyler Shields, September 30, 2014.
    (2) Strategy Analytics, Enterprise Mobility Management: A review of Total Cost of Ownership, May 2014.
    (3) Subject to official confirmation by the FIA of the results of the 2014 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
    11-13-14 12:00 PM
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    Glad I stayed LONG and didn't sell... will hold...

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    Who threw Gregs Cat on the BBQ?
    11-13-14 12:03 PM
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    ... and 12 it is!!
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    In honor of today's collaboration, from a GNote 4

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    Press Releases - News - Stockhouse

    BlackBerry Delivers Industry's Broadest Enterprise Mobility Support with BES12 Cross-Platform EMM Solution

    - BlackBerry ecosystem expands with new partnerships
    - New advanced EMM solution supports all device-use scenarios and cloud or on-premise deployments


    WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, announced today the availability of BES12™: a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry that securely manages devices from all of the major enterprise mobile platforms. BES12 is the foundation for BlackBerry's extensive portfolio of enterprise security, productivity, and communication and collaboration services that will help organizations securely connect employees with each other and with the corporate information and machines that are required to get their jobs done.

    BlackBerry also announced a new partnership with Samsung where BES12 will manage a wide range of Samsung KNOX smartphones and tablets. The companies will work together in regulated industries and with government customers.

    BES12 simplifies the task of mobilizing an organization by providing a single command and control center for managing the availability and usage of devices, apps, activities and mission-critical data. The breadth of capabilities offered by BES12 is why organizations such as Home Hardware and American Crane recognize it as their preferred cross-platform EMM.

    "American Crane trusts BlackBerry's long-standing reputation in mobile security and having had the opportunity to pilot BES12 in our virtual environment for some time now, we're especially impressed by how simple it is to use, and how easy it has been to migrate users over," said Denny Bono, IT Manager, Corporate Headquarters, American Crane & Equipment Corporation. "Our employees appreciate the flexibility of being able to use the device that's most comfortable for them, and the interface is more intuitive and easy to support from an IT perspective."

    Bombardier also showed their support for BES12. "We trust in BlackBerry's long-standing reputation in mobile security and realize that's why the world's most eminent organizations and governments depend on their mobility platform," said Jean Pierre Bourbonnais, Vice-President and CIO at Bombardier. "As mobile computing continues to redefine business and empower employees to collaborate, transact and innovate in entirely new ways, we are confident that BES12 will help simplify the way mobility is managed. And the ability to extend BlackBerry's security across multiple device platforms, including Windows Phone, iOS and Android, is of particular interest to us as we are managing complex BYOD environments."

    The Most Comprehensive EMM

    According to a global study released today (1), highly regulated organizations lack confidence that data is fully protected. For example, 76 percent say the risk of legal liability and costly lawsuits will increase unless organizations make a concerted effort to adopt a comprehensive enterprise mobility management strategy. This is no longer an issue that is solely the concern of the CIO's organization; it is now elevated to the agenda of the Risk Management and Governance Committees with Boards of Directors.

    This type of risk is why BES12 provides expanded EMM capabilities that can manage any mobile device usage model such as BYOD, COPE and COBO, and leverages BlackBerry's trusted global infrastructure. In fact, BlackBerry was named a Leader and achieved the top score in EMM strategy in the Forrester Wave: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014(2).

    The BES12 platform seamlessly supports iOS, Android™, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS. The flexibility and scalability of the new BES12 architecture will allow customers to move easily and securely from on-premise environments to various cloud models, including private, public and hybrid(3). Key BES12 features include:

    Comprehensive Cross-Platform EMM: Provides complete management and security for devices, applications and company data across all platforms and all tiers of device ownership and deployment models.

    End-to-End Security: Leverages advanced encryption, containerization, application wrapping and BlackBerry's secure global network infrastructure. Provides end-to-end platform-level security that keeps an organization's data safe and secure while in transit and at rest.

    Scalable Architecture: Scalable up to 25,000 devices per server and 150,000 devices per domain. BES12 is designed to reduce deployment cost and complexity and ensure maximum uptime with support for active-active high availability.

    Streamlined User Experience: Enables administrators to holistically manage all users, devices, policies and profiles natively, from one easy-to-use unified console. A new attribute-driven, endpoint management model enables more flexible management of devices, applications and data. Comprehensive reporting and dashboards simplify the management of complex fleets of devices.

    Industry Leading Total Cost of Ownership: In 2014, Strategy Analytics found that in multi-platform enterprise mobility management, BES10 offered the highest level of security with the lowest 5 year cost of ownership(4). BlackBerry highlights that with BES12, the TCO savings go even further.

