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Empresas POLAR S.A. Upgrading to BES 10.1


BlackBerry is really stretching out the press releases about BES 10 today. The last is an announcement that Empresas POLAR S.A. (aka POLAR) has upgraded to BES 10.1. They are a leading company in the food and beverage industry in Venezuela for what it is worth. If Fairfax is taking BlackBerry private to focus on enterprise this is the kind of company they want on their roster. Check out the details below:

Empresas POLAR S.A. Upgrades to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10

CARACAS, VENEZUELA–(Marketwired – Sept. 23, 2013) – BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today announced that Empresas POLAR S.A. ("POLAR"), a leading company in the food and beverage industry in Venezuela, is upgrading to the latest version of BlackBerry’s Enterprise Mobility Management solution (EMM), BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service 10 (version10.1), to improve mobile productivity across the business. In addition, POLAR’s decision to use BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is based on the flexibility and security that the solution provides for managing BlackBerry smartphones and other platforms.

For Empresas POLAR, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 streamlines communications and collaboration by enabling employees to be more productive on the go and enabling business decision makers to access information quickly. In addition, the company can deploy key applications to help increase productivity while maintaining the high level of security they need.

"The demand for real-time mobility is revolutionizing business communications. We have a highly dynamic workforce, and need mobile devices that can adapt to the way our employees work and provide them with tools that support remote collaboration," said Alejandro Yabrudy, Personal Computing Manager, Systems Management, Empresas POLAR.

"The fact that we can efficiently and securely manage our all mobile devices with such a robust solution as BlackBerry Enterprise Service, which gives us the flexibility to manage multiple smartphone platforms, has been one of the main reasons why we chose to adopt the BlackBerry solution," explained Yabrudy.

"BlackBerry is excited to announce that Empresas POLAR has chosen BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 to manage its mobile fleet, giving employees secure mobile access to the information and resources that can improve productivity," said Marco Osio, Enterprise Sales Director for Venezuela at BlackBerry. "With BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 customers can get the industry’s most secure mobile enterprise solution, with multiplatform support and a single convenient console that makes managing complex mobile environments very easy."

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 represents a consolidation of BlackBerry’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) product portfolio, which includes Mobile Device Management (MDM), security, infrastructure and app management, all conveniently accessible from a single console. Following a simple installation process, customers can upgrade from BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 to the new EMM solution with no firewall changes.

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About Empresas Polar

Empresas Polar is a private corporation and leader in mass consumption markets with a broad portfolio in the food and beverages industries. With a history of over 70 years, the company has over 30,000 direct employees and has operations in Venezuela, Colombia and United States. It’s also part of the GEPP Group, a bottling company and distributor of PepsiCo International beverages in Mexico. Since its foundation, the company has been committed to social responsibility as an integral part of its corporate philosophy through the development and execution of programs that contribute to the overall wellbeing of the communities where it operates. Fundacion Empresas Polar is the most important foundation owned by a Latin American corporation and is fully-funded by annual contributions made by the group of companies and it caters programs in education, health and social development.

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