It seems you can’t go a day without hearing about the ‘Cloud’. It’s transforming the way we do business. But because of where we’re at in the lifecycle of cloud technologies in general, there’s a lot of hype – and along with it, some misconceptions.
So what are businesses actually saying about it? KPMG recently ran a survey to address this question. What is it that drives businesses to think about a Cloud implementation versus on-premise?
KPMG found the primary factors were: drive cost efficiencies, better enable mobile workforces and improve alignment with customers and/or partners. For instance, 54% of IT directors surveyed said their employees were more productive, while 43% said they boosted sales and revenue. The cloud also helps businesses improve their overall performance and reduce costs.
J.Gold Associates predicts that 75% of the Enterprise Mobility Management market will be cloud based by as soon as 2016. Keeping abreast to these changes and future predictions, we announced (during Mobile World Congress 2015) BlackBerry’s new cloud-based EMM solution, BES12 Cloud.
We are now pleased to announce that BES12 Cloud is now available! With BES12 Cloud, we are introducing a mobile-first, cloud-enabled EMM strategy for small and medium sized organizations (SMBs) and large enterprises alike.
BES12 Cloud Makes Powerful EMM Simple
BES12 Cloud makes mobility easy for businesses. For SMBs looking to mobility to help start and grow their business, BES12 Cloud makes managing apps and data easy with a cloud-based EMM solution that is secure, flexible and simple to deploy and easy to use. Businesses powered by BES12 Cloud are more protected and more productive.
Beyond the core features of BES12, some key benefits of BES12 Cloud include:
- Ease of Deployment: BES12 Cloud offers 100 percent online registration and purchase process and it only takes minutes from purchase to EMM service availability in the cloud. Cloud subscriptions also include BlackBerry’s award-winning technical support.
- Reduced TCO: BES12 Cloud lowers operating costs by eliminating the need for on-premise software, hardware and licenses, while maintaining the same annual subscription pricing as on-premise BES12. BES12 Cloud Silver and Gold subscriptions are billed annually.
- Scalability and Flexibility: BES12 Cloud lets customers rapidly grow their mobile deployments without having to spend heavily on servers and other infrastructure.
- Enhanced SIM Based Licensing Compatible – Provides enterprise customers an improved purchasing experience, by supporting the consolidation of operational costs into one monthly invoice from their wireless service partner. License alignment with SIM Card allows for simplified transferability between both BES12 Cloud and BES12 On-premise solutions.
For more detailed information and to purchase BES12 Cloud licenses, visit: www.BlackBerry.com/cloud