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‘When it comes to enterprise, we’re still the leader,’ says Blackberry CEO

News   •   Jan 01, 2014 09:27 GMT

“When it comes to enterprise, we’re still the leader,” boasts John Chen, interim Blackberry CEO.

Chen wrote on CNBC, “When it comes to enterprise, we're still the leader. Don't be fooled by the competition's rhetoric claiming to be more secure or having more experience than BlackBerry. With a global enterprise customer base exceeding 80,000, we have three times the number of customers compared to Good, AirWatch and MobileIron combined. This makes BlackBerry the leader in mobile-device management.

“Many in the regulated industries—those with the most stringent security needs—still depend solely on BlackBerry to secure their mobile infrastructure. For governments, BlackBerry cannot just be replaced—we are the only MDM provider to obtain "Authority to Operate" on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) networks. This means the DoD is allowed to use only BlackBerry. Across the globe, seven out of seven of the G7 governments are also BlackBerry customers.

“Our popular messaging service, BBM, is also renowned in regulated industries for being the most secure mobile-messaging service, and consumers love it, too. In the last 60 days, more than 40 million new iOS and Android users have registered to use BBM. We will continue to invest in this popular service and build out its features and channels, with plans to turn it into a revenue stream in the coming years.”

There is no doubt that Blackberry is the leader when enterprise comes to mind. However, can the company keep its head up with enterprise alone? Share your thoughts through a comment below.