Oct 15, 2015 03:09 AM EDT
Google is ramping up on the Android for Work paradigm, and one of the ways it’s showing support for the enterprise is through highlighting the Blackberry BES12 platform via a webinar it will conduct today, October 15th, at 11AM EDT.
The webinar will run for 45 minutes and will highlight how the BES12 platform by Blackberry will benefit enterprise users, as well as how Android for Work operates as an enterprise solution.
The webinar will be hosted by:
-David Arnold, Senior Enterprise Solutions Manager for BlackBerry Enterprise
-Michael Wheeler-Wyatt, Head of Chrome and Android for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) market
The BES12 is described on the Webinar registration page as the “leading Enterprise Mobility Management solution” on the market. The BES12 platform now supports Blackberry, Android, and Windows Phone. Android for Work was described as an “integrated solution” for managing work/enterprise data, content, and apps.
According to the Webinar page, the organizers acknowledge that the Android is the target of 98% of all mobile malware attacks. They also point out that this is due to the fact that the Android platform takes up 85% of the market in mobile devices. They present both the BES12 platform, in tandem with Android for Work, as secure solutions for the Enterprise. It also seems that the webinar will pitch to IT Administrators and business owners/leaders why these two solutions are crucial for the enterprise use of the mobile platform. After all, more companies apply the “Bring Your Own Device” paradigm, as they integrate mobile devices into their corporate IT suite. The use of the BES12 and Android for Work solutions may help manage and control security risks, as well as make it easier for IT Administrators to manage data on employees’ devices. These two solutions may also help create a more secure exit plan for employees who part ways with the company.
More than the Blackberry Priv’s impending release, Google’s moves into the enterprise space, in a sort-of partnership with Blackberry, shows the company’s aggressive interest to cover more ground, market-wise. Apparently, Android isn’t satisfied with having 85% in market share as end-users’ go-to device. Android wants to be in your company, doing work-related mobile computing, as well.
Interested parties may register for the webinar on this page: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=7zec3a31b0g2
More on the Blackberry Priv: http://www.droidreport.com/blackberry-venice-blackberry-priv-will-it-resurrect-dying-blackberry-ltd-11313
More on Android for Work: http://www.droidreport.com/taxonomy/term/22570
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