harmon.ie Enables Office 365 Workers to ‘Use Their Own Device’

harmon.ie Office 365 Client App Now Available for BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10

ORLANDO, Fla.--()--BlackBerry Live 2013 - harmon.ie, the user experience company for the mobile enterprise today announced a native Office 365 and SharePoint app for the BlackBerry® Z10 and BlackBerry® Q10 smartphones is available on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront. harmon.ie for BlackBerry 10 will be offered as part of the harmon.ie 4.0 product suite, also announced today. These apps will be showcased at BlackBerry Live in Orlando, May 13-15, booth 263. Follow the show events on Twitter at #BlackBerry4Biz.

The harmon.ie app provides full-featured Office 365 and on-premise SharePoint functionality, including secure connectivity and offline document access. By combining the productivity of Office 365 with a native BlackBerry 10 app user experience, harmon.ie is enabling executives using a BlackBerry Q10 or the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone to be productive in the workplace and to use the phone as a business tool. Busy executives can now work on contracts, spreadsheets and presentations securely accessing Office 365 from their BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

Users also get real-time updates as colleagues work on important documents then follow those documents with an intuitive activity stream of collaboration activities. Workers can save documents on their device so they will be available off-line, and upload documents received as email attachments onto Office 365 to device and from device to Office 365, all within a secure environment.

This new level of mobile productivity elevates the message of "bring your own device" to "use your own device” and brings a tangible ROI to the BYOD enterprise trend.

“BlackBerry has always been invested in providing enterprise customers with effective tools to get business done,” said Martyn Mallick, VP of Global Alliances and Business Development at BlackBerry. “We are thrilled to have harmon.ie bring both SharePoint and Office 365 to the BlackBerry 10 platform and are confident BlackBerry customers will appreciate the social nature of these business solutions.”

harmon.ie presentations at BlackBerry Live:

What:   “Enabling Collaboration with BlackBerry Work Drives, Cisco WebEx and Microsoft SharePoint”
Who:

Andrew Short, manager, Enterprise Product Management at BlackBerry

When:

Wednesday, May 15, 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Learn about how to increase productivity with the harmon.ie collaboration that brings Microsoft® SharePoint® to BlackBerry 10.

What:   “Q&A Panel: Unified Communications & Collaboration Tools”
Who: David Hanson, Andrew Short, Robert Bowerman, Jeff Kuckelman, BlackBerry
When:

Wednesday, May 15, 4:45-6:15 p.m.

Have questions about leveraging Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC) tools in your organization? This is the session for you! Join this session to ask our expert panel about managing BlackBerry® Mobile Voice System, BlackBerry® Enterprise Instant Messaging, Microsoft® SharePoint, BlackBerry® Work Drives and much more.

“We are thrilled to strengthen our partnership with BlackBerry as they continue to enhance their enterprise app offering,” said Yaacov Cohen, CEO of harmon.ie. “Users demand the same productive experience from their applications wherever they are, and on whatever device they are using. With these newest BlackBerry 10 smartphone apps, harmon.ie is targeting the busy information workers who want to actually ‘use’ their device and not just ‘bring’ it to work. Now, these workers can securely and efficiently access, edit and share documents from the cloud and collaborate in real-time in a social environment.”

Availability

The harmon.ie app for BlackBerry 10 is now available for download on BlackBerry World. More information about system requirements and features is posted here. The app works with any current SharePoint credentials; no need to make any application changes, and no server-side configuration is required.

About harmon.ie

harmon.ie, the user experience company for the mobile enterprise, delivers a consistent experience across multiple social and collaboration platforms from different vendors such as Microsoft, Yammer and IBM. Thousands of businesses including Citi, DuPont and BAE Systems use harmon.ie across mobile, desktop and cloud to evolve into more socially powered enterprises. For more information, visit http://harmon.ie/.

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Contacts

Schwartz MSL
Davida Dinerman/Brenna Hagy
781-684-0770
harmon.ie@schwartzmsl.com

Release Summary

BlackBerry announces the much awaited version of harmon.ie Connect for BlackBerry, linking SharePoint and Office 365 to the BlackBerry for seamless file sharing and access.

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Contacts

Schwartz MSL
Davida Dinerman/Brenna Hagy
781-684-0770
harmon.ie@schwartzmsl.com