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Emirates Group

Our new community model is a paradigm shift when it comes to enterprise application development. The BlackBerry platform lets us leverage our existing software development skillsets and is very popular with several of our key users.
Sanjay Sharma Head, Mobile Development, Emirates Group
  • Industry: Other
  • Region: EMEA
  • Company Size: Large
  • Solution: Mobile communications
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Challenge

  • Emirates needed a mobile solution that would help it provide updates to mobile employees, for example, giving its 12,000 cabin crew their flight schedules and status
  • The company also wanted to provide employees with secure mobile access to data in the corporate systems
  • With a range of potential applications needed, development was slow and the IT department needed a new approach to deliver immediate business value

Solution

  • BlackBerry® Smartphones

Benefits

  • The BlackBerry® solution enabled a community-based app development approach, helping business owners and in-house developers to collaborate quickly
  • Many employees already had BlackBerry smartphones so it was a convenient platform to use, with high security, allowing the IT department to control user access to applications
  • Both developers and users have been very enthusiastic about the applications and at any one time over 30 new applications are in development