IBM offers BlackBerry support

Managed contracts for a third less than competitors are on offer, according to IBM.

Businessman with BlackBerry in hand

IBM is to offer support for BlackBerry handsets and functions as a managed service.

IBM Mobile Enterprise Services for the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution is supposed to be a simple to use management tool for fleet workers and other employees that need to keep in touch with the office, and access applications such as business intelligence, email and collaboration software.

The new managed services would cost roughly 30 per cent less than comparible ones and is available on a worldwide basis, according to IBM.

"Mobile access is vital, and enterprises are challenged by rapidly expanding requirements from workers across all lines of business," Dan Papes, vice president of IBM mobile enterprise services, said in a statement.

Advertisement - Article continues below
Advertisement - Article continues below

"To unleash mobile access, IBM Mobile Enterprise Services for the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution offers a flexible set of services to complement a client's existing IT and security strategies and provides a predictable cost structure that allows clients to focus on their core business while leaving the deployment, management and support requirements of a mobility solution to IBM."

The service will be billed for on a monthly basis and is priced on a per user basis. IBM explained that costs for technical, administrative, licensing and support costs were consolidated and flexible, meaning that the system can scale up or down to meet the demands of the business and its users.

"Customers today are facing greater competitive pressures to empower their mobile workforce with secure and effective access to information," added Jeff McDowell, vice president of global alliances at RIM, in a statement.

"IBM is uniquely positioned to help organisations maximise their mobile investments through this new managed services offering."

Featured Resources

Digital Risk Report 2020

A global view into the impact of digital transformation on risk and security management

Download now

6 ways your business could suffer if you don’t backup Office 365

Office 365 makes it easy to lose valuable data regularly, unpredictably, unintentionally, and for good

Download now

Get the best out of your workforce

7 steps to unleashing their true potential with robotic process automation

Download now

8 digital best practices for IT professionals

Don't leave anything to chance when going digital

Download now



Cloud fuels IBM’s first quarter of growth since 2018

22 Jan 2020

Best smartphone 2019: Apple, Samsung and OnePlus duke it out

24 Dec 2019

IBM doubles down on Red Hat independence

10 Jul 2019

Most Popular


How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi

5 Feb 2020
operating systems

How to fix a stuck Windows 10 update

12 Feb 2020
data protection

Google to shift UK user data to the US post-Brexit

20 Feb 2020

The top ten password-cracking techniques used by hackers

10 Feb 2020