BlackBerry in Government: Making a Global Difference


I’ve been managing government and public sector market development at Research In Motion® (RIM®) for some time, which gives me a unique perspective on the work governments around the world are doing with BlackBerry® products. I’ve seen departments solve some pretty amazing business challenges – all with BlackBerry solutions.

What strikes me about their work is that many started with the core strengths of the BlackBerry platform for email, security and IT management, but have gone much further in their visions. For example, many have branched out with BlackBerry apps they’ve created or deployed with partners – apps that make doing the business of government so much more efficient with better service to the public and real ROI.

Over the next six weeks, I’m going to share these stories – from policing and public safety to helping the deaf and hard of hearing communities, from making it easier on people who inspect parks, buildings and waterways to informing prime minister’s offices that need to stay on top of the news. We all know today’s governments are cash- and resource-strapped, but also have to meet an increased demand for services. These customers in Colombia, Scotland, California, Baltimore and Canada show exactly why BlackBerry helps them get the job done, and why BlackBerry remains the number one choice of government mobile customers.

Stay tuned for the coming blog posts and find out how BlackBerry is making a difference in governments around the world.

Are you a part of a government office that uses BlackBerry solutions? Tell us how you’ve used mobile technology to make a difference on your staff, your politicians, or your citizens.

About Wes M

Wes Montee is currently the Government Market Development Manager at Research In Motion with responsibility for North America. He is dedicated to promoting the BlackBerry solution & applications to Federal, State, Provincial and Local Governments. Prior to joining RIM in September of 08’, Wes held a variety of marketing, sales and sales support positions at Sprint over a span of 14 years. Recent leadership positions included managing the Government and Utilities marketing team as well as building Sprint’s Higher Education vertical marketing team. Wes is committed to building strong partnerships with customers, carriers and application partners to ensure customers realize the full potential of wireless solutions on BlackBerry.

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