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.