44% of devices currently in use at financial services firms are BlackBerry. This is expected to decrease nearly one-third to 30% in the next 12 months.
• 49 percent of those surveyed expect to have zero BlackBerry devices in their organizations 12 months from now.
• 52 percent of respondents have a team in place dedicated to migration from BlackBerry to a multi-OS mobile environment.
• The top three motivations for migration from BlackBerry are employee productivity, employee demands, and availability of applications. Concern about BlackBerry’s financial stability may have increased the urgency of migration, but it is not the primary motivation for most respondents.
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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