Google Inc. said Wednesday it has a developed a program that will help utilize Android devices for business purposes in a way that ensures security for employers. A blog post from Google said the technology is called Android for Work and will help "businesses bring more devices to work by securing, managing and innovating on the Android platform." Google said the new program will allow for the creation of separate work profiles on Android devices where apps approved by a company's IT department exist securely, alongside personal apps that remain inaccessible to company officials. The program includes a calendar and tools for email, document editing, spreadsheets and presentations, as well as a Google Play for Work connection that facilitates employer-approved app downloads, the company said. Google said it is involving a number of partners on its Android for Work program, including BlackBerry Ltd. BlackBerry issued a release Wednesday that said its BES12 enterprise mobile management application will support Android for Work, giving companies a tool that "streamlines management of all device platforms and deployment models, such as BYOD and COBO , in a single command and control centre." BlackBerry said BES12's support for Android for Work will be available as a preview for select users next month and be widely available in the second quarter of this year.