BlackBerry announced a number of North American enterprises  across a diverse range of sectors, including high tech, banking, retail and government that have adopted BlackBerry® 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 as part of their mobile strategy. The growing number of organizations testing, adopting or reaffirming commitment to BlackBerry as their Enterprise Mobility Management solution, include: Canadian Tire Corporation, ING DIRECT, Ingram Micro, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Ricoh Canada and Torys LLP.

Enterprise Momentum

Toufik Zigha, IT Manager of the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) confirmed that, "The City of New York DOITT intends to deploy 2,000 BlackBerry 10 smartphones by this summer and views BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 as a key component to our enterprise mobility strategy."

Similarly, BMO Financial Group, a leading Canadian financial organization that serves more than 12 million personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers in North America and internationally, endorsed BlackBerry 10 as their platform of choice.

“We are placing BlackBerry 10 orders with our North American carriers,” said Claudette McGowan, Vice President, Digital Workspace Services, BMO Financial Group.  “BlackBerry remains our enterprise standard and we've begun deploying within our environment.”

BlackBerry support also remains extremely strong among organizations that must balance both employee demands and complex business requirements. “As a CIO, I know that when I give my employees a BlackBerry smartphone, everything is going to work with limited effort required by our IT administrators,” said Nigel Carpenter, Chief Information Officer, Canadian Diabetes Association. “For me, when it comes down to core business functionality, it’s a no brainer that BlackBerry is the only way to go.”