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Remembering the CrackBerry: BlackBerry Migration Survey

Two-thirds of CIOs believe end user satisfaction is more important than security.
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A recent Ponemon Institute survey of 400 IT professionals in financial services found mobility is shifting CIOs to a new model of enterprise IT.

Change in user demographics, risk profiles, security frameworks and user preferences are all drivers of the trends expected to unfold over the next few years.

The study, conducted on behalf of MobileIron, a mobile device management software provider, also zoomed in on the expected changes to BlackBerry usage.

[For more on this topic, see Agility and Preparedness for Change Tops Mobile Strategy Concerns]

Once the crowned jewel of the business executive's arsenal Blackberry's rapid replacement with Android and iPhone highlights the need for agility and "preparedness for change" to maintain an effective mobile strategy.

 

Becca Lipman is Senior Editor for Wall Street & Technology. She writes in-depth news articles with a focus on big data and compliance in the capital markets. She regularly meets with information technology leaders and innovators and writes about cloud computing, datacenters, ... View Full Bio

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Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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3/31/2014 | 6:02:55 PM
re: Remembering the CrackBerry: BlackBerry Migration Survey
Good question. It seems like quite a few people are still using Blackberry, but are there enough to justify creating apps for Blackberry over iPhone or Android? Doesn't seem likely, especially since Blackberry use is predicted to decrease over time.
Becca L
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Becca L,
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3/31/2014 | 5:07:32 PM
re: Remembering the CrackBerry: BlackBerry Migration Survey
Similarly, there are still a number of BlackBerry lovers! Execs can phase them out, but they can't eliminate them. They have to prepare to accept all these BYO options. If they build out their infrastructure to only support Android and Apple they are building themselves into a corner - they must be prepared to take on new trending mobile devices as they come in.
Jonathan_Camhi
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Jonathan_Camhi,
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3/31/2014 | 4:37:20 PM
re: Remembering the CrackBerry: BlackBerry Migration Survey
I also keep hearing from execs that they always have at least a few employees who are die-hard Microsoft phone users. So they have to factor that in as they phase out their Blackberries.
IvySchmerken
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IvySchmerken,
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3/31/2014 | 3:31:30 PM
re: Remembering the CrackBerry: BlackBerry Migration Survey
So, user experience has trumped security and as also, I suspect more business apps are available now for the iPhone and Android. Is anyone developing for the Blackberry? I also read that Blackberry is going to focus on helping corporations secure mobile apps.
Becca L
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Becca L,
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3/31/2014 | 2:07:08 PM
re: Remembering the CrackBerry: BlackBerry Migration Survey
It seems security remains important, but pushed lower on the priority list in favor of user experience. This all goes back to happy employees are productive employees, and BYO benefits - I think in the face of employee retention corporations are willing to take on the risks of Apple and Android, although to Jonathan's point they aren't as critical as originally believed.
Jonathan_Camhi
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Jonathan_Camhi,
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3/31/2014 | 1:35:55 AM
re: Remembering the CrackBerry: BlackBerry Migration Survey
In the current mobile security environment iPhones are very secure though. Most of the mobile malware we're seeing in the world is in fake apps. And those are ALL targeting Android because Apple curates its app store. Things could obviously change, but for right now iPhones are very secure.
IvySchmerken
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IvySchmerken,
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3/30/2014 | 7:10:02 PM
re: Remembering the CrackBerry: BlackBerry Migration Survey
Security was one of Blackberry's main assets. It's interesting that CIOs are weighing other factors such as employee access to applications ahead of security.
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