Top 3 French E-Commerce Enterprise, Groupe 3SI, Chooses BlackBerry



An ecommerce powerhouse

In my last post, I was excited to announce that one of France’s top food retailers has chosen BlackBerry for comprehensive EMM and BlackBerry 10 devices. Today, I’m just as happy to announce that Groupe 3SI, one of the top 3 e-commerce companies in France, and among Europe’s largest, has done so too.

Our European readers will know Groupe 3SI by name, and if not, they’ll very likely have purchased something from one of the company’s several e-commerce brands – such as 3 Suisses, Blancheporte, Becquet, Mondial Relay, Vitrine Magique, Dispeo or  Unigro  – which together attracted 20 million unique web visitors last year in Europe alone. 3SI is in fact a global powerhouse, with €1 billion in annual turnover and 5500 employees across 20 countries.

Choosing a partner, not a point solution

As you can imagine, a large percentage of those workers are mobile. It’s a lot to manage for any IT team, and 3SI knew theirs would benefit in a number ways from a migration to BES10 – not to mention the advantages employees would realize with BlackBerry 10 devices in their hands.

While their decision – like any EMM decision these days – involved hundreds of factors and sub-factors spanning mobile applications management, device controls, containerization and more, a few issues stood out: user experience, security, data leak protection, and business enablement. And underlying all of it – the need for a trust-based partnership, not another point solution.

“BlackBerry’s solution combines an excellent user experience with high-level security. We have a long-standing relationship with BlackBerry and BES10 has reinforced our confidence in BlackBerry as a trusted partner,” said Christian Terryn, Systems Engineer, 3SI.

Control for IT, privacy for users

And IT managers are perhaps most excited about the ability to set policies and rules that draw a line between work and personal data. “Thanks to BES 10 and BlackBerry Balance technology, Groupe 3SI can now enable employees to automatically segregate apps and data into separate personal and professional spaces: in one they can share photos or use social networks and in the other they can perform business-related tasks.”

Groupe 3SI is one of the hundreds of top global enterprises that are reviewing all their options in great detail and arriving at a BlackBerry decision. Get the full story in our press release.

About Markus C. Mueller

After completing law school end of 2001 Markus C. Mueller founded ubitexx in Germany. Since then ubitexx had the largest enterprises in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as its customers. In Mobile Device Management ubitexx was marketleader in Germany. In May 2011 BlackBerry acquired ubitexx in order to expand its Mobile Device Management offering to other plattforms. Since then ubitexx is a 100% subsidiary of BlackBerry. As CEO at ubitexx he led strategy, business development and legal. Markus is a recognized expert of the mobile business market. Since the acquisition through BlackBerry he has supported the company as a Senior Director Strategic Partnerships, took over the Managing Director position for Germany in May 2013 and since February 2014 is Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director Europe.

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