BlackBerry AtHoc

German Development Agency chooses BlackBerry Athoc

BlackBerry AtHoc chosen as emergency mass notification system.

BlackBerry announced today that the German Development Agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), has chosen BlackBerry AtHoc as its emergency mass notification system. 

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 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.”

The BlackBerry® AtHoc suite of integrated applications that allows organisations to prepare for incidents that can impact your organization by defining a step-by-step incident plan, assigning stakeholders, and sending the plan through a review cycle​. Once the plan is approved, stakeholders can review it to familiarize themselves with their roles in a response. As the plan changes, keep personnel aware in real-time.

Organisations can respond to incidents by executing an instance of a previously created plan or by starting from scratch​. Real-life incidents don’t always follow a playbook, so you can make live adjustments to your plan as needed.  When the incident is over, you can get an accurate timeline of what occurred by reviewing the activity log and reports.

Organisations can collaborate in real-time via the web or AtHoc mobile app to keep everyone informed during an event. The chat-based collaboration sessions can be associated with a plan or instance of a plan, pulling in the necessary stakeholders, to enable collaboration within and between organizations. 

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