BlackBerry Enterprise Server Enters Cloud to Reach SMB Market

This week BlackBerry announced BES12 Cloud, turning its traditional enterprise mobility management solution into a cloud-based one.

BES12 Cloud will target small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as individual departments of larger corporations.

It’s only one of many announcement made this week by BlackBerry, who’s been busy at Mobile World Congress. In addition to extending its partnership with Samsung, BlackBerry also landed partnerships with interRAI, GSX, an Sprint.

Sprint is now offering BES12, BBM Meetings, BBM Protected and BlackBerry Blend to its enterprise customers.

“Our agreement with BlackBerry brings an advanced, secure product portfolio to our enterprise customers to help them increase productivity in their organizations while remaining secure,” said Wayne Ward, Vice President, Product & Business Development at Sprint. “It’s a priority for us to make our enterprise product and services portfolio more robust, and to make value-added service options available to our customers. BlackBerry helps us achieve this goal.”

“We’re pleased to work with Sprint to help give our customers increased flexibility and more options for access to BlackBerry’s cross-platform enterprise solutions,” said John Sims, President, Global Sales, BlackBerry. “We’ve had a long-standing relationship with Sprint, who shares our commitment to secure mobility which is why we’re offering their customers an easy way to adopt BES12 and other new value-added services such as BBM Meetings, BBM Protected and BlackBerry Blend.”