Good EMM Uptake Propels “Robust” Software Growth for Q1 2017

BlackBerry’s software efforts continued to bear fruit in the first fiscal quarter of 2017, as enterprises embraced our newly-launched suite of enterprise mobility management (EMM) software.

BlackBerry recorded software and services revenue of $166 million in Q1, the highest in company history, said BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO, John Chen, during an investor call this morning.

That was up 21% year-over-year – “very robust growth,” noted Chen – and driven in large part by the 526 enterprise customers that purchased one of the Good Secure EMM Suites in Q1.

That figure is also up from 90 customers won in the first 60 days after the January 26th release of Good Secure EMM Suites, which combined existing software such as BES12 with offerings from recent acquisition, Good Technology.

An update to BlackBerry’s enterprise portfolio earlier this month brought further improvements to the Good Secure EMM Suites, including the integration of software from WatchDox and AtHoc. BlackBerry was also named a “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) suites and in the Forrester Wave for enterprise file sync and share solutions (WatchDox).

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