    Design for the Internet of Things: BES12 is the first BES platform that will extend beyond smartphones and tablets to support the management of things, including medical diagnostic equipment, industrial machinery and automobiles.

    Global Support: All BES12 subscriptions include industry leading BlackBerry Technical Support Services to help manage the complexity and demanding requirements of mobility and evolving EMM strategies.

    "Orange is glad to see BlackBerry come back with a new strategy focused on the B2B market enabled by BES12. This EMM solution leverages the strengths of our network, and completely meets the challenges of our enterprise customers as they implement their digital transformation," said Valrie Cussac, VP Mobile Enterprise, Orange.

    Advanced EMM Services

    BES12 is the "central nervous system" of a powerful environment that brings together mobile devices, apps, cloud services and mobile operator services. Companies can extend their EMM capabilities with integrated communication and collaboration tools such as BBM™ Protected and new identity and access solutions. These other value-added services that complement the EMM environment include:

    Enterprise Identity by BlackBerry (5): Will simplify secure access to cloud based services with a single point of entitlement, control and audit for all cloud app.
    VPN Authentication by BlackBerry (5): Will provide the option of eliminating the need for employee passwords or PINs and hardware tokens, improving the productivity of mobile workers reducing overall costs.
    BBM™ Meetings: Provides a mobile-first collaboration app that provides a new way to work smarter and be more productive on BlackBerry and Android devices as well as connecting with users on a Windows PC or Mac.
    BlackBerry Blend for Enterprise: Makes it possible for employees to conveniently and securely access personal and work data from their BlackBerry smartphone on any device. BlackBerry Blend revolutionizes IT administration by shifting from managing devices to managing information movement.
    WorkLife by BlackBerry: Will allow enterprises to easily add a separate corporate phone number to personal devices brought in by their employees or for the employee to add a separate personal phone number to a corporate-liable device provided by the company. Work usage of voice, SMS and data will be charged to the company while all other usage is charged directly to the employee, with no need to file and process expense reports or pay stipends. The solution will cover voice, SMS and data and will operate while in the home network as well as in roaming situations.

    "Boards of Directors are asking management teams to reevaluate their enterprise mobility strategies as major concerns over corporate security breaches are becoming more prevalent, resulting in significant economic and reputational losses for companies," said John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Services, BlackBerry. "BlackBerry security is the best in the industry and BES12 is built on the proven BlackBerry security and sophisticated encryption that our customers know and trust. BlackBerry pioneered the capability to securely manage smartphones within the enterprise. Now, with these new value-added services, we're focusing on taking our offering beyond EMM to enable customers to solve real security and productivity challenges associated with the use of mobile technology across their enterprise."

    Availability and Pricing

    Since the EZ Pass migration program launched on March 31, 2014, customers worldwide have registered for five million BES client access licenses. More than 30 percent of these licenses have been traded in from competitors' MDM platforms since the programed launched. The BlackBerry EZ Pass migration program is designed to help customers take full advantage of the BES12 cross-platform EMM solution by seamlessly migrating from BES5 or BES10 and includes access to BlackBerry's technical support services. Enterprises will be able to upgrade to BES12 free of charge through this offer. To take advantage of the BlackBerry EZ Pass migration program, visit: www.blackberry.com/ezpass.

    BlackBerry is offering a new BES subscription pricing structure with the launch of BES12. BES12 Annual Subscriptions include BlackBerry's world class support delivered globally by the BlackBerry Technical Support Service (BTSS) team. For more information on BlackBerry's enterprise mobility management solutions, BES12 and pricing, visit www.blackberry.com/bes12.

    (1) BlackBerry and Loudhouse Research, "Mobility Risk Tolerance," September 2014.
    (2) Forrester Research, Inc. "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014," by Christian Kane and Tyler Shields, September 30, 2014.
    (3) Private cloud today, and public cloud and hybrid architecture coming soon.
    (4) Strategy Analytics. "Enterprise Mobility Management: A review of Total Cost of Ownership," May 8, 2014.
    (5) Available later this year.
    11-13-14 12:07 PM
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    if it can close above 12$ ill be past my breakeven for the first time since bb10 launched.
    11-13-14 12:09 PM
  23. exiledcanadian's Avatar
    Glad to see BB revealing a solid plan moving forward. I don't own the stock itself but one of my funds has BB as its largest holding.

    Kudos to those stockholders who stuck it out through the noise!
    11-13-14 12:12 PM
  24. leafs123's Avatar
    Really great stuff here. They're keeping the branding simple too which is great!
    11-13-14 12:12 PM
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    Briefly at 12.04$ now pulled back at 11.90

    Are we, seeing profit taking? And are the shorts running for cover?

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