BlackBerry and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership to offer companies a solution that combines BlackBerry’s mobility and security expertise with Microsoft’s unmatched cloud and productivity products. As part of this partnership, the companies have worked together on a unique solution: BlackBerry Enterprise BRIDGE. This technology offers its joint customers – the world’s largest banks, healthcare providers, law firms and central governments – a highly secure way to seamlessly use native Microsoft Mobile Apps from within BlackBerry Dynamics. (Note: from UEM12.8)
By making Microsoft’s mobile apps seamlessly available from within BlackBerry Dynamics, enterprise users will now have a consistent experience when opening, editing, and saving a Microsoft Office 365 file such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word on any iOS® or Android™ device. This enables users to work anytime, anyplace, with rich file fidelity. At the same time, corporate IT departments benefit from a greater return on their existing investments, and added assurance that their company’s data and privacy is secured to the highest standards and in compliance with corporate and regulatory policies.
Carl Wiese, president of Global Sales at BlackBerry:
BlackBerry has always led the market with new and innovative ways to protect corporate data on mobile devices. We saw a need for a hyper-secure way for our joint customers to use native Office 365 mobile apps. BlackBerry Enterprise BRIDGE addresses this need and is a great example of how BlackBerry and Microsoft continue to securely enable workforces to be highly productive in today’s connected world.
Judson Althoff, executive vice president of Worldwide Commercial Business at Microsoft:
In an era when digital technology is driving rapid transformation, customers are looking for a trusted partner. Our customers choose Microsoft 365 for productivity and collaboration tools that deliver continuous innovation, and do so securely. Together with BlackBerry, we will take this to the next level and provide enterprises with a new standard for secure productivity.
George Sherman, Managing Director, CIO Global Technology Infrastructure, JPMorgan Chase:
Along with a number of our peers in the Financial Services industry, we see strategic partnerships like this one as key to enhancing and bringing new products to market. This partnership will help create a more seamless mobile experience for end-users, which is a top priority for us at JPMorgan Chase.