BT Business is set to strengthen its partnership with BlackBerry after reporting significant interest from customers in the manufacturer’s newly launched BB10 platform, devices and services.
The telecoms giant said the launch of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 (BES10), which can manage multiple operating systems securely, was a key factor driving customer enquiries.
Speaking to Mobile, Laura Gilchrist, general manager of converged mobility at BT, said: ‘There is definitely a lot of interest from our customers that are trying to manage multi operating systems within their infrastructure.
‘The Z10 is a great device and the operating system gives the end user a really engaging experience, but if a company has a Bring Your Own device policy which allows employees to use a range of devices from different manufacturers, there is also the attraction that [BES10] lets them connect to their IT system securely.’
She added: ‘There is definitely a lot of interest both in our own user base here and right across our customer base from SOHO
to corporate customers.’
As a BlackBerry customer as well as a BlackBerry Enterprise partner Gilchrist said BT had a broad perspective on BlackBerry’s service.
‘The support has been fantastic,’ she said, adding that as a former employee of BT, BlackBerry UK MD Rob Orr could bring a deeper understanding of the company as both a customer and an enterprise partner. She said: ‘We have worked closely with BlackBerry in the past and are really excited about working more closely with them in the future and very enthusiastic about the BES10 service, which has added a lot more value and generated a lot of interest.’