Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Sep 2013 23:29 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

So, BlackBerry has just announced it's exciting the consumer market, focussing on the enterprise instead. Worse yet, it's cutting 4500 jobs, half its workforce, which is a statistic for us, but a disaster for those involved.

The company sold just 3.7 million smartphones in the second quarter, most of which ran the older BlackBerry 7 operating system instead of the new BlackBerry 10. This means the Z10 and Q10 have been unmitigated flops. Hardly surprising though - even random people such as myself knew BB10 was going to be a hard, if not impossible, sell.

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RE: BYOD
by drcoldfoot on Sun 22nd Sep 2013 19:15 UTC in reply to "BYOD"
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I disagree. I applaud this move and the refocus o teh enterprise. BYOD is a disaster in the enterprise space when it comes to security and corporate compliance. Even on the support end, there are many wasted cycles troubleshooting personal devices of disparate Operating configurations and software installations. If enterprises can focus on one Enterprise friendly device, as before, they would save in operating expenses, compliance, security (minus the NSA), and SW licensing costs such as mobile iron, etc. to attempt to lock down devices.

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