By the Blouin News Technology staff

BlackBerry aims to stay afloat with cyber services

by in Enterprise Tech.

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Source: marissa anderson/flickr

BlackBerry’s announcement that it acquired U.K.-based cyber security consultancy company Encription is a heartening development for the once-top-dog smartphone company. The world has watched BlackBerry — once Research in Motion — slide steadily from leading the smartphone market to falling by the wayside as Apple and Samsung glide past. But the Encription purchase is a deliberate reshuffling of the remaining cards in BlackBerry’s deck.

To anyone who has followed BlackBerry’s painful downward spiral within the smartphone scene — a market in which it once was king — this move into consultancy services looks smart. BlackBerry is capitalizing on one of its biggest strengths: secure communication technology…

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