February 14, 2017
Communications in enterprises are more flexible and powerful than ever before.
Mobility combined with an increasingly rich set of communications applications have boosted employee responsiveness, collaboration and operational efficiencies.
As we discussed in this blog earlier this month, these new modes of communication must meet the same security requirements as other communications in the enterprise. In addition, recording and logging of mobile calls is an especially important consideration for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
That’s why we’re excited to extend our longstanding partnership with BlackBerry and support this month’s exciting announcement of BlackBerry’s BBM Enterprise SDK. The Cloud-based platform enables Independent Software Vendors and app developers to deliver powerful enterprise-grade secure communications features in their applications.
The new offering permits app developers to tap the strong security pedigree for which BlackBerry is renowned, to enable important security and privacy protections to be built into communications-enabled applications from the ground up.
As BlackBerry COO Marty Beard noted last week, developers will be able to use the new SDK to easily integrate secure messaging, voice and video capabilities into their applications and services. For example, developers can incorporate secure messaging, collaboration, voice and video communications capabilities into their applications, and do so at scale and with faster time-to-market.
We see huge potential for BlackBerry’s new SDK, especially in combination with our Kinetic Communications Platform. Our Kinetic Platform provides seamless orchestration of Unified Communications applications extended to mobile devices for a superior communications experience.
At the same time, our platform makes it easier to ensure communications are compliant with archiving and logging rules, enabling you to use the same centralized recording and logging systems that ensure compliance for your other communications end-points like desk phones.
BlackBerry is hosting a webinar about the new SDK on February 22 at 1 p.m. ET. For more information and to sign up, visit: blackberry.com/enterprise/bbm-enterprise-sdk.