BlackBerry sells BES10 and 1000 smartphones to German company

Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has found another European customer for its enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution and its BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

BlackBerry said Thursday that Datev, a German software company and provider of IT services to European tax advisors, auditors and lawyers, has selected BlackBerry) Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) as its EMM solution and will also roll out more than 1,000 BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

“On a daily basis, our employees use their mobile devices to conduct confidential business, and require a reliable smartphone that can secure the transmission of business data across every endpoint, including the device, server and network,” said Wolfgang Fischer, group leader ICT systems and mobile at Datev, in a statement. “With BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BES10, we have the best end-to-end solution in terms of usability, security and cost efficiency. Thanks to BlackBerry, our staff can access internal resources and other shared information on the go, without us having to worry about data loss.”

Datev provides accounting, personnel management, business consulting and taxation, enterprise resource planning, IT security and other services to companies and municipalities, and the company said BES10 will give it an end-to-end solution that allows employees to securely access corporate data from their smartphones. It also highlighted the ability of Blackberry Balance to separate and secure corporate data from personal data.

“Customers recognize the value that BES10 brings to their mobility needs with its industry-leading security, usability and cost efficiency. For Datev, the combination of BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BES10 gives them the ideal combination for a flexible mobile computing environment that meets both corporate and end user requirements,” said Markus C. Muller, managing director for Germany at BlackBerry, in a statement.

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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