The announcement came today that the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has chosen to deploy 500 BlackBerry 10 devices and the BlackBerry Enterprise Service for its employees. One thing I did take home from BlackBerry Live was the security of BlackBerry and how it is the preferred device for security companies regarding encryption or BlueTooth devices. It’s great to see companies jumping in and hopefully we’ll see many more announcements such as this one in the weeks and months to comes.
Announcement is as follows:
WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 5, 2013) – BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today announced that international law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has chosen to deploy 500 BlackBerry(R) 10 devices and BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service 10 to its employees.
Akin Gump is a leading international law firm, with offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Security and reliability matters and Akin Gump trusts BlackBerry with its information and its ability to help them get things done and have made the decision to test and deploy BlackBerry 10.
“We are excited to be moving forward with the new BlackBerry 10 platform. It is important to us that we provide our employees with powerful tools when working remotely, and the new BlackBerry platform, with its ease-of-use, and robust security is a major step forward and a significant part of that strategy,” said Scott Bravi, Chief Information Officer for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
“We are thrilled to announce that Akin Gump is deploying BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, recognizing the valuable security proposition the BlackBerry platform provides,” said Richard Piasentin, Vice President and Managing Director for the U.S. at BlackBerry. “BlackBerry knows enterprise and offers innovative solutions to help them to maintain security and respond to current trends – BlackBerry Balance – creates a seamless way to satisfy both user and customer needs without compromising either.”
BlackBerry 10 is a reliable platform that is smooth and responsive. It has a modern design and a gesture-based interface that is highly discoverable. It is designed to support, learn, and adapt to the way you work. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 builds on more than a decade of the BlackBerry enterprise mobility management expertise. It offers mobile device management, mobile application management and secure mobile connectivity, and delivers a cost-efficient and reliable solution for business and government customers.