du partners with BlackBerry to provide Safe City proposition with an integrated crisis communication platform

Monday 09 October 2017
Dubai - MENA Herald:

As part of du’s efforts to ensure it is offering a comprehensive suite of enterprise solutions in the market to meet specific needs and preferences of customers, the telecommunications service provider today announced a partnership with BlackBerry to offer BlackBerry’s latest software solutions and services to organisations in the UAE.

This partnership will enable du to offer a variety of BlackBerry enterprise software solutions and services to customers, including BlackBerry® AtHoc, a Networked Crisis Communications platform, built to empower cities, organisations and people to respond quickly and efficiently in times of crisis, reducing the risks in case of danger.

BlackBerry AtHoc is used worldwide for every type of emergency as the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication, protecting millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world. As trusted partner to the world’s most demanding customers, BlackBerry® AtHoc is the leading provider to numerous global government agencies and leading commercial enterprises.

“We are thrilled to be working with such an established partner in the UAE and are confident that by leveraging BlackBerry’s leading portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services, du will be well placed to deliver the best possible experience to business customers within their market,” commented Richard McLeod, Global VP, Enterprise Software Channels, BlackBerry.

"We share their vision of making both cities and the world a safer place for people and organizations and by integrating AtHoc, du will make it easier than ever before for their customers to communicate and collaborate in times of crisis.”

BlackBerry AtHoc will be showcased within du’s booth (ZF10) at Gitex 2017 this October 8th-12th at the Safe City dedicated demo area.

Additionally, this partnership will enable du to offer a variety of BlackBerry enterprise software solutions and services to customers, such as Enterprise Mobility Management through BlackBerry® UEM for iOS, Android, Windows 10 and MacOS, to grow and mobilize their business securely. Customers will also benefit from BlackBerry® Workspaces, a secure file sharing solution that enables users to share, edit and control their files on every device with the highest level of security due to embedded digital rights management protection in the files.

“We are proud to offer BlackBerry’s innovative and secure software portfolio to our enterprise customers in the UAE. In today’s digital economy, we understand that businesses must be able to operate efficiently and securely,” said Fahad AlHassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du.

The BlackBerry software platform will offer solutions suitable for a variety of enterprise sizes – both large and small enterprises - and can be purchased from du as part of a bundle or standalone, at highly competitive rates and different price points.

With security increasingly becoming both a priority for every business, du is perfectly positioned to provide innovative solutions and functionality to meet customer specific requirements.

To find out more information about BlackBerry, visit: www.BlackBerry.com/enterprise. 

More information on the BlackBerry Enterprise Partner Program can be found at partner.blackberry.com.

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