Insurance and Finance Sectors React Positively to BlackBerry Tablet

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We recently heard about the Sun Life Financial using the PlayBook to sign up members for group insurance plans and more companies have been discussing the benefits of a BlackBerry PlayBook. RIM’s security is a huge advantage in the enterprise tablet market and according to Sun Life Financial VP Tom Reid, “When you’re transmitting sensitive member information that was our number one priority — to make sure we had the best security protocols.”

It seems insurance and finance sectors are jumping on the PlayBook with ING Groep’s Canadian unit developing a consumer-facing banking application for the PlayBook and considering using the device to replace laptops.

“If RIM lives up to what it has promised — seamless, out of the box connectively to the existing infrastructure — we can address a business need very, very quickly without making major investments,” said Charaka Kithulegoda, chief information officer for the unit.

It should be interesting to see what other companies and sectors adopt the PlayBook.

  • http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/vendor/1111 Eric at Ebscer

    From a security perspective the PlayBook will most likely will actually be superior to a laptop…

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    No wonder you guys have lots of viewers but no commenters going by the number of mistakes in each of your posts.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure we’ll see a lot more financial companies from Canada jump on the Playbook bandwagon. RIM’s home of Waterloo is home to 2 of Canada’s largest 3 life insurance companies. And if RIM is smart they would have already sent an army of salespeople down the road to Toronto where Canada’s big 5 banks are based.

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    playbook is the newest means of insurance companies to reach their clients. technology on the lose once again.and hopefully this technology would bring about a positive change when it comes to finance and insurance.

  • ruaninvestor

    RIM’s home of Waterloo is home to 2 of Canada’s largest 3 life insurance companies. Technology on the lose once again.and hopefully this technology would bring about a positive change when it comes to finance and insurance.