BlackBerry Limited announced that the German Development Agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, has chosen BlackBerry AtHoc as its emergency mass notification system.
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GIZ works on behalf of the German government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and governments of other countries, in various areas of sustainable development, including peace and security. GIZ is one of the world’s largest development agencies, with over 20,000 employees across more than 120 countries. BlackBerry AtHoc will be introduced to all GIZ employees.
BlackBerry AtHoc is trusted by government, military, commercial and humanitarian organizations around the world. The software system enables secure and effective communication and collaboration during emergencies or critical events like the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, to ensure business continuity and improve the ability for people to stay safe.
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“BlackBerry is delighted that GIZ has commissioned BlackBerry for their secure communications and workforce safety requirements,” said Adam Enterkin, Senior Vice President of EMEA, BlackBerry. “The vision behind GIZ is to strengthen democratic structures in various countries through reforms to better protect the population, which complements BlackBerry’s goals in IoT security, user privacy, and public safety.”
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