India’s Essar Group upgrades to BES 12


BlackBerry announced that Essar Group, a multinational corporation in the steel, energy, infrastructure and services sector, has upgraded to BES 12, a multi-OS EMM solution by BlackBerry. Essar is a multinational corporation with annual revenues of US $35 billion and investments in Steel, Energy, Infrastructure and Services. With operations in more than 29 countries, it employs over 60,000 people.

According to Gartner, enterprise mobility is emerging as one of Indian CIOs’ top IT priorities and investment areas. Nevertheless, the pressure to implement mobile solutions means that many CIOs and IT leaders are using system integrators and other partners to make crucial decisions about products and architectures.1 The growing number of organizations embracing BES12 and other BlackBerry solutions in India as part of their enterprise mobility strategy showcases a strong commitment to enhancing productivity along with providing the workforce a flexible yet secure environment.


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