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Oxford University Medical School

We wanted to test it first with technically savvy users, just in case, but our fears were totally unfounded.It was immediately obvious that BlackBerry was the way forward. A no-brainer - just right for our environment.
Dr. Nigel Rudgewick-Brown Director of Information Management
  • Industry: Education
  • Region: EMEA
  • Company Size: Large
  • Solution: Mobile Email and PIM
Full Story


  • Faculty members, who spend the majority of their time in lecture halls, research facilities and the wards of the hospital, felt cut off from the school’s email system when they were away from their offices
  • The problem was even worse for senior staff members, who travel frequently to medical conferences around the world
  • They needed to give staff mobile access to Novell® GroupWise® email and calendar


  • Deployed BlackBerry® smartphones on the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®
  • Began with a successful pilot of ten smartphones with the school’s IT department and shortly rolled out to all senior faculty members


  • BlackBerry smartphones have put an end to scheduling conflicts
  • Allows access to email when traveling
  • IT can manage devices remotely and push out software and provisioning updates with ease