Not only are many enterprise users abandoning their BlackBerrys (RIMM), government workers are...


Not only are many enterprise users abandoning their BlackBerrys (RIMM), government workers are increasingly following suit. The NOAA plans to switch from a BlackBerry-only environment to a "platform-agnostic" one, partly due to BlackBerry management costs. Likewise, the ATF is replacing 3,800 BlackBerrys, and the DoD plans to release security guidelines for using iOS (AAPL) and Android (GOOG) devices in August. (also)

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  • jno
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    This is a really stupid article. Government agencies still have to secure the data. Some are using Good Technologies, which is more expensive than RIM. Others use Mobile Iron, Airwatch etc... Point is there is always added expense to secure data. Blackberry isn't really anymore expensive and the devices are cheaper and use data more efficiently. Another poorly researched article.
    4 May 2012, 05:31 PM Reply Like
  • The Hobbert
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    No kidding. Same old same old. Very old news. In the long run, RIM is much cheaper than anyone else, especially once a breach happens (and if you not with RIM, it WILL happen).
    4 May 2012, 07:09 PM Reply Like
  • goofyfoot5
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    This is the same guy who writes this all the time. Guess he or his boss was a little nervous that there may be a short squeeze. They've done well on the short side---so far but haven't covered. That could get very ugly.
    This is just such old news. ATF has to change because they probably short their BES servers and are telling the Procurement guys they don't work. ATF didn't want to do it because we all know they can never hit anything they aim at.
    Also jno is right.
    :-)
    4 May 2012, 06:28 PM Reply Like
  • The Hobbert
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    The only companies abandoning the BB are those that don't care about security or are not smart enough to understand security. iOS and Android are about as unsecure as you can get. Any company that abandons RIM will get what they deserve. Many security breaches.
    4 May 2012, 07:02 PM Reply Like
  • bedrock65
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    This is old news
    4 May 2012, 07:36 PM Reply Like
  • ItsAllGreek
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    Definitely suspicious when some resurrects old stories and tries to present it as news - tried and true tactic for market manipulators.
    5 May 2012, 03:39 AM Reply Like
  • tiger8896
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    A trend to watch and it's not old news as far as the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) piece, with federal cost cutting many agencies that don't need top secret security are going to look for less expensive alternatives.

     

    Just as I would be watching trends when the Blackberry was the dominant phone in corporate America, I would be watching whether Rimm is losing their corporate foothold with BES that some surveys have suggested.
    5 May 2012, 10:42 AM Reply Like
  • tiger8896
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    ^^^ Sorry that NOAA news is 2 months old.
    5 May 2012, 11:41 AM Reply Like
  • jno
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    It is fair to say some of these agencies and enterprises that are less dependent on security are opening the door to other OS's. However Blackberry is often still in the mix and the choice for GFE. And, they still have to secure the data with a third party and still need a support contract. The meme that this is saving the Government $$ is pure fiction however.
    6 May 2012, 12:44 PM Reply Like
  • peacemaker2012
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    lets watch the market jump - the short sellers are going to get scared that the BB10 might just be a great machine when hooked int the Blackberry networks - I would buy NOW. looking for a $40 price in 18 months
    23 Nov 2012, 11:08 AM Reply Like
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