In the past, we’ve discussed the unsafe file sharing tendencies of all but the most vigilant employees, and the challenges document sharing represents for industries such as healthcare and legal services. Throughout, we’ve maintained that BlackBerry Workspaces, formerly known as WatchDox by BlackBerry, is the key to document security, offering a secure enterprise file sync and sharing platform that combines ease of use with industry-recognized security. Now, we’re putting our money where our mouth is with a new webinar.
Hosted by BlackBerry Director of Product Management for Enterprise Software Dan Auker, the Industry Use Cases for EFSS webinar details how BlackBerry Workspaces offers advanced functionality in five key areas:
- Security: Files are protected by end-to-end encryption while at rest, in transit, on server and on device, and businesses retain ownership of these files even outside the firewall. Through digital rights management technology, BlackBerry Workspaces lets you control and restrict whether a recipient can download, copy, edit or print a file with permissions that can either be set to expire automatically or manually revoked at any time.
- Single pane of glass view: Whether stored on premises, in the cloud or both, users have a unified view of all files they’ve been given access to.
- Mobility: BlackBerry Workspaces offers a true multiplatform solution with native clients for Windows, OS X, BB10, Android, iOS and the web. Documents and user privileges are seamlessly synced across platforms.
- Tracking: Businesses retain control over files even when they are shared outside the organization. More importantly, they can track how, where and by whom each file has been accessed and used. This is particularly important for global organizations with wide supply chains or large fleets of contractors.
- Authentication: Granular user management and a mix of authentication methods together make BlackBerry Workspaces compatible with even the most stringent regulatory guidelines.
“[BlackBerry Workspaces] makes it easy for normal people to securely manage, transfer and collaborate on sensitive files,” explains Auker. “And when we say it’s part of the Blackberry platform, we don’t just mean that it has a Blackberry logo on it. The [Workspaces] console is fully integrated with the BES admin console, and the [Workspaces] client is fully integrated into the Good Dynamics [now known as BlackBerry Dynamics] solution.”
Auker then dedicates the bulk of the webinar to describing how BlackBerry Workspaces is impacting five key industries: financial services and insurance, media and entertainment, government, healthcare and life sciences, and technology and manufacturing, driving home the solution’s value with customer success stories. Highlights include:
- One of the world’s largest private equity firms saved $1,500 per attendee at its conferences by using BlackBerry Workspaces to distribute conference materials. With over $205B of assets, this firm hosts 10 to 15 conferences per year with over 500 attendees at each. It also uses BlackBerry Workspaces to streamline its board meetings.
- An American film and television production and distribution company protects scripts from leaking out and improves collaboration on films by managing its files through BlackBerry Workspaces, which is easily integrated into its current mobile platform. Before adopting BlackBerry Workspaces, the company would have to fly scripts out to its actors and keep the actors under guard while they read.
- A government agency with over 600,000 employees and over 200,000 vehicles – the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world – uses BlackBerry Workspaces to manage its employee application process, storing documents which include questionnaires, personal data and even fingerprints. Through BlackBerry Workspaces, this information is shared securely with internal human resources staff, and also externally with other agencies.
- One of the largest healthcare operations in the United States uses BlackBerry Workspaces to manage medical applications and transfer patient records between clinicians. HIPAA is a major compliance hurdle for this organization, and a major selling point for BlackBerry Workspaces was the fact that doctors, nurses and other staff can easily access medical data on their mobile devices while remaining compliant.
- The world’s leading innovator in athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories uses BlackBerry Workspaces to secure its massive global supply chain, protecting documents that could be used by third parties to counterfeit its products, which could cost it tens of billions of dollars annually. Protecting every segment of its supply chain would be a logistical nightmare without BlackBerry Workspaces, which allows it to freely extend and revoke file access privileges.
The webinar concludes with a brief Q&A, which covers topics including:
- The location of the BlackBerry Workspaces cloud servers and storage systems
- The extent of BlackBerry Workspaces’ compatibility
- How BlackBerry Workspaces handles the secure sharing of video files on mobile devices
- User licensing
- Integrating BlackBerry Workspaces with third-party systems
- How user authentication in BlackBerry Workspaces works
- Using BlackBerry Workspaces as your storage repository vs. connecting BlackBerry Workspaces to existing solutions like SharePoint, Documentum and OpenText
Interested in seeing how you might use BlackBerry Workspaces to enhance your own business operations? Learn more by watching the webinar recording. You can also visit the official BlackBerry Workspaces page or check out our BlackBerry Workspaces product demo for further information.