Globo chief touts success of mobile work software firm

Oliver Smith
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GLOBO’S chief executive declared yesterday that “the BlackBerry days are gone” on the announcement that Globo’s profits were up 74 per cent at €14.4m (£12.1m), while revenues jumped 52 per cent to €32m.

The company’s growth was driven by Globo’s GO!Enterprise software that gives users access to work emails and intranets.

“Globo’s unique positioning in the emerging markets, with consumer services, and the advanced markets, with enterprise mobile offerings, sets the standard for future growth, driven by established major market trends, and for sustainable, recurring revenues,” said chief executive Costis Papadimitrakopoulos.

The share price of the Aim-listed firm jumped 4.8 per cent on the news to close at 64.75p yesterday.

“Globo’s growing reputation in consumer and enterprise mobile markets around the world is being translated into a strong, profitable trading performance,” said Globo chairman Barry Ariko.