BlackBerry (BBRY) +1.2% after Barron's provides a semi-favorable writeup about the potential of...

|About: BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)|By:, SA News Editor

BlackBerry (BBRY) +1.2% after Barron's provides a semi-favorable writeup about the potential of its BES 10 mobile device management (MDM) platform and network operations centers. The fact BlackBerry can pair its MDM software with a secure network could give it an edge, Barron's notes. However, it also points out MDM competition from startups (AirWatch, MobileIron) and bigger IT names (SAP, Citrix) is intense - Airwatch's chairman argues BES 10 is still "woefully behind" in supporting advanced management features for iOS/Android, such as FIPS 140 encryption.