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“Its recent acquisition of AtHoc and last year's acquisition of SecuSmart show the company is also investing in solutions with vertical-specific appeal, an important strategy to retain existing customers and gain new ones in those regulated industries.”


“The ability to integrate mobile devices, PCs and IoT devices into a unified emergency communication system syncs with BlackBerry’s overall strategy around IoT, security/safety, and interconnectedcommunications/telemetry.”

– Strategy Analytics

"Chen’s execution with AtHoc is consistent with this strategy in that BlackBerry at its heart is about secure, reliable communications that people could bet their lives on."

- Rob Enderle, in IT Business Edge