BlackBerry opens doors to third party management of its devices

BlackBerry opens the management of its devices up to third parties to make its devices more appealing in a mixed device environment.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Wed, May 14 2014 6:34 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

BlackBerry has announced a major new change that will allow third party firms to have control over its devices. The smartphone maker has opened its platform up to management by third party mobile management applications.

BlackBerry opens doors to third party management of its devices | TweakTown.com

The move means that BlackBerry smartphones can now be controlled by AirWatch, Citrix, SAP, and IBM. Third party management is available for devices running BlackBerry 10 as the operating system. BlackBerry is hoping that the new policy will make its devices more appealing to enterprise users in a mixed device BYOD network.

Despite opening the platform up to third party firms, BlackBerry plans to continue to focus on its own Enterprise Mobility Management platform. That platform helps in the deployment and management of work apps and content rather than control over the devices alone.

NEWS SOURCE:pcadvisor.co.uk

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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