3/6/2013 11:15:36 AM
BlackBerry signs deal with mental health trust for BB10 devices
BlackBerry has signed a deal with the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust for it to supply 1,800 Z10 smartphones to its workers.
The manufacturer said more than 100 public and private sector organisations across the UK, including BT, Centrica and Aviva, are trialling BlackBerry 10 devices and software. The enterprise market has long been the bedrock of BlackBerry's success but the manufacturer has been damaged by the rise of bring your own device policies at workplaces and the growing popularity of Apple and Samsung. BlackBerry is holding an Experience Forum for the enterprise sector in London today with more than 1,000 organisations attending.
Stephen Asante-Boakye, head of technical services, BSMHFT, said: 'BlackBerry has been our mobile enterprise solution of choice for a number of years and we’re committed to a full-scale BlackBerry 10 deployment. During April and May, we will roll out 700 BlackBerry Z10 smartphones running on the new BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, with an additional 1,100 devices set to roll out throughout the remainder of 2013. The combination of BlackBerry’s tried and trusted security and manageability with the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone gives us confidence that we can continue to deliver a best-in class mobile enterprise experience, which ultimately enables the delivery of a better service to our patients.'
Author: Graeme Neill