BlackBerry Limited partners with HCL Infosystems to expand the channel and distribution network for BlackBerry enterprise software products and services in India.
The partnership will enhance the availability of BlackBerry’s enterprise mobility portfolio to business customers by leveraging HCL Infosystems’ extensive pan-India network of deeply specialized enterprise distribution partners. As well as sales support, customers will also have access to HCL Infosystems’ IT deployment support and integration capabilities that will help them to migrate seamlessly or consolidate their Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) investments.
Richard McLeod, Vice President Global Channels at BlackBerry says, “India is a priority for Black Berry’s enterprise software business and we are focused on delivering the best possible experience to our business customers in this market. By working with an established partner like HCL Infosystems in India, we aim to create growth for our partners while giving our customers wider access to our leading suite of enterprise solutions with world-class support, helping organizations advance their mobility strategies.”
“We are delighted to partner with BlackBerry. Combining four decades of HCL Infosystems’ customer management expertise with an unmatched enterprise distribution network, we are confident of benefiting businesses with the innovative BlackBerry enterprise software portfolio, providing the scale of expertise and support, and at same time creating significant opportunity for the channel,” said Bimal Das, Joint President, Enterprise Products Distribution Business, HCL Infosystems Ltd.
The partnership further strengthens HCL’s Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) alliances by significantly expanding their enterprise software portfolio with BlackBerry solutions. In addition to selling and supporting BlackBerry´s enterprise software portfolio, HCL Infosystems will also provide value-added services such as technical support and consulting.
This partnership closely follows the announcement of the BlackBerry Enterprise Partner Program in May 2016, underlining BlackBerry’s commitment to the global channel partner network. The program includes an integrated and simplified pricing structure along with enhanced partner discounts through deal registration, and offers BlackBerry partners around the world best practices that enhance their skills to offer and support BlackBerry’s cross platform security and productivity solutions.