Black­Berry to buy Cal­i­for­nia-based firm

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS -

WATERLOO, Ont. - Black­Berry Ltd. has signed a deal to buy Cal­i­for­nia-based soft­ware com­pany AtHoc, which de­vel­ops emer­gency alert sys­tems for gov­ern­ment agen­cies, mil­i­tary bod­ies, and other or­ga­ni­za­tions. Fi­nan­cial terms of the deal were not re­leased. Black­Berry said Wed­nes­day that the AtHoc plat­form will be in­te­grated with its en­ter­prise port­fo­lio. AtHoc helps or­ga­ni­za­tions and peo­ple to con­nect and share in­for­ma­tion in times of cri­sis. Its clients in­clude the U.S. de­part­ments of de­fence and home­land se­cu­rity as well as public and pri­vate en­ter­prises. Black­Berry says the deal an­nounced Wed­nes­day will en­able AtHoc to ex­pand glob­ally.

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