10 Ways that BlackBerry 10 will Impact your Business for the Better: Part 1

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An important goal of the BlackBerry 10 platform is to improve the mobile experience of businesses and their staff. Building on the long-standing reputation of BlackBerry smartphones in the business community, here is a look at several business objectives that IT professionals can look to achieve with BlackBerry 10.

Meet increasing employee demands

The consumerization of information technology has changed the workplace and brought with it increased employee demands. As mobile technology continues to evolve, businesses are under pressure to either provide employees with high-performance mobile devices that offer a seamless experience, or to allow employees to bring in their own mobile tech. On BlackBerry 10, features such as the BlackBerry Browser and Keyboard have been made more powerful and intuitive. In addition, new advanced features such as the flow of BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Hub will make it easier for employees to navigate their phone and manage information, all within the context of our world-class security and management capabilities. With these features, as well as all of the apps available at launch, BlackBerry 10 provides an experience that employees will love and the security and manageability that businesses need.

Increase productivity and mobility

The BlackBerry 10 platform is built for business, providing your mobile workers with secure access to information and internal systems. One exciting BlackBerry 10 feature is remote desktop access provided by app developers like Splashtop. This feature will allow BlackBerry customers to access and control a desktop computer from their BlackBerry 10 smartphone. By using such tools to increase mobility, employees will be able to carry critical business information and tools on the go, thus also increasing their productivity.

Encourage organizational collaboration

Businesses can further look to improve productivity by facilitating a culture of collaboration. Several upcoming BlackBerry 10 apps will help encourage this collaborative culture, such as Cisco WebEx Meetings. This app helps customers with scheduling meetings, sharing screens and sharing content for collaboration on the go. In addition, BlackBerry 10 includes integrated cloud storage capabilities from Box, which allows employees to share files directly from their devices. Supported by the BlackBerry 10 secure environment, businesses can encourage collaboration confidently, knowing that measures have been taken to help make sure that data isn’t compromised. BBM video chat and screen sharing is another example of a fantastic collaboration opportunity provided by the BlackBerry 10 platform, not to mention Documents To Go, Work Drives, and more.

Contributing to lower costs

BlackBerry Balance has been completely redesigned for BlackBerry 10, providing customers with a seamless flow between work and personal use. BlackBerry Balance also helps to lower costs for IT departments by allowing employees to bring their own devices to work. By separating work and personal data, business professionals can use personal online accounts and consumer apps on their work device without needing to worry about unintended interactions.

Integrate your mobile computing capabilities

More than just a smartphone, BlackBerry 10 is a mobile computing platform built to power an entire ecosystem of devices and systems. Businesses can offer their workforce greater connectivity by expanding their focus from just devices to platform-based environments. Designed to support the concept of a “mobile office,” BlackBerry 10 will consolidate desktop computer and phone capabilities into a single, integrated platform. This integrated approach provides IT departments with the versatility to prepare for the mobile landscape of the future. With apps like SAP and Cisco WebEx Meetings, you can extend your existing investment in these services and pursue a truly integrated approach.

What’s one way you plan on using BlackBerry 10 to improve your business? Share in the comments below.

About Luke Reimer

@Luke_Reimer is an Enterprise Marketing Manager at BlackBerry helping to design, launch, and manage enterprise marketing programs - particularly concerning content across digital mediums. Beyond spreading BlackBerry goodness in enterprise communities, you can find Luke cooking up a storm, out on his motorcycle (when Canadian weather allows), or digging into a good science fiction book.

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