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BlackBerry to Acquire AtHoc: The Executives’ Perspectives

07.22.15 / tflorio2014

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Today, BlackBerry announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AtHoc, the leading provider of secure, networked crisis communications. We had the opportunity to talk to BlackBerry’s COO Marty Beard and AtHoc President and CEO Guy Miasnik to explore what this move means for both companies.

Tell me a bit more about what AtHoc does — and why it’s a good fit for BlackBerry.

GM: The short explanation is that AtHoc makes the world safer. When crises happen, there are always groups of people who leap into action, provide help, mitigate problems and generally get things under control. But to do this effectively, those people need to communicate and collaborate — and they need real-time awareness of what’s happening. That’s where AtHoc comes in. Our secure software platform provides a seamless exchange of critical information between devices, organizations and people. We’re proud to be the #1 provider to…

